King’s Lynn Cycling Club sisters Jasmine and Mollie Skerritt strike gold in Muddy Monsters League
Two sisters from King’s Lynn Cycling Club (KLCC) struck gold in the latest round of the Muddy Monsters League.
Jasmine Skerritt was victorious in the under-10 girls series and Mollie Skerritt won gold in the under-12s girls series.
Despite storm Jorge in full effect, four of KLCC’s go-ride juniors; the two Skerritt’s, Asa Thurlow, Ben Shepherd braved the elements to race the final series of the Muddy Monster race series which is hosted by by Fenland Clarion CC in Peterborough.
Other clubs involved in the series were: St. Ives, Peterborough, Cambridge Velouse Flyers and Bedford.
The track was very tight and twisty with a number of short but punchy bankings which caused a number of riders to come off their bikes with the aid of storm Jorge deteriorating the track with heavy rainfall showers and excessive use.
All four of the riders from KLCC managed to achieve medals in their respective age groups.
As well as the sisters getting their gold medals, Ben Shepherd also got a gold medal in the under-14 boys series and Thomas Wills-Gillings got a silver medal in the under-16 boys series.
Alongside her medal in the under-12 series, Mollie Skerritt also got a gold medal for the girl with the most points across all categories.
Due to the teams brilliant performance at the event, they managed to get 1st place in the team event as they successfully defended the title they won last year.
Every member of the KLCC team contributed in some capacity towards retaining the title.
The full KLCC go-ride team is: Jasmine Skerritt, Mollie Skerritt, Bethany Horn, Asa Thurlow, Ben Shepherd, Thomas Wills-Gillings, Teddy Mason, Harrison Light & Shay Connolly.
On Saturday week, Fenland Clarion are set to host the Muddy Monsters regional championships where riders from the other series; Muddy Monsters Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will compete against riders from Muddy Monsters North Cambridgeshire.
This will give some of the younger riders to compete against some different riders in which they haven’t competed against before.
The series is designed to get new youth riders involved in cycling and they will compete against experienced individuals as well as other novices as well.
It is an attempt to facilitate any sort of ability for a fun and enjoyable experience which gives many different opportunities in age ranges from under-8s right up to under-16s.
The day will include three types of races: a sprint race, endurance race and a handicap race as well.