10:49am Thursday 26th September 2013
FORMER Stourbridge rider Hannah Payton had the trip of a lifetime when she travelled to China and represented Team GB in a UCI Cyclo Cross event which took place north of Beijing.
The 19-year-old from Kingswinford finished a fabulous seventh in the women’s international race when there were 18 countries represented.
Payton was the youngest rider taking part in her event and came home just 19 seconds behind winner Margriet Koppenburgh.
n Stourbridge Cycling Club were out in force when they contested round three of the West Midlands Cyclo-Cross League at the Pitcher Woods course.
The tricky track did not prove too much of a challenge for promising junior Anthony Neave as he finished second.
Veteran lady Jayne Cheslin came third in a competitive race, while Derek Hill clinched fourth spot in his veteran event ahead of Matt Cheslin and Ian Cadwallader.
There was a family double for Carol and Terry Rowntree who streaked away to record victories in the over 65 and 70’s race, while Marie Neave and Steven Alsop did well in the Under-10’s race with Olivier Alsop and Rachel Wildboar were well to the fore in the Under-16’s event.
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