COMPETITORS were treated to a mud bath at round nine of the South West Cyclo-Cross League which was held at Pillaton, near Saltash on Sunday.
The event had originally been pencilled in for Plymouth’s Central Park but was switched to Bush Farm, which was extremely muddy after heavy rain during the week.
However, many cyclists made light of the tough conditions and testing course.
Pilgrim Flyers managed to win both male and female categories in the under-16 event.
Oliver Allen won the boys’ race, ahead of Sam Medlyn, while Rosie Andrews claimed victory in the girls’ event.
The senior men’s race was won by Richard Long, with Saint Piran’s Alex Fanshawe second, Mid-Devon’s Alex Scullion third and Lee Adams of Tavistock Wheelers fourth.
James Chapman was first male veteran, with Mid-Devon’s Robin Delve first over-50.
Mid-Devon CC took the top three senior women’s spots courtesy of Catherine Kilburn, Juliet Elliott and Jackie Shute.
Another Mid-Devon rider, Harry Birchell, was first junior man and first overall.
Leon Dawes, of Complete Cycle Works, took top honours in the under-14 boys’ race, ahead of Tavistock’s Joe Dix and James Pearcy.
Taw Velo’s Emma Springgs was first under-14 girl, ahead of Ellen Garnsworthy.
Meribel Hudson was first under-12 girl, with Minehead’s Joseph Wright first under-12 boy ahead of Tavistock’s Ewan Dix and Taw’s Louis Garnsworthy.
Louis Wright took the under-10 boys’ title, with Taw’s Georgina Mahoney edging out Tavistock’s Lara Dix in the girls’ event of the same age category.
Mid-Devon’s Matthew Holmes was first under-eight, ahead of Tavistock’s Jamie Young, with Lauren Fox first under-eight girl.
The next round will be held at Paignton Velopark this coming weekend, with Mount Kelly College hosting Round 11 on December 17.
Results from Sunday’s event at Pillaton can be found HERE