8th Dec, 2016

Solihull cyclists claim team gold at National Championships

Solihull Editorial 28th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THREE Solihull cyclists came away from the National Cyclo Cross Championships with team gold after an impressive display at the muddy Sundourne Sports Centre.

Twins Jacob and Harrison Knight were joined by Ben Healy o take on the country’s best riders at the event in Shrewsbury on Sunday.

The conditions were incredibly hard for all riders with the thick mud combining with heavy rain throughout the course, which meant riders had to run large parts of the course with the bikes being carried over their shoulders.

However that did not deter the Solihull Cycling Club riders with Healey surging to the front of the race and after that he never dropped lower than third.

It was a terrific ride from the youngster who went on to claim a super individual silver medal.

Slightly further back was Harrison who was fighting inside the top ten alongside brother Jacob. With around ten minutes to go Harrison was positioned seventh but he overtook two riders to cross the finish line in fifth, while Jacob came 12th.

The combined score of their individual placings was enough for the Solihull team to take home gold and they wore their very muddy jerseys with pride on the podium.