Cyclocross medals secured by Scunthorpe students
USUALLY a sport dominated by the south of the county, two talented teenagers are bucking the trend to ensure North Lincolnshire gets among the medals in cyclocross.
Max Williamson (left of picture) and Robbie Sturdy, both year 10 pupils at Melior Community College, finished on the podium in the Under-16 Lincolnshire Cyclocross League.
Under-14 champion last year, Max took the step up in his stride to win silver, while his Lincsquad Youth Academy team-mate took the bronze.
"I expected to do well, but not as well as I did the year before," said Max, who also finished third in the Lincolnshire Youth Championships.
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"I was bottom of the age group whereas before I was top of the age group. Everyone seems to be a lot bigger than me as well.
"I'd been training for it and knew what to expect but the competition was a lot tougher.
"Next year I'll be top of the age group so I'll be going for the gold."
The League consists of 13 off-road races over various terrain throughout the county, often in incredibly testing conditions during the winter, with 11 of the best results to count.
The duo are Youth Ambassadors for their school as part of the Youth Sports Trust, while Max is also part of the North Lincs Talent Squad.
"Over the last decade or so, clubs from the south of the county have tended to do well," said Max's mum Lyn.
"So for them to do it and in the older age group was quite outstanding."