Mantle family dominate Mildenhall Cycling Club’s awards

ALL SMILES: Mildenhall Cycling Club members show off their trophies
ALL SMILES: Mildenhall Cycling Club members show off their trophies

The Mantle family were rewarded for their off-road riding prowess at Mildenhall Cycling Club’s annual awards event.

Dad Matthew improved on his previous year’s second place to be the clear winner of the Senior Off-Road Championship. He won with 79 points from a maximum of 80 available, 25 points ahead of his nearest rival Garth Collier.

His wife, Diane, in the Ladies’ section went one better than Matthew, to secure the maximum 80 points from her best eight rides out.

Their 14-year-old son Colin repeated his convincing win in the Under-18s Off-Road Championship, with 79 points.

His closest rival, on 74 points, was another member of the Robb family, 15-year-old Alexander, with his younger brother Francis in third place.

The club’s top accolade, though, went to Jean Poole, who for the first time won the Senior Super Championship — a season-long competition with points taken from a variety of events.

Twelve-year-old Francis Robb won the Under-18 Super Championship accolade, while Colin Mantle won the Carrington Cup, improving on his average speed over 10 miles to record 17.98mph.

The Dave Morley Cup was claimed by Alexander Robb for his average speed of 19.32mph over 10 miles.