Maddies flies to third in her mountain bike debut

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Maddie Gammons followed up a successful first road race of the year a week earlier with her debut mountain bike race on Sunday.

The Bourne teenager competed in the first qualifying event for the inter regional MTB championships at Hadleigh Park, Staffordshire, which hosted Olympic mountain bike events last year.

Maddie raced to an excellent third place, finishing just behind much more experienced riders.

This weekend, she will be joined by new teammate and mountain bike specialist Connor Harnan in the first round of the National MTB series at Sherwood Pines.