Cycling: Young Truro rider clinches GB crown
YOUNG cyclist Megan Wherry has had a weekend she will never forget.
The 13-year-old One and All Cycling Youth Academy member from Carnon Downs, has been racing BMX for several years with outstanding results and raced the Worlds last year in Birmingham.
But after the season had finished Megan turned to other disciplines and rode Cyclocross and then Mountain Bike entering Downhill Competitions.
Last month, Megan had a taste of 4cross, (four riders racing down a steep track with fast turns and jumps usually dug out of steep fields). Entering at the deep end with the Elite women, the Penair School pupil surprised herself with how well she took to it, combining her BMX skills with her Mountain bike to finish fifth at her first attempt.
After enjoying the last round, she entered the next round which took place on Saturday in Shropshire, which was also to host the British 4cross Championships the next day.
Megan had been putting in the practice before hand, including at the new track in Falmouth to ensure she was ready and did it pay off.
Saturday was round five in the series and Megan again took on the Elite Female, riding fast all day to take an outstanding third. And so she went into Sunday's British Championships in a positive mood.
She won the first two races and finished second in the third, which meant she needed a win in the final race to take the title and after a close start took top spot to become British 4 cross female champion.
To top the weekend, the Elite female Champion Katy Curd, who is currently leading the world series, was so impressed with Megan she has offered her coaching and support to race alongside her in the future.
Megan will continue to train with One and all Cycling's youth academy and combine practice at Carrick Riders 4 cross track in Falmouth, with Katy's coaching and guidance to improve her future Mountain Bike racing.