Good day for club’s lady riders

MATLOCK Cycling Club members Emma Martin and Marianne Heffron entered the Stilettos on Wheels women-only MTB event at Birchall in Dronfield on Saturday.

The course was similar to round three of the Midlands series and over-50s women from the Northern region had entered.

There were two and four-hour events, featuring teams of two and solos.

The pair took part in the team two-hour event and won it with a lap in hand, also completing the fastest lap of the day at just over 20 minutes.

The pair said: “The event was brilliantly organised, with a really friendly and supportive atmosphere and we would recommend it in the future to any women who would like to give MTB racing a try.”

Clubmate Theresa Billington also did the four-hour team event and came first in that to complete a good day for Matlock Cycling Club’s ladies.