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Jessica Pugh left the rest trailing
Jessica Pugh left the rest trailing
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Garstang Cycling Club’s youngest member, 12-year-old Jessica Pugh (pictured), became this year’s women’s champion in the club’s annual Undulations Trophy.

The time trial attracted 21 club members and was held on a hilly course starting and finishing at the Kenlis Arms Barnacre near Garstang last Wednesday evening.

A pupil at Ripley St Thomas School in Lancaster, Jessica was competing in her first Undulations Trophy alongside brother Sam, mum Alison and dad Mark.

Stephane Jamin from Catterall was a deserved first-time men’s champion afeter completing the course in 35:31, including a six-minute handicap.

Fastest time of the night went to local ace Andy Whiteside in a time of 23:54, increased to 35:31 with a 12-minute handicap applied.

The Undulations Trophy is a nine-mile course and, open to Garstang Cycling Club members only, it is run as a family fun affair where faster riders are given time penalties making it possible for anyone to win the men’s and women’s classes.

Club chairman, Phil Morgan, said: “We try to be a bit different to other cycling clubs: we span all age ranges and all disciplines.

“Our activities are very much focused on the social aspects of bringing together people from all backgrounds to simply get out and have fun cycling.”