Heathersett's Riley wins final British girls Grand Prix

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Event: 28 September 2013
Location: Astley and Tyldesley CSC
Report: Mel Perkins

HETHERSETT HAWKS / SWINTON & CO are celebrating the success of Danielle Riley who capped a brilliant season by wining the final British girls' grand prix at Astley & Tyldesley in Lancashire and therefore won the overall Grand Prix Series. She blew the opposition away in her four qualifying races and then made a determined start from grid 2 in the Final to hit the front and never looked back wining by five bike lengths.

Katie Adams also competed in this category and rode well to reach the "B" Final but a rib injury impaired her start in the final and she trailed in fourth. Still overall 10th place in the series is something she can be proud of.

Oliver Riley scored 12 points in the U16s competition to only miss out on the A Final by countback. He made no mistake from the start of the B final to take the chequered flag - the grand prix points scored there taking him up to fifth in the overall series.

The two Rileys and Oliver Buxton picked up winners' trophies in the Norfolk Grand Prix series after the final round at Hethersett while Alfie Nixon (3rd) Katie Adams (2nd) and Carly Grimes (3rd) also picked up trophies in their categories. Phil Adams won the Senior round on the night.

Hethersett's final match at the Memorial Playing Field this season sees the East Anglian Championships staged there on Saturday starting at 11 a.m with the Under-10s followed by Under-13s, Under-16s then a combined Senior/Under-19 Final.

On Sunday several Hawks will be at Kesgrave for a round of the South East Grand Prix (12 noon).


Under 8

1st Oliver Reynolds (Kesgrave) 200 points

2nd Jack Brownell (Sheffield) 166

3rd Ronnie Wassall (Leics) 162

Under 10

1st Lewis Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) 200 points

2nd Thomas Whitwam (Bury) 168

3rd Ben Stanbury (Exeter) 148

Under 12

1st James Bunting (Sheffield) 188 points

2nd Tyler Brinkhoff (Kesgrave) 156

3rd Owen Tidball (Exeter) 135

Under 14

1st Brandon Whetton (East Park) 184 points

2nd Will Tidball (Exeter) 172

3rd Ben Harvey (Ipswich) 169

Under 16

1st Richard Fellgate (Ipswich) 188 points

2nd Daniel Knights (Ipswich) 166

3rd Lee Kemp (East Park) 147


1st Danielle Riley (Hethersett) 188

2nd Lauren Hookway (Exeter) 184

3rd Ellie Sullivan (Sheffield) 168