Cycle 360 Supported Athletes Thrive in Summer Competitions

Cycle 360 Supported Athletes thrive in Summer competitions with remarkable performances and unwavering dedication!

Impressive Results at the Island Games

Sacha Horsthuis had an impressive debut at the Island Games, continuing to balance her training with full-time work and her responsibilities as a parent to a two-year old.  She finished 8th in both the mountain bike criterium and mountain bike cross country-olympic races achieving an impressive Team Gold with her mountain bike teammate Kirree Quayle and a team silver respectively. This was no mean feat with just two Manx riders vs some teams having five fighting for team medal.

Elliot Baxter demonstrated his enduring prowess in mountain biking by finishing 13th in the mountain bike crit race and achieving a remarkable top 20 finish in the cross country Olympic race at the Island Games in Guernsey this July. Notably, Elliot is 45 years old, making his achievements even more impressive considering the high standard of competitors and being able to finish at the sharp end of both races. As a self-coached athlete at A Star Cycling, Elliot has successfully organised his training around his family commitments and full-time work. His return to the same event in Guernsey after 20 years, and his podium finish, highlight his dedication and enviable mountain biking skills.

Mark Horsthuis had a remarkable debut at the Island Games in Guernsey. Despite recovering from a recent injury where he broke his ribs just 2.5 weeks prior due to a road race crash, Mark displayed incredible determination. The first of three races was the time trial event where he was the second fastest Manx-man to complete the hilly course coming in at 15th overall. In the road race, he managed to find himself in the front break several times and eventually secured a 10th place finish. Mark’s performance in the road race criterium was exceptional, showcasing his technical skills and courage. He finished 5th overall in the race, contributing significantly to his team’s success and securing a Team Silver. Mark’s ability to balance his very full on training regime, full-time work, and family responsibilities to his two year old with his wife Sacha, who is also an athlete, is truly commendable.

 

Mike and Isaac’s Enduro Excellence

Mike Chatel’s performance in the Cycle 360 two-day enduro was remarkable, as he secured an impressive 10th place overall finish. This challenging race comprised two 40km loops with significant climbing and unique stages spread over two days. Mike’s endurance and skill were evident in his successful navigation of the demanding trails. His anticipation of the upcoming fun enduro and the Cycle 360 MTB series on August 27th reflects his enthusiasm for future challenges.

Isaac Batty’s season has been marked by exceptional achievements. He secured a 2nd place finish in the U18 UK National Championships, a 3rd place finish in the U18 Hope PMBA Enduro, a 1st place finish in the Cycle 260 Two-Day Enduro, and a 2nd place finish in the age 15-16 category at the UK DH National Championships. Isaac’s consistently impressive performances across different events underscore his talent and dedication to downhill riding.

Adventure Cyclist, Brad’s Triumphs this Summer

Brad Woodruffe at just 25-years young is a self-proclaimed adventure cyclist with achievements you wouldn’t believe.  Balancing his commitment as a full-time bicycle mechanic at Cycle 360, with his training and eagerness to take on new challenges, his drive, resilience and perseverance serves as inspiration to us all. In our last blog, we explore Brads two major accomplishments: Everisting up Injebreck and cycling the Gran Fondo and Lighthouses Challenge (‘Lighthouses Fondo’) in just one day.  Brad’s since done a full write up on his ‘Race Through Poland’, where he pushed himself to the absolute limit cycling 1,000 miles completely unsupported.  You can find Brad’s article here.

Our Cycle 360 Supported Athletes continue to excel in their respective competitions, displaying dedication, skill, and the ability to manage their training alongside various commitments. We’re proud to support each of them!

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