Matlock CC Alumni
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Matlock CC has a proud history of starting youngsters on their development to elite and world class riders. These riders include Arthur Green, Cameron Orr, Rueben Orr, Tom Last, Annie Last, Will Gascoyne, Dan Davies, Matt Sumpton, Andrew Knowles, Phil Spencer, Sarah Lomas, Tim Gould, Julian Gould, Sam Thorne, Hazel Wakefield, John Ludlam and Frank Holmes. In 2017 the Club achieved the rare feat of having a rider who started as a youngster with the Club at every level of the BC Rider Development Route:
Amelie Wayte / Sarah Briggs - Apprentice
Elena Smith - Junior Academy
Cameron Orr - Senior Academy
Annie Last - Podium
In no particular order here are some of those riders:
Cameron Orr began cycling as a youngster with the club. Became an accomplished rider representing Northern Ireland in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Mountain Biking and on the road. Cameron became part of the British Cycling Senior Academy. He still rides locally and can be seen occasionally at a NDCXL race. Cameron's Dad Rob is a former Irish Road Race champion.
Arthur Green began cycling as a youngster with the club and after regional cyclocross and mountain bike success represented Great Britain as a junior abroad with the Cyclocross and Mountain Bike squads. Also finished on the podium at the Cyclocross World Cup event at Milton Keynes in 2014. Arthur's Dad Chris continues to be involved with the club and has organised the Matlock CC rounds of the NDCXL recently.
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Last
Last was introduced to mountain biking by her father and brother, Tom as she accompanied them on racing trips. In 2009, she joined the British Cycling Olympic Academy programme, and was originally expected to be a potential athlete for the 2016 Olympic Games but ended up riding the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games as part of an impressive racing palmares.
Brother Tom Last was also a professional mountain bike and road cyclist and has become a presenter on the Global Cycling network GCN channel
Sarah Briggs and Amelie Wayte
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Gould