NATALIE Clements impressed again for Solihull Cycling Club finishing as the fifth place girl in Saturday’s non-championship fun ride.
There was no local Cyclo-Cross event as the National Cyclo-Cross Championships took place at Peel Park in Bradford.
But Natalie’s early start was all worthwhile as the race was still an important indicator of national form.
All the top riders in the U12 age group were there from around the country, despite the very windy conditions.
In the four-lap race Natalie just lost touch with a lead group of four girls but rode very strongly and in the last lap managed to ride off her wheel a girl who had tagged her for much of the race.
She finished fifth in the girls competition and 23rd in the race overall.