September 5th, 2016

Jess marches on in the Shakespeare 100

Jess marches on in the Shakespeare 100 Jess marches on in the Shakespeare 100
Jess O'Riley is all smiles at the finish.

STRATFORD Cycling Club teenager Jess O’Riley continued her impressive season in the name of charity with a promising performance in the Shakespeare 100 event.

Jess is getting better and fitter as the year progresses and this latest display was a fine show of endurance as she completed the 100-mile event.

A club spokesman said: “She spent a lot of the event on her own and it was a tough ride with three major climbs and lots of smaller ones, with more than 2,000 metres of climbing.

“Jess still looked as fresh as a daisy at the finish and proved she is a tough cookie.”

Particularly impressive was the fact Jess completed the longest optional distance for this event.

Younger riders are recommended to complete the shortest 40-mile course but Jess, who is in her first year of racing, declined both this and the 100km option to ride 100 miles instead.

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