Dame Sarah Storey wins at the Biking Belles Grand Prix

Team Storey, making their first visit to Goodwood, stormed to victory in the Lady March Grand Prix race
Team Storey, making their first visit to Goodwood, stormed to victory in the Lady March Grand Prix race

GREAT Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian stormed to victory in a fast and exciting race at Goodwood on Sunday.

Dame Sarah Storey and her team were special guests at this year’s Biking Belles Grand Prix.

The Biking Belles line up at the start of the Eaton Bedhampton Go-Race

The Biking Belles line up at the start of the Eaton Bedhampton Go-Race

Organiser Val Harper said: “We had a fabulous day. It was the first time Dame Sarah and her team, Team Storey, had ever visited Goodwood.

“It was a fast and exciting race, with Dame Sarah winning the Lady March Grand Prix race.”

Elizabeth-Jane Harris took second place in the race, with Gabriella Shaw in third.

There were four sportives on the day, which were all well supported.

The girls returning to the Goodwood motor circuit after completing the 12 mile sportive

The girls returning to the Goodwood motor circuit after completing the 12 mile sportive

Val added: “The 12-mile route proved to be very popular. Our aim was to introduce an easier route for those ladies new to sportives and included was a stop for tea and cakes at the Chichester Sports café along the way. The other routes were 70 miles, 50 miles and 35 miles.”

The first Biking Belle over the line in The Eaton Bedhampton Go-Race was Nicky Mengham.

The Cycle Village, with a number of retailers, including the Biking Belles shop, was busy and proved a popular area of the event.

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Dame Sarah Storey after winning the Lady March Grand Prix race

Dame Sarah Storey after winning the Lady March Grand Prix race

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Dame Sarah Storey in the lead after being tightly chased in the Lady March Grand Prix race

Dame Sarah Storey in the lead after being tightly chased in the Lady March Grand Prix race

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Dame Sarah Storey presented the trophies for the Eaton Bedhampton Go-Race. Nicky Mengham in the pink spotty top was third but also won the First Belle over the line trophy

Dame Sarah Storey presented the trophies for the Eaton Bedhampton Go-Race. Nicky Mengham in the pink spotty top was third but also won the First Belle over the line trophy

Fiona Burden who was the manageress of the Biking Belles shop

Fiona Burden who was the manageress of the Biking Belles shop