Garmin MTB Days: Last rider of the day grabs the win in Hampshire

Natasha Litherland earns her place at MTB Academy

It was the last rider of the day who won the final Garmin MTB Days event at Queen Elizabeth Park in Hampshire and earned her place in the Garmin MTB Academy.

In glorious sunshine, riders had to negotiate their way around an orienteering-based course designed to test them and their Garmin Oregon units to the limit.

They had to collect up to eight stamps across a tasty mix of twisting climbs, forest track and fast rocky descents, with added points for speed.

Natasha Litherland, from Milland, got round the 7.3-mile course in just over 49 minutes despite being tired from racing the day before, and managed to beat second-placed James Lakeman by just a few points.

It means she wins a Commencal Super 4.1 bike, a Garmin GPS unit of her choice and a place on the Garmin MTB Academy alongside previous winners Matt, Adrian and Grant, where she'll get to improve her skills with the legend that is Steve Peat.

Want to know more? Head over to for details of the competition.

Clare brockett, one of the competitors in the garmin mtb day at queen elizabeth park:

Brian davy and family enjoy the garmin mtb day at queen elizabeth park in hampshire:

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