National cycling event held in WGC

PUBLISHED: 18:27 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 26 October 2009

WHEELERS hosted the latest round of the national youth omnium series at Gosling Sports Park on Saturday. There were 84 entries spread across the seven age groups on a glorious day at the WGC track. While the local riders inevitably found the competition

WHEELERS hosted the latest round of the national youth omnium series at Gosling Sports Park on Saturday.

There were 84 entries spread across the seven age groups on a glorious day at the WGC track.

While the local riders inevitably found the competition tough against the very best of their age groups nationally, the young Wheelers still acquitted themselves very well.

Twenty-eight youngsters lined up in the Youth A group and produced some highly competitive racing on a scorching afternoon.

Mark Baxter was consistent with three second places and a first in the four-race programme.

Although scoring three race wins, Felix English's seventh place in the Devil cost him dearly.

Harriet Owen was in impressive form on the WGC track, winning all four events to clinch the U16 girls' event.

The first two places in the 16-strong U14 boys' category went to a tie break with Edward Bird getting the verdict by virtue of winning the final one lap sprint over Daniel Maslin.

Esther Colman won the U14 girls' title from Natalie Hill and Stephanie May

Harvey Watson dominated the 16 U12s competing with a nine-point lead over David Conceicao.

The Street brothers, William and Tom, both from host club Welwyn Wheelers, cleaned up in the Under-10 and Under-8 categories from Niall Dawkins and Simon Bird respectively.


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