Welwyn Wheelers youth riders compete in British Cycling series

PUBLISHED: 16:18 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:26 26 October 2009

A STRONG group of competitive Welwyn Wheelers youth riders travelled to Brighton and Portsmouth to compete in the British Cycling Southern Area Youth Omnium Series. Racing is split into various age groups from Under-16s to Under-8s with four or five rac

A STRONG group of competitive Welwyn Wheelers' youth riders travelled to Brighton and Portsmouth to compete in the British Cycling Southern Area Youth Omnium Series.

Racing is split into various age groups from Under-16s to Under-8s with four or five races for each group.

After the two meetings Tom Gallacher is lying fifth in the Under-16 category, Dan Snow sixth and Ben Bailey 11th.

In the Under-14s, Cameron Howard is seventh and Ollie Plumley 11th.

Joseph Fry leads the Under-12s having won both meetings and is a strong contender to win the series.

Archie Wishart is fourth and William Street sixth.

Tom Durkin is lying third for the Under-10s with Tom Street fifth.

The third round of the four race series is at Gosling Sports Park on Saturday and entries have been closed at a record number of 100 riders.

Welwyn Wheelers have a strong entry for their home event.

Numbers for the ever-popular Welwyn Track League run on Friday evenings have seen record numbers of young riders competing, plus a strong contingent of senior riders from a wide variety of clubs. Racing starts at 7.15pm every Friday.

The Welwyn Evening 10 mile Time Trial series started on May 5 with 27 riders taking part.

Tom Gallacher won on a blustery evening with a time of 25 mins 32 secs, with Alex Peeke in second pace on 25 mins 41 secs.

Claire Newland was an excellent third in 25 mins 53 secs.


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