13 riders from Taw Velo made their way to Ilton on Saturday morning to take part in the 1st Chard Wheelers Youth Stage Race. Clubs and riders from around the South West area had a day of grueling challenges. The overall event had over 70 riders taking part, with Taw Velo's latest recruit Morgan Wilson age 6 being the youngest rider there.
Today, 28th May, George Armstrong attended the regional school of racing (RSR) for road at the Maindy Centre in Cardiff. The RSR is open to all youth riders in their second year of B category so we're mainly ages 14-16.
The Taw Velo Cycling Club youth team aimed high at Sundays Tesco's race. The squad, fuelled by the morning's Easter eggs, put on a sterling performance and managed to secure four places on the podium.
The storms from earlier in the day had started to clear away as riders arrived for the opening round of the North Devon Wheelers Tour of Tesco Youth Series on Sunday, 29th March.
Huw Richards solos to victory in the first of the Stags Head road races organised by Taw Velo cycle club.
This weekend saw the first of the Stags Head road races organised by Taw Velo cycle club. The race was held on an open road circuit that goes from South Molton though to the village of Filleigh then back round to South Molton.
There was a good turn out of 70 riders from all over the county and as far a field as Bristol and Bath. They raced round the 6-mile circuit seven times with the finish up the hill past the Stags Head Pub. The peloton of riders stayed together until lap 3 when the race started to break up, with smaller groups starting to form and work together.
Then on lap 4, the lone rider Huw Richards, who rides for Tavistock Wheelers North Shore Gallery, broke away to build on a lead in the final laps to finish 1 min 45 sec ahead of the chasing group that had a bunch finish for the minor placing.
Second place went to Phillip Collings of the same team, 3rd place went to Kris Jasper riding for Falco Racing. The event went very well getting good feed back from the riders and the event commissaries and NEG safety bike riders.