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10th August

* With quite a few of the regular competitors on holiday, the 202 riders who contested last Tuesday night’s round 16 of RL360 Youth League had the chance to boost their points tally in the overall standings.

 

In the born 2012 & later class Poppy Clayton broke away at the start and stayed clear to the finish. Kieran Binns was a lonely second and Seamus Hall pipped Charlie Quine for third. George Lee led Henry Kinrade home for fifth and Finley Quirk stayed in front of the main chasing group to grab seventh. David Leece ousted Charley Skillen and Isabella Quaye in the eleven-strong bunch gallop for eighth.

 

Jackson Roberts got an early gap in the novices race and soloed to his fourth win of the series. Lewis Stephens, Clodagh Briercliffe and Sophie Halligan all tailed in separately to fill second, third and fourth places respectively, with impressive first timer Thomas McEvoy not far behind in fifth spot. Naomi Nesbitt was a solid sixth and Jacob Wright outran Isla Mulholland and Johnny Summers for seventh. Elliott Dowd-Williams edged out John Quaye in the group sprint for tenth.

 

No one could follow Finbar McSeveney as he powered  away to his 13th victory in the born 2011 age group. Jacob Wilson dropped fellow chasers Bernat Munoz-Fite and Abigail Cowell in the closing stages to claim second, while Toby Costain overcame Alex McCullagh and Joshua Moffitt in the battle for fifth. Erin Morgan, Charlie Dormer and Bobby Kewley completed the top ten leader board.

 

Notching up his second successive win, Kylan Murphy went from the gun in the born 2010 category and gradually increased his lead to the finish. Liam Blake held off Harrison Skillan and Ffinlo Thomas in the dash for the runners-up spot, leaving Daniel Minay, Conor Madsen-Mygdal and Illiam Thomas in their wheel tracks to salvage fifth, sixth and Seventh. Archie Mulholland beat Thomas Hutchinson in the tussle for eighth and Alfie Kinrade kept leading girl Rebecca Radcliffe at bay for tenth.

 

In the born 2009 event Cameron Hounsell snatched the victory in a hotly contested sprint with top girls May-Saa Smith and Abi Clayton. Zach Jones and Henry Dormer lost contact with the leading trio on the last lap but had big enough gap on their pursuers to hold onto fourth and fifth places. Florrie Thomas slipped away from travelling companions Matthew Hooper, Graihagh Morgan and Alex Harrison to secure sixth.

 

Deaglen Blake got the better of Alec Sorby in the rush for the line at the end of the born 2008 three lapper. Round 15 winner Charlie Williams was third, closely followed by Fearne Bregazzi, Leon Murphy and Bob Radcliffe in fourth to sixth places. Jamie Gibson was a solitary seventh and Harvey Barrow got past Lewis Quirk on the finishing straight to grab eighth. Erin Halsall rounded off the top ten.

 

In the depleted born 2007 and born 2006 & earlier groupings Orry Lund outgunned Oscar Gaylor, Jordan Carter, James Kinrade and Florence Griffin to win the former, while Kiera Prentice surged ahead of Ivan Sorby, Callum Salisbury, Mairi Harrison, Nicola Quaye, Ella Griffin and Nathan Kinrade to take the honours in the latter.

 

Completing the double, Orry Lund got the verdict over fellow frontrunners Oscar Gaylor, Rio Kelly, Charlie Williams and Charlie scarffe in the battle for the top slot in the U/8 and U/10 racing bikes. Alec Sorby was sixth and James Kinrade ousted first girl Fearne Bregazz for seventh. Cameron Hounsell headed Kylan Murphy, May-Saa Smith and Abi Clayton over the line to bag the U/8 prize in ninth place.

 

Tyler Annis came to the fore in the U/12 racing bikes, outsprinting Niall Colquitt, Owen Collins, Drystan Sewell, Callum Salisbury and Ivan Sorby in the lunge for the line.

Oliver Corkish was seventh and Mari Harrison the best girl in eighth spot.

 

In the U/14 and U/16 racing bikes a leading  group of 15 riders remained intact to the finish where Max Walker took the final gallop from Will Corkill and Adam Scarffe. The pace was fast and furious from the start with the likes of James Harrison, Tosh Teare, Dan Sowerby and Matthew Cooil all having attacks.  Zac Walker was the first U/14 rider in a fine fourth place and Amelia Sharpe the top girl in 11th position.

Full results here

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3rd August

* Considering that the school holiday exodus is now in full swing, there was a good turnout of 224 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 15 of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the born 2012 & later age group Poppy Clayton surged away from the field to bag maximum points for the tenth time in the series. Seamus Hall was a solid second and Kieran Binns edged out Gracie Evans for third. Charlie Quine pipped Oliver Kennington for fifth and David Leece came in on his own to grab seventh. Henry Kinrade outran Max Wardle for eighth and Isabella Quaye overtook Holly Davies in the closing stages to fill the final place on the top ten leader board.

 

Jackson Roberts went from the gun in the novices race and soloed to his third win in as many weeks. Lukas Wooton and Elijah Clague trailed in separately for second and third, with leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe holding off William Chadwick in the tussle for fourth. Lewis Stephens led Harper Quayle home for sixth and Liam Lonergan held off Holly Beattie and Bradley Malone in  the dash for eighth.

 

Preserving his unbeaten record, Finbar McSevney attacked travelling companions Bernat Munoz-Fite and Abigail Cowell on the final lap of the born 2011 class and powered away to victory. Munoz-Fite beat Cowell to the runners-up spot and Jacob Wilson got the better of Erin Morgan in the race for fourth. Bobby Kerruish came from behind to snatch sixth from Charlie Dormer and Joshua Moffitt overcame Samuel Kinnish in the fight for eighth. Macaulay Teare completed the top ten.

 

Notching up his first win of the series, a determined Kylan Murphy led from start to finish in the born 2010 category. Brad Le Geyt was a safe second and Harrison Skillan was too quick for Daniel Minay, Ffinlo Thomas, Conor Madsen-Mygdal and Max Messenger in the rush for third. Archie Mulholland spearhead Hugh Osborn and Thomas Hutchinson across the line for eighth, while Rebecca Radcliffe claimed the girls’ prize in 15th spot.

 

In the born 2009 event May-Saa Smith came off fellow frontrunner Cameron Hounsell’s wheel to record her sixth success of the season. Zach Jones kept Henry Dormer at bay for third and Harry Beattie overcame Max Davies and Florrie Thomas in the battle for fifth. Finn Collister headed Alex Harrison, Graihagh Morgan and Harry Jones in the gallop for eighth.

 

Charlie Williams eased ahead of T.J.Teare on the final lap to claim his maiden victory in the born 2008 race. Teare was second and top girl Fearne Bregazzi third, with Leon Murphy hanging onto fourth ahead of the fast finishing trio of Alec Sorby, Bob Radcliffe and Edward Field.

 

Improving week by week, Oscar Gaylor outsprinted Orry Lund and James Kinrade to gain his inaugural win in the born 2007 three lapper. Orry Lund and James Kinrade were a close second and third, while best girl Florence Griffin dropped Ben Davies on the penultimate lap to grab fourth. Abigail McCulloch, Max Dewhirst and Jessica Falconer rounded off the result sheet.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice, James Scott and Nicola Quaye filled the top three steps on the podium. Callum Salisbury, Mairi Harrison and Ella Griffin wrapped up the top six.

 

Seven riders circulated together at the head of the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. In the final sprint it was Orry Lund who just got the verdict ahead of Oscar Gaylor, Myles Le Geyt, Charlie Williams, Alec Sorby, Charlie Scarffe and James Kinrade. The first girl was Fearne Bregazzi in ninth spot, while 11th placed Kylan Murphy beat Brad Le Geyt and Zach Jones in the scrap for the U/8 honours.

 

Tyler Annis produced his best performance of the year in the U/12 racing bikes, attacking from the front and staying clear to the finish for a memorable win. James Scott and Drystan Sewell gave chase but were unable to make any inroads into Annis’ lead and had to settle for second and third places respectively. Callum Salisbury slipped away from the following group to secure fourth and Nicola Quaye headed Mairi Harrison over the line to pick up the girls’ award in fifth place. Brodie Hatcher did well on his first outing of the season to finish seventh.

 

The U/14 & U/16 racing bikes was fast and furious from beginning to end. A twelve-strong group formed at the head of affairs. At one third distance Will Corkill, Adam Scarffe and Aaron Lund went off on their own and quickly gained half a lap on the rest of the field. With five laps to go Lund lost contact leaving Scarffe and Corkill to go it alone. At the finish Scarffe ousted Corkill for the win with Lund just behind in third place. James Harrison, who made several spirited but ultimately unsuccessful attempts to get across to the leading trio, outpaced Zac Walker in the bunch sprint for fourth. Shellan Leeming was the top girl in 14th position.

Full results here

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30th July

* The 220 children who turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 14 of the RL360 youth league received a surprise visit from Commonwealth Youth Games stars Thomas Bostock and Tara Ferguson, who brought their gold andsilver medals with them for the youngsters to see. No doubt inspired by the visit, Seamus Hall outsprinted Kieran Binns, Charlie Quine and leading girl Gracie Evans to score his first ever victory in the born 2012 & later age group. Oliver Kennington was a safe fifth and Noah Hutchinson pipped Bethany Chapman-Beale for sixth. Finley Quirk beat Charley Skillen in the battle for eighth and David Leece edged out Isabella Quaye and Henry Kinrade to grab the final place on the top ten leader board.

In the novices class Jackson Roberts rode away from the field to notch up his third win of the series. Lukas Wooton was a lonely second and Aditya Varshney  kept chasers Lewis Stephens and Elijah Clague at bay for third. Top girl Clodagh Briercliffe overcame Isla Mulholland and William Chadwick
in the tussle for sixth and newcomer Elsie Hockaday did well to hold onto ninth ahead of pursuers Johnny Summers and Elliott Dowd-Williams.

Retaining his unbeaten record, Finbar McSevney went from the gun and soloed to another impressive win in the born 2011 event. Jacob Wilson led Bernat Munoz-Fite and Carter Kneale over the line to secure the runners-up spot, with first girl Abigail Cowell just behind in fifth place. Bobby Kerruish got the better of Dylan Honeyman and Erin Morgan in the scrap for sixth, while Joshua Moffitt and Samuel Kinnish stayed clear of the fast finishing Macaulay Teare to complete the top ten.

Stanley Kinnish stamped his authority on the born 2010 category, attacking on the first lap and leaving the rest of the field in his wake to fight over the minor placings. The ever improving Kylan Murphy held off Brad Le Geyt in the dash for second and Liam Blake slipped away from the chasing group to claim fourth. Billy Kneen was fifth closely followed by Daniel Minay, Harrison Skillan and Lula Kinnish, who was the first girl home in eighth position. Conor Madsen-Mygdal repelled a late challenge from Max Messenger to retain ninth.

Eddie Dillon got the verdict in a close sprint with Cameron Hounsell to bag maximum points for third time in the born 2009 race. Tom Pickavance was a solid third and Peel girl May-Saa Smith took the gallop for fourth ahead of Harry Beattie, Zach Jones, Jazzy Dillon and Henry Dormer in fifth to eighth
places respectively. Matthew Hooper and Florrie Thomas came in separately to round-off the top ten.

The hard working Deaglen Blake escaped from a leading group of five riders on the last lap of the born 2008 category and powered away to notch up his third win in a row. Fearne Bregazzi was too strong for Leon Murphy, George Kinnish and T.J.Teare in the gallop for second, while Ella Darnill rode away from travelling companions Bob Radcliffe and Nathan Hubbard to snatch sixth.

In the born 2007 three lapper Cian Howard had to fight off determined challenges from Orry Lund and Rio Kelly before claiming his 11th success of the season. Jordan Carter outgunned James Kinrade, Oscar Gaylor and Charlie Scarffe in the dart for fourth, with Florence Griffin seizing the girls' prize in eighth spot.

In the following born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice had the edge on Ivan Sorby in the final sprint for the chequered flag. James Scott was third and Chloe Dillon overcame Mairi Harrison and Nicola Quaye in the rush for fourth. Orry Lund produced a good turn of speed to beat Oscar Gaylor, Myles Le Geyt and Alec Sorby in the struggle for the top slot in the U/8 & U/10 racing bikes. Rio Kelly edged Charlie Scarffe for fifth and Fearne Bregazzi came in alone to collect the girls' award in seventh position. Cameron Hounsell was the first U/8 rider in a fine eighth place.

Ten frontrunners in the U/12 racing bikes stayed together to the finish where Tyler Annis ousted Owen Collins and Ivan Sorby for the win. James Scott was took fourth ahead of Oliver Corkish, Sophie Smith, Drystan Sewell, Frank Kinnish, Mairi Harrison and Nicola Quaye.

In the U/14 & U/16 event Adam Scarffe set the race alright with a lone attack at one third distance. He was eventually caught by Tosh Teare and Will Corkill and the three of them stayed at the head of affairs to the finish where Teare took the sprint from Scarffe and Corkill. Chasers James Harrison and Aaron Lund were fourth and fifth, with Dan Sowerby spearheading the rest of the field home in sixth place. Matthew Cooil was the top U/14 in eighth spot and Shellan Leeming the best girl in 17th slot.

Full results here

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24th July

* A total of 254 riders turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 13 of the RL360 Youth League.

 

In the born 2012 & later class Poppy Clayton forged ahead of breakaway partner Seamus Hall on the finishing straight to secure her ninth win of the series. Cameron Eyres held off Oliver Kennington, Charlie Quine, Bethany Chapman-Beale and Gracie Evans in the dash for third, with David Leece pipping Kieran Binns in the battle for eighth. Martin McParland-Skillen led Isabella Quaye over the line to round off the top ten.

 

Jackson Roberts gapped the field at the start of the novices race and soloed to victory. Lukas Wooton was a safe second and Aditya Varshney beat Elijah Clague and leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe in the rush for third. Lewis Stephens overtook Ewan McCubbon and Isla Mulholland in the closing stages to snatch sixth, while Sophie Halligan kept Naomi Nesbitt at bay for ninth. Elliott Dowd-Williams edged out Lucia Osborn for 11th and impressive newcomer Jenson Riding led the main chasing group home for 13th.

 

In only his second appearance in the league, Alex McCullagh scored a fine maiden victory  in the born 2011 age group, outgunning the more experienced Charlie Dormer and Jacob Wilson in the final dart for the chequered flag. Toby Costain led Carter Kneale and first girl Erin Morgan in for fourth, with Bobby Kerruish taking the bunch gallop seventh. Abigail Cowell, Dylan Honeyman and Sam Wolstencroft completed the top ten leader board.

 

Stanley Kinnish led from start to finish in the 2010 event, increasing his tally of wins to eight. Kylan Murphy outgunned Brad Le Geyt for second and Harrison Skillan beat Liam Blake in the tussle for fourth. Daniel Minay was a lonely sixth and Conor Madsen-Mygdal was too quick for Ffinlo Thomas and Billy Kneen in the scrap for seventh. Lula Kinnish took the girls’ prize in 12th place.

 

Eddie Dillon emerged from a leading group of four riders to bag maximum points in the born 2009 category. Tom Pickavance was second closely followed by Cameron Hounsell and Abi Clayton in third and fourth. Harry Beattie, Henry Dormer and Zach Jones lost contact with the four frontrunners on the final lap, trailing in separately for fifth, sixth and seventh places respectively. Matthew Hooper was eighth and Max Davies clipped off the front of the main chasing bunch to claim ninth.

 

In the born 2008 class Deaglen Blake got the better of series leader Alec Sorby in the final sprint to take the honours for the second week in succession. Charlie Williams was third and Leon Murphy got the better of George Kinnish, T.J.Teare, Fearne Bregazzi and Nathan Hubbard in the hotly contested sprint for fourth. Bob Radcliffe and Jonty Shimmin came in together to wrap up the top ten.

 

Securing the series overall honours in style, Cian Howard attacked his six travelling companions on the penultimate lap and time trialled to his tenth victory. Orry Lund edged Rio Kelly and James Kinrade for the runners-up spot, with Jordan Carter and Oscar Gaylor just behind in fifth and sixth places. Florence Griffin was the first girl home in eighth position.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Ivan Sorby gradually pulled away from chasers Callum Salisbury and Chloe Dillon to score a decisive win. Nicola Quaye overcame Samuel Devereau in the eight-strong bunch gallop for fourth.

 

Cian Howard went from the gun in the under-8 & under-10 racing bikes and left the rest of the field in his wheel tracks to fight over the minor placings. Alec Sorby pipped Charlie Williams in the group gallop for second with Fearne Bregazzi was the best girl in 12th spot. Eddie Dillon and Abi Clayton were the top under-8 boy and girl in 10th and 18th positions.

 

Six riders broke away at the start of the under-12 racing bikes and stayed together to the finish where Niall Colquitt grabbed the win. Tyler Annis took second ahead of Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Callum Salisbury and Drystan Sewell. Frank Kinnish was a solid seventh and Nicola Quaye the first girl in eighth spot.

 

The under-14 & under-16 racing bikes split into three separate groups, with the front six eventually lapping the field. At the finish it was Tosh Teare who grabbed the win ahead of Adam Scarffe, Will Corkill, Aaron Lund, Amelia Sharpe and Tyler Hannay, who was the leading U/14 rider.

Full results here

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13th July

* Returning after an unscheduled two week break due to wet weather, a total of 266 competitors turned out at a near tropical NSC last Tuesday night for round 12 of the RL360 youth league.

In the born 2012 & later age group Poppy Clayton went from the gun and soloed to her eighth win of the series. The ever improving Charlie Quine was
a safe second and Oliver Kennington led Gracie Evans and Noah Hutchinson home for third. Kieran Binns edged out Cameron Eyres for sixth and newcomer Charlie Christian did well to outsprint Charley Skillen, Isabella Quaye and Oscar Maddrell for eighth. Martin McPartland-Skillen completed the top twelve leader board.

Aedan Le Roux powered away from the field to record his third victory of the series in the novices class. Lukas Wooton was a solid second and Jackson Roberts a close third. Lewis Stephens had the edge on Aditya Varshney in the dash for fourth, with Elijah Clague and leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe just behind in sixth and seventh places. Isla Mulholland, William Chadwick and Riley Beasley rounded off the top ten.

A tenth win for Finbar McSevney in the born 2011 category sealed the overall honours for him with seven rounds to spare. Jacob Wilson held off Bernat Munoz-Fite and Alex McCullagh in the tussle for second, while the fast finishing Bobby Kerruish came from behind to pip Charlie Dormer in the bunch gallop for fifth. Abigail Cowell was the top girl in ninth spot.

Brad Le Geyt got the verdict over Stanley Kinnish and Kylan Murphy in the competition for the top slot in the born 2010 event. Harrison Skillan overcame Liam Blake in the race for fourth and Daniel Minay kept Ffinlo Thomas at bay for sixth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal was eighth and first girl Lula Kinnish headed Hugh Osborn over the line for ninth.

A leading group of seven riders broke away at the start of the born 2009 race and stayed clear to the finish where Tom Pickavance shaded Eddie Dillon for the honours. May-Saa Smith grabbed third in front of Abi Clayton and Cameron Hounsell, with Harry Beattie edging Zach Jones for sixth. Matthew Hooper was a lonely eighth and Henry Dormer stayed clear of the main chasing bunch to claim ninth. Florrie Thomas came out on top in the group dash for tenth.

Deaglen Blake outran fellow frontrunners Alec Sorby, Freddie Griffin and Charlie Williams to score his maiden win in the born 2008 class. George Kinnish and Leon Murphy were fifth and sixth, closely followed by Fearne Bregazzi, Bob Radcliffe and Edward Field in seventh to ninth positions respectively. Ella Darnill rode away from Sam Colquitt and Jamie Gibson on the final lap to secure tenth.

In the born 2007 three lapper winner Cian Howard attacked his four breakaway partners on the penultimate lap. Orry Lund went with him but was unable to maintain contact on the finishing straight and had to settle for the runners-up spot. Rio Kelly was third and Oscar Gaylor snatched fourth from James Kinrade. Florence Griffin was the first girl in sixth place.

Kiera Prentice gave the girls their second overall victory of the night in the born 2006 & earlier grouping, outsprinting Ivan Sorby to bag maximum points for the ninth time in the series. James Scott picked up the final place on the podium a short distance ahead of Chloe Dillon and Callum Salisbury in fourth and fifth. Mairi Harrison spearheaded the chasers home for sixth.

Cian Howard gapped the field on the opening lap of under-8 and under-10 racing bikes and time trialled to victory. Oscar Gaylor took the bunch gallop for second ahead of Orry Lund, Charlie Williams, Alec Sorby, Rio Kelly, Charlie Scarffe and Freddie Griffin. The girls' prize went to Fearne Bregazzi in 13th place.

In the under-12 racing bikes Niall Colquitt was the fastest in the eight-strong leading group sprint for the line. Tyler Annis was second and Owen Collins third, with Sophie Smith taking the girls' honours in tenth place.

The under-14 & under-16 racing bikes set off at a fast pace. Consistent attacking, initiated by Max Walker and Amelia , eventually split the race into three separate groups. At the finish it was Walker who claimed the victory ahead of Adam Scarffe, James Harrison, Will Corkill, Aaron Lund, Amelia Sharpe and Zac Walker. The U/14 honours went to Matthew Cooil in eighth place.

Full results here

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21st June

* Conditions could not have been any better for the 244 riders who turned out at a sun-kissed NSC last Tuesday night for round nine of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the born 2012 & later age group the in-form Cameron Eyres led Poppy Clayton and Charlie Quine over the line to record his second successive win. Oliver Kennington was a solid fourth and Seamus Hall outran Bethany Chapman-Beale for fifth. Noah Hutchinson ousted Kieran Binns in the tussle for seventh, with David Leece and Isabella Quaye a close ninth and tenth.  

 

Lukas Wooton streaked ahead of the field to claim his third victory in the novices class. Jackson Roberts was a lonely second and Elijah Clague pipped Ben Leece for third. Harvey Wagstaffe came from behind to snatch fifth from William Chadwick and leading girl Lucia Osborn overcame Ewan McCubbon and Holly Beattie in the rush for seventh. The fast finishing Lewis Stephens overtook Naomi Nesbitt and Mason Chestnut on the finishing straight to grab the final place on the top ten leader board.

 

In the born 2011 class Finbar McSevney went from the gun and stayed clear to the finish. Bernat Munoz-Fite made a determined chase but in the end had to settle for the runners-up spot. Bobby Kerruish outsprinted Toby Costain for third and Charlie Dormer won the chasing group gallop for fifth. Joshua Moffitt was sixth and Abigail Cowell the first girl home in seventh place.

 

Picking up his second success of the series, Brad Le Geyt held off overall leader Stanley Kinnish in a close fight for the top slot in the born 2010 category. Kylan Murphy was third and Harrison Skillan beat Lula Kinnish an Liam Blake in the dash for fourth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal was seventh closely followed by Daniel Minay, Ffinlo Thomas, Billy Kneen and Thomas Hutchinson in eighth to 11th respectively.

 

Following a steward’s enquiry, Tom Pickavance was awarded first place in the five-strong sprint for the honours in the born 2009 event. Cameron Hounsell took second ahead of May-Saa Smith, Abi Clayton and Eddie Dillon. Harry Beattie edged out Zach Jones for sixth and Henry Dormer fought off Florrie Thomas, Matthew Hooper and Max Whittaker in the scrap for eighth.

 

Alec Sorby returned to his winning ways in the born 2008 event, ousting round eight winner Joel Long in the lunge for the chequered flag. Freddie Griffin And Deaglen Blake were just behind in third and fourth positions, with Charlie Williams and Nathan Hubbard trailing in separately for fifth and sixth. George Kinnish edged Leon Murphy for seventh and Bob Radcliffe kept Edward Field at bay for ninth. Ella Darnill took the girls’ prize in 12th place.

 

In the born 2007 race Cian Howard rode away from early breakaway partner Orry Lund on the penultimate lap and soloed to another decisive victory. Lund held off chasers  James Kinrade and Rio Kelly to retain second, while Jordan Carter maintained a solitary fifth ahead of Charlie Scarffe, Oscar Gaylor and Cory Corkhill. The best girl was Jess Pickavance in ninth spot.

 

A last lap attack earned Kiera Prentice her eighth victory in the born 2006 & earlier grouping. Ivan Sorby took the bunch sprint for second ahead of James Scott, Callum Salisbury, Cameron Dudley, Mairi Harrison and Chloe Dillon. A second gooup of chasers was led home by Nicola Quaye in eighth place.

 

Cian Howard dominated the under-8 & under-10 racing bikes, gradually pulling away from the field to record his second success of the night. Orry Lund and Alec Sorby fronted a chasing group of eleven riders over the line to fill the remaining places on the podium. Eddie Dillon was the top U/8 boy in 11th place and May-Saa Smith the leading girl in 14th position.

 

The U/12 racing bikes began slowly with only a few riders willing to set any sort of pace at the front. Inevitably  the race ended in a bunch sprint which Tyler Annis won from Niall Colquitt and Owen Collins. Eighth placed Nicola Quaye pipped  Sophie Smith for the girls’ prize.

 

In contrast the under-14 & under-16 race was fast and furious from the start. There were plenty of attacks, one of the most promising coming from Will Corkill who stayed away for four laps. In the closing stages Corrin Leeming had a real go, but was reeled in by James Harrison and the peloton. At the finish Max Walker took the sprint ahead of Tosh Teare and Adam Scarffe. Early escapee Will Corkill was fourth, Aaron Lund fifth and Dan Sowerby sixth. Amelia Sharpe was the top girl in eighth place

Full results here

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15th June

* Eager to get back into action after the two week break for the TT, a total of 253 competitors turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round eight of the RL360 Youth League.

 

In the born 2012 & later age group Cameron Eyres scored his maiden win, taking the chequered flag with a clear advantage over the previously unbeaten Poppy Clayton. Seamus Hall and Oliver Kennington were a safe third and fourth, with David Leece leading a chasing group of twelve riders home for fifth. Henry Kinrade, Isabella Quaye, Gracie Evans, Austin Baglow and Bethany Chapman-Beale completed the top ten.

 

Isla Mulholland outgunned Clodagh Briercliffe to bag maximum points for the second time in the novices class. Jackson Roberts forged ahead of Elijah Clague to snatch third and Harvey Wagstaffe pipped Aditya Varshney, Lewis Stephens and Sophie Halligan for fifth. Newcomer Ben Leece did well to finish 18th on his debut.

 

Maintaining his 100% record, Finbar McSevney beat breakaway partner Bernat Munoz-Fite to the line to secure the win in the born 2011 category. Sam Wolstencroft was a solid third and Joshua Moffitt overtook Charlie Dormer on the finishing straight to grab fourth. Samuel Kinnish outran Cal Joyce and Erin Morgan for sixth, while Dylan Honeyman and Bobby Kerruish recovered from a coming together to salvage ninth and 11th. Abigail Cowell was the top girl in tenth spot.

 

Stanley Kinnish notched up his seventh success in the born 2010 event, getting the better of Brad Le Geyt and Kylan Murphy in the final dash for the line. Conor Madsen-Mygdal led Lula Kinnish, Billy Kneen and Ffinlo Thomas in for fourth, with Daniel Minay holding off Liam Blake, Thomas Hutchinson and Harrison Skillan in the fight for eighth. Max Messenger kept Alex Colquitt and Archie Mulholland at bay to claim the final place on the top twelve leader board.

 

A determined May-Saa Smith edged out Tom Pickavance in the sprint for the top slot the born 2009 race. Harry Beattie overcame Cameron Hounsell, Zach Jones and Abi Clayton in the scrap for third, with Henry Dormer just behind in seventh place. Max Whittaker, Jazzy Dillon and Matthew Hooper rounded off the top ten.

 

Joel Long picked up his first win in the born 2008 race, getting the verdict over series leader Alec Sorby, Freddie Griffin and Deaglen Blake in the gallop for the chequered flag. Charlie Williams maintained his place ahead of the fast finishing Nathan Hubbard to claim fifth and George Kinnish stayed clear of Fearne Bregazzi for seventh.

 

Cian Howard went from the gun in the born 2007 class and time trialled to a decisive solo victory. Orry Lund had the pace to beat Oscar Gaylor and James Kinrade in the tussle for the runners-up spot, with Charlie Scarffe and Cory Corkhill finishing separately in fifth and sixth places. Jess Pickavance took the girls’ prize in eighth position.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice attacked on the penultimate lap and soloed to her seventh win of the series. James Scott won the bunch sprint for second in front of comeback rider Cameron Dudley, Ivan Sorby, Callum Salisbury, Chloe Dillon and Mairi Harrison.

 

Repeating the move that brought him success in his previous outing, Cian Howard attacked at the start of the U/8 and U/10 racing bikes and was never seen again. Orry Lund took the chasing group gallop for second a short distance ahead of Charlie Williams, Alec Sorby, Charlie Scarffe and Oscar Gaylor who wrapped up the top six.

 

Eight riders contested the finish of the U/12 racing bikes with Niall Colquitt eventually coming out on top in the final rush for the line. Tyler Annis and Owen Collins were second and third closely followed by Ivan Sorby, James Scott, Drystan Sewell, Callum Salisbury and Frank Kinnish. Oliver Corkish was ninth and leading girl Sophie Smith tenth.

 

There were attacks on almost every lap in the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes. Will Corkill’s effort in the closing stages was the most promising but he was caught with just four of the twenty five laps to go, leaving Max Walker to grab the top slot in the final sprint. Adam Scarffe was second and Corkill third. Jack Christian was the best U/14 rider in a good sixth place and Amelia Sharpe, who had been very active at the front of the race, the first girl in 11th spot.

Full results here

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25th May

* A total of 300 riders turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round seven of the RL360 youth league, the final event before the now annual break for TT fortnight.

 

Poppy Clayton extended her winning streak in the born 2012 & later class, outsprinting Cameron Eyres for the victory. Charlie Quine edged out Noah Hutchinson for third and Oliver Kennington held off David Leece, Kieran Binns and Bethany Chapman-Beale in the battle for fifth. Isabella Quaye was a lonely ninth and Henry Kinrade pipped Martin McParland-Skillen for tenth.

 

In the novices race Aedan Le Roux beat Lukas Wooton to the line for his second success of the series. Leading girl Isla Mulholland and round six victor Clodagh BrierCliffe were a safe third and fourth, with Jackson Roberts ousting Sophie Halligan and Elijah Clague for fifth. Harvey Wagstaffe, Holly Beattie and Ewan McCubbon completed the top ten.

 

Finbar McSevney had to overcome strong challenges from breakaway partners Jacob Wilson and Bernat Munoz-Fite before notching up his seventh straight win in the born 2011 category. Bobby Kerruish got the better of Charlie Dormer, Toby Costain, top girl Erin Morgan and Joshua Moffitt in the gallop for fourth, while Sam Wolstencroft won the charge for ninth ahead of Cal Joyce, Dylan Honeyman and Samuel Kinnish.

 

Laxey’s Stanley Kinnish had the edge on Brad Le Geyt and twin sister Lula Kinnish in the tussle for the top slot in the born 2010 age group. Conor Madsen-Mygdal kept the fast finishing Kylan Murphy at bay for fourth and Harrison Skillan surged ahead of Max Messenger to secure sixth. Billy Kneen was eighth and Alex Colquitt grabbed ninth in a close battle with Ffinlo Thomas.

 

Six riders contested the finish of the born 2009 event with Harry Beattie eventually getting the verdict over Tom Pickavance, May-Saa Smith, Abi Clayton, Cameron Hounsell and Eddie Dillon. Zach Jones trailed in for seventh and Henry Dormer was too quick for Max Whittaker in the tussle for eighth. Matthew Hooper rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

Alec Sorby outgunned travelling companions Freddie Griffin, T.J.Teare and Deaglen Blake in the final dash for the honours in the born 2008 class. Charlie Williams was fifth and first girl Fearne Bregazzi snatched sixth from Bob Radcliffe. Nathan Hubbard eased ahead of George Kinnish for eighth and Leon Murphy secured tenth a short distance in front of Ella Darnill.

 

In the born 2007 class Cian Howard made his race winning move on the finishing straight, taking the chequered flag with a clear advantage over fellow frontrunners Orry Lund and Rio Kelly in second and third places. James Kinrade held off Jordan Carter for fourth and Florence Griffin took the girls’ prize in sixth spot.

 

Kiera Prentice broke free from a seven-strong leading group to bag maximum points for the sixth time in the born 2006 & earlier grouping. James Scott fended off Ivan Sorby for second and Callum Salisbury spearheaded the all-girl quartet of Mairi Harrison, Nicola Quaye, Ella Griffin and Sophie Smith over the line for fourth.

 

Cian Howard rode away from the field on the second lap of the combined U/8 & U/10 racing bikes and stayed clear to the finish. Myles Le Geyt took the sprint for second closely followed by Orry Lund, Alec Sorby, Rio Kelly, Charlie Williams, Freddie Griffin and Charlie Scarffe in second to eighth respectively. Toby Horsey was ninth and Fearne Bregazzi the first girl in tenth position.

 

In the U/12 racing bikes Niall Colquitt was too fast for Owen Collins and Tyler Annis in the dart for the top step on the podium. Ivan Sorby was fourth and Frank Kinnish edged Callum Salisbury for fifth, with Sophie Smith heading Nicola Quaye over the line to pick up the girls’ award in seventh spot.

 

Strengthening his position at the top of the overall standings, Max Walker outsprinted James Harrison and Will Corkill for the top slot in the U/14 & U/16 racing bike 25 lapper. Tosh Teare was fourth followed by Adam Scarffe, Aaron Lund, Corrin Leeming, the much improved Dylan Sewell and leading girl Amelia Sharpe. Tenth placed Tyler Hannay took the U/14 honours by the narrowest of margins from Matthew Cooil.

 

The next round will take place on Tuesday 13th June.

Full results here

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18th May

* A total of 286 competitors took part in round six of the RL360 Youth League at the NSC last Tuesday night. Thankfully, the heavy rain that had drenched the Island the day before had cleared away in plenty of time for the track to dry out completely.

 

In the born 2012 & later age group Poppy Clayton retained her unbeaten record, outsprinting her breakaway partner Cameron Eyres in the race for the chequered flag. Charlie Quine was a solid third and Seamus Hall held off Oliver Kennington in the battle for fourth. The fast finishing Kieran Binns led Charley Skillen, Elliott Edge and Noah Hutchinson over the line for sixth, while Isabella Quaye got the better of Henry Kinrade in the battle for tenth.

 

Following several top three finishes, Clodagh Briercliffe finally made it to the top spot in the novices class. Lukas Wooton and Aditya Varshney were a close second and third, with Jackson Roberts keeping Elijah Clague at bay to grab fourth. Isla Mulholland outran Sophie Halligan for sixth and Holly Beattie pipped Freddie Palmer, Zoe Pavlova and Orry McSevney in the dash for eighth. Ewan McCubbon was 12th and impressive newcomers Dominik Rogalewski and Chloe Evers in 13th and 14th.

 

Finbar McSevney went from the gun in the born 2011 category and stayed clear to the finish, crossing the line well ahead of Jacob Wilson in second place. The ever improving Bernat Munoz-Fite edged out Charlie Dormer in the fight for the final place on the podium and Toby Costain overtook Bobby Kerruish on the finishing straight to snatch fifth. Joshua Moffitt fended off a strong challenge from leading girl Abigail Cowell in the bunch gallop for seventh.

 

In the born 2010 event Stanley Kinnish surged ahead of travelling companions Brad Le Geyt, Lula Kinnish and Kylan Murphy to bag maximum points for the fifth time in the series. Max Messenger ousted Harrison Skillan and Daniel Minay for fifth, with Illiam Thomas overcoming Billy Kneen and Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the tussle for eighth.

 

Taking the top honours for the fourth week in succession, May-Saa Smith was too fast for Eddie Dillon and Tom Pickavance in the born 2009 charge for the flag. Zach Jones was a safe fourth and Abi Clayton had the speed to pip Harry Beattie in the struggle for fifth. Henry Dormer, Florrie Thomas, Max Davies and Max Whittaker completed the top ten.

 

Peel’s T.J. Teare picked up his maiden win in the born 2008 class, outsprinting fellow escapees Alec Sorby, Freddie Griffin, Joel Long, Deaglen Blake and Charlie Williams in the final rush for the line. Fearne Bregazzi and George Kinnish were a secure seventh and eighth a short distance ahead of Bob Radcliffe who had the edge on Nathan Hubbard in the scrap for ninth.

 

Cian Howard attacked fellow frontrunner Orry Lund on the penultimate lap of the born 2007 race and time trialled to a decisive victory.  Lund held onto second place and Rio Kelly headed James Kinrade home for third. Jess Pickavance was the top girl in a good fifth place.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice clipped off the front of a leading group of five riders to secure the victory. James Scott won the sprint for second ahead of Ivan Sorby, Chloe Dillon and Callum Salisbury, with Mairi Harrison holding off a strong challenge from Nicola Quaye for sixth.

 

Repeating his performance in the earlier mountain bike race, Cian Howard soloed to another impressive win in the very well supported U/8 and U/10 racing bikes. Alec Sorby and Orry Lund led the ten-strong chasing group gallop for second and third, with Myles Le Geyt, T.J. Teare and Charlie Scarffe just behind in fourth to sixth respectively.

 

In the U/12 racing bikes Niall Colquitt made the second of two blistering attacks pay, riding away from the field for an impressive win. Owen Collins, Drystan Sewell and Ivan Sorby slipped away from the chasing bunch to grab second, third and fourth, with Tyler Annis and James Scott leading the rest of the fragmented group in for fifth and sixth. Sophie Smith was the first girl in eighth spot.

 

Max Walker came out on top in the eleven rider gallop that decided the outcome of the U/14 and U/16 racing bikes. James Harrison produced his best ride of the season to grab second in front of Tosh Teare, Will Corkill, Adam Scarffe and Aaron Lund. The girls’ prize went to Amelia Sharpe in 12th position.

Full results here

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11th May

* Conditions were perfect for the 335 competitors who turned out at a sun drenched NSC last Tuesday night for round five of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the born 2012 & later age group overall leader Poppy Clayton had to fight off a strong challenge from Cameron Eyres before taking the win. Seamus Hall ousted Charlie Quine for third and Oliver Kennington held off Kieran Binns in the rush for fifth. Tara Nelson edged out Austin Baglow, Gracie Evans and Isabella Edwards in the bunch gallop for seventh.

 

Aedan Le Roux led Aditya Varshney, Clodagh Briercliffe, Lukas Wooton and Isla Mulholland over the line to notch up his maiden success in the novices class . Lewis Stephens outran Elijah Clague for sixth, with Sophie Halligan, Jackson Roberts and Orry McSevney just behind in eighth to tenth places respectively.

 

Finbar McSevney went from the gun in the born 2011 class and was never caught. Relative newcomer Jacob Wilson beat Bernat Munoz-Fite in the battle for second and Charlie Dormer escaped from a chasing group of five riders to claim fourth. Leading girl Abigail Cowell overcame Erin Morgan, Toby Costain and Sam Wolstencroft in the fight for fifth, with Dylan Honeyman slipping past Bobby Kerruish on the finishing straight to bag ninth.

 

In the born 2010 category Stanley Kinnish got the better of breakaway companion Brad Le Geyt in the final dash for the chequered flag. Kylan Murphy outsprinted Billy Kneen to grab the remaining place on the podium, while Harrison Skillan came from behind to snatch fifth from Max Messenger and Daniel Minay.  Conor Madsen-Mygdal, Liam Blake and Illiam Thomas completed the top ten.

 

A seven-strong leading group stayed together to the finish of the born 2009 event where May-Saa Smith came out on top in the dart for the line. Cameron Hounsell and Harry Beattie were second and third closely followed by Eddie Dillon, Tom Pickavance, Abi Clayton and Zach Jones in fourth to seventh positions. Henry Dormer pulled away from Matthew Hooper to secure eighth and Finn Collister spearheaded the main chasing group in for tenth.

 

Alec Sorby was strongest in the seven rider scramble for the number one slot in the born 2008 race. Freddie Griffin was the runner-up and T.J.Teare third a short distance in front of Joel Long, Charlie Williams, Deaglen Blake and Fearne Bregazzi. Laxey’s George Kinnish was a lonely eighth and Bob Radcliffe had the edge on Nathan Hubbard in the battle for ninth.

 

Cian Howard rode fellow frontrunner Orry Lund off his wheel on the penultimate lap of the born 2007 class and time trialled to victory. Rio Kelly outgunned James Kinrade for third and Charlie Scarffe maintained station in a safe fifth place. Jordan Carter rounded off the top six leader board and Jess Pickavance picked up the girls’ prize in ninth place.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice attacked on the second lap and stayed clear to the finish. Lone chaser Ivan Sorby was a solid second and James Scott took the sprint for third ahead of Callum Salisbury, Mairi Harrison and Chloe Dillon.

 

Completing the double for the fourth time this season, Cian Howard rode away from the opposition to record another impressive solo victory in the combined under 8 and under 10 racing bikes. Charlie Scarffe got the verdict in the frantic bunch gallop for second place, with Charlie Williams seizing third ahead of Orry Lund, Freddie Griffin and Myles Le Geyt. The best girl was Fearne Bregazzi in 11th spot.

 

In the under 12 racing bikes Niall Colquitt took the top honours for the second week in succession,  overcoming Tyler Annis and Ivan Sorby in the final lunge for the line. Frank Kinnish got past Drystan Sewell in the closing stages to nick fourth and James Scott had the speed to pip Callum Salisbury and Mairi Harrison for sixth.

 

The U/14 & U/16 racing bikes produced an exciting finale to the evening’s entertainment. A bunch of six riders eventually broke free from the pack with all of the big hitters making the selection. At the finish it was Max Walker who took the win ahead of Tosh Teare, Adam Scarffe, Will Corkill, James Harrison and Corrin Leeming. The chasers were led home by Aaron Lund in seventh place with Amelia Sharpe the first girl in 12th position.

Full results here

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4th May

* A marked improvement in the weather encouraged a total of 328 competitors to sign-on at the NSC last Tuesday night for round four of the RL360 youth league.

 

No doubt inspired by Anna Christian’s terrific ride in the Tour of Yorkshire, the girls won four of the eleven classes outright.

 

Poppy Clayton got the ball rolling with her fourth success of the series in the born 2012 & later category. Cameron Eyres was a close second and Tara Nelson edged out Noah Hutchinson in the battle for third. Newcomer Charlie Quine beat Seamus Hall and Oliver Kennington in the rush for fifth, with David Leece holding off the chasing pack to grab eighth. Charley Skillen and Isabella Edwards rounded off the top ten.

 

In the novices event Isla Mulholland powered away from the field for a clear victory. Lukas Wooton was a solid second ahead of Aedan Le Roux who overcame Aditya Varshney and Clodagh Briercliffe in the race for third. Jackson Roberts outran Sophie Halligan, Orry McSevney and Elijah Clague for sixth, while Freddie Palmer caught and passed Harvey Wagstaffe in the closing stages to claim tenth.

 

Finbar McSevney continued his winning ways in the born 2011 class, outsprinting Jacob Wilson to maintain his unbeaten record. Charlie Dormer ousted Bernat Munoz-Fite for third and leading girl Abigail Cowell led the fast finishing Bobby Kerruish over the line for fifth. Toby Costain and Joshua Moffitt came in separately to claim seventh and eighth, with Dylan Honeyman getting the better of Jack Monaghan for ninth.

 

Laxey’s Stanley Kinnish came from behind to pip Brad Le Geyt for the honours in the born 2010 age group. Kylan Murphy was a safe third and Harrison Skillan was too quick for Billy Kneen, Max Messenger, Lula Kinnish and Daniel Minay in the charge for fourth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal grabbed ninth ahead of a chasing group of five riders spearheaded over the line by Liam Blake.

 

The impressive May-Saa Smith outgunned five other riders to take the top slot in the born 2009 race for the second week running. Tom Pickavance was second closely followed by Abi Clayton, Eddie Dillon, Harry Beattie and Zach Jones in fourth to sixth places respectively. Cameron Hounsell and Henry Dormer were seventh and eighth, while Florrie Thomas beat Finn Collister in the group gallop for ninth.

 

Seven riders contested the finish of the born 2008 category with Alec Sorby eventually getting the verdict ahead of Joel Long, Freddie Griffin, Deaglen Blake, T.J.Teare, Charlie Williams and first girl Fearne Bregazzi. Ryan Nelson was a lonely eighth and Bob Radcliffe kept Leon Murphy at bay in the tussle for ninth. Sam Colquitt led the rest of the field home in 11th spot.

 

Orry Lund picked up maximum points for the first time in the born 2007 event, outgunning breakaway partners Rio Kelly and James Kinrade in the surge for the chequered flag. Jordan Carter maintained fourth after losing contact with the leading trio in the closing stages. Oscar Gaylor was fifth and Florence Griffin the first girl in sixth place.

 

A seven-strong bunch circulated at the head of the born 2006 & earlier grouping from start to finish where Kiera Prentice won the sprint. Ivan Sorby and Mairi Harrison filled the remaining places on the podium, with Chloe Dillon, Callum Salisbury, Blae Cain and Ella Griffin just behind in fourth to seventh positions. Nicola Quaye, Sophie Smith and Sam Cunningham rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

In the combined under 8 and under 10 racing bikes Myles Le Geyt weaved his way through a leading group of twelve riders to snatch the win from Rio Kelly and Alec Sorby.  Eddie Dillon was the best of the U/8 riders in eighth place and Fearne Bregazzi the best girl in tenth position.

 

Niall Colquitt left nothing to chance in the under 12 racing bikes, attacking from the gun and time trialling to a well-earned solo victory. Owen Collins outsprinted fellow chasers Tyler Annis, Ivan Sorby and Drystan Sewell for the runners-up spot, with Frank Kinnish leading a second group of pursuers home for sixth. Nicola Quaye was the first girl in seventh place.

 

Fourteen riders stayed together for the entire twenty laps of the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes. At the finish it was Max Walker who came out on top in the frantic group gallop for the line. Will Corkill and the ever improving James Harrison were second and third, with IOM Youth Tour winner Amelia Sharpe the top girl in 14th position.

Full results here

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27th April

* Hail showers during the early part of the evening failed to deter the 287 young cyclists who turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round three of the RL360 youth league.

 

Overcoming the worst of the weather, Poppy Clayton retained her unbeaten record in the born 2012 & later age group. Cameron Eyres was a close second and Gracie Evans held off Seamus Hall in the tussle for third. Noah Hutchinson pipped Oliver Kennington for fifth and newcomer Timmy Clark did well to beat Kieran Binns and Austin Baglow in the race for seventh. Henry Kinrade completed the top ten leader board.

 

In the novices class Jackson Roberts scored his maiden win of the series. Lukas Wooton recovered from a slight tumble on the finishing straight to salvage second and Lewis Stephens edged out Orry McSevney in the dash for the final place on the podium. Leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe was fifth closely followed by Harvey Wagstaffe, Sophie Halligan, Ewan McCubbon and Holly Beattie in sixth to ninth places respectively. Elijah Clague outran fellow chasers Harper Quayle and William Chadwick to claim tenth.

 

Finbar McSevney outsprinted breakaway partner Jacob Wilson to bag maximum points in the born 2011 category for the third week running. A determined Abigail Cowell passed Dylan Honeyman in the closing stages to claim fourth and Bobby Kerruish held off Toby Costain in the rush for sixth. Bobby Kewley shaded Cal Joyce for eighth and Bernat Munoz-Fite grabbed tenth ahead of Macaulay Teare and Erin Morgan.

 

In the born 2010 race eventual winner Stanley Kinnish and runner-up Brad Le Geyt broke away from a ten-strong leading group and stayed clear to the finish. Daniel Minay ousted  Billy Kneen for third and Max Messenger was too fast for Kylan Murphy, Lula Kinnish and Thomas Hutchinson in the fight for fifth. Archie Mulholland had the edge on Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the bunch gallop for ninth.

 

Peel girl May-Saa Smith produced one of the rides of the night to win the born 2009 class in impressive style, outsprinting Eddie Dillon and Abi Clayton in the final rush for the line. Tom Pickavance was a solid fourth and Zach Jones kept Harry Beattie and Cameron Hounsell at bay to secure fifth. Henry Dormer snatched eighth from Matthew Hooper, Max Whittaker and Finn Collister, with Florrie Thomas fronting Harry Jones for 12th.

 

Alec Sorby came out on top in the five-man sprint for the top slot in the born 2008 event. Freddie Griffin was second followed by T.J.Teare, Charlie Williams and Joel Long. Fearne Bregazzi, George Kinnish, Bob Radcliffe and Ella Darnill trailed in separately to fill seventh to ninth places, while Nathan Hubbard got the better of Harry Lee to round off the top ten.

 

Cian Howard and Orry Lund rode away from the field on the opening lap of the born 2007 contest and stayed clear to the finish. Howard won the final sprint for the honours, with Rio Kelly leading a group of eight chasers over the line for third. Florence Griffin bagged the girls’ prize in eighth spot.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice gave the girls their third overall victory of the night, outpacing travelling companion Ivan Sorby in the dart for the flag. James Scott held off Callum Salisbury, Chloe Dillon, Mairi Harrison, Sophie Smith, Ella Griffin and Nicola Quaye in the bunch gallop for third.

 

Completing his third double in as many weeks, Cian Howard cruised to an easy victory in the combined under 8 and under 10 racing bikes. Orry Lund spearheaded the chasers in for second with Rio Kelly grabbing third. Eddie Dillon was the first of the U/8’s in 12th spot, while Jess Pickavance and May-Saa Smith were the top U/10 and U/8 girls in 14th and 16th places respectively.

 

In the U/12 “droppies” Niall Colquitt set the pace at the head of the race. Six riders followed in his wheel tracks but were unwilling to share any of the work. At the finish Tyler Annis and Owen Collins came round the hard working Colquitt to snatch first and second. Colquitt salvaged third ahead of  James Scott, Ivan Sorby and Frank Kinnish. Comeback rider Oliver Corkish was a good seventh one place ahead of best girl Sophie Smith.

 

In the U/14 & U/16’s race a twelve-strong leading group was gradually whittled down to just seven riders. Tosh Teare was the eventual winner with Max Walker and Adam Scarffe second and third. Glen Vine’s Will Corkill was fourth and Amelia Sharpe the first girl in a good fifth place. Aaron Lund pipped James Harrison for sixth.

Full results here

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21st April

* Round two of the RL360 youth cycling league was held at the NSC last Tuesday night in dry but cold conditions. Even though many of the regular competitors were missing due to the Easter holidays, there was still a good turnout of 244 riders for the eleven race programme.

 

Repeating her tactics from round one, Poppy Clayton went from the gun in the born 2012 & later age group and stayed clear to the finish. Oliver Kennington outpaced Seamus Hall and Gracie Evans to grab the runners-up spot, with Max Wardle leading Isabella Edwards, Austin Baglow and Henry Kinrade over the line to for fifth. Kieran Binns and Finley Quirk completed the top ten.

 

Lukas Wooton held off Jackson Roberts and Lewis Stephens to take the top honours in the novices class for the second week running. Leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe pipped Orry McSevney for fourth and Pheric Lennon stayed ahead of the main chasing group to grab sixth. Elijah Clague beat Benjamin Bradshaw in the bunch sprint for seventh.

 

In the born 2011 category Finbar McSevney gradually pulled away from the field for a decisive solo victory. Impressive newcomer Jacob Wilson was a solid second and Charlie Dormer led Bobby Kerruish home to secure the final place on the podium. Top girl Abigail Cowell had the edge on Dylan Honeyman and Bobby Kewley in the dash for fifth, while Toby Costain caught and overtook Macaulay Teare to bag eighth. The fast finishing Erin Morgan worked her way through the field to grab a well-deserved tenth place.

 

Stanley Kinnish was too quick for breakaway partners Brad Le Geyt and Daniel Minay in the charge for the chequered flag at the end of the born 2010 event. Harrison Skillan outran Kylan Murphy and Liam Blake for fourth, with Conor Madsen-Mygdal getting the verdict over top girl Lula Kinnish in the battle for seventh. Ffinlo Thomas and Max Messenger rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

Eddie Dillon collected maximum points in the born 2009 race, taking the win in a hotly contested sprint finish with May-Saa Smith, Tom Pickavance, Cameron Hounsell and Zach Jones. Harry Beattie was a lonely sixth and Abi Clayton led Florrie Thomas and Henry Dormer home in the fight for seventh.

 

In the born 2008 class Alec Sorby beat fellow escapees Joel Long, Freddie Griffin and Deaglen Blake in the final dash for the line. Charlie Williams trailed in on his own for fifth and George Kinnish led a splintered chasing group in for sixth. Ella Darnill was the first girl in seventh position.

 

A blistering attack on the final lap earned Cian Howard the victory in the born 2007 two lapper.  Orry Lund snatched second from Rio Kelly in a very close finish and James Kinrade got the better of Charlie Scarffe and Florence Griffin in the three-way gallop for fourth. Jess Pickavance, Cory Corkhill and Caitlin Beaty completed the score sheet.

 

A nine-strong group contested the sprint at the end of the born 2006 & earlier grouping with Ivan Sorby eventually grabbing the top slot ahead of James Scott  and Kiera Prentice. Blae Cain, Chloe Dillon and Callum Salisbury wrapped up the top six.

 

Cian Howard was in a class of his own in the U/8 & U/10 racing bikes, leading from start to finish to secure his second success of the night. Orry Lund led the charge for second in front of Rio Kelly, Alec Sorby, Freddie Griffin, Joel Long, Myles Le Geyt and Charlie Scarffe. The first girl was Florence Griffin in 11th spot.

 

Niall Colquitt and Drystan Sewell set a fast pace at the front of the bunch in the U/12’s race. However, at the finish it was Tyler Annis who came through to take the win from Owen Collins. The hard working Colquitt salvaged third ahead of Ivan Sorby and Sewell in fourth and fifth, with the girls’ prize going to Sophie Smith in ninth place.

 

With the light fading fast, the U/14 & U/16 event was reduced to 15 laps. Three riders broke away with four laps to go and stayed at the head of affairs to the finish where Adam Scarffe took the win from Will Corkill and James Harrison in second and third. Matthew Cooil was the top U/14 in fourth place and Amelia Sharpe the first girl in fifth. Corrin Leeming, Tyler Hannay, Jack Christian and Aaron Lund were the only riders not to be lapped in sixth to ninth positions respectively.

 

Full results here

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18th April

There was a good turnout of 269 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for the eagerly anticipated opening round of this year’s RL360 Youth Cycling League.

 

Poppy Clayton got the series underway in impressive style, powering away from the field to take a clear victory in the born 2012 & later category. Seamus Hall edged out Oliver Kennington for the runners-up spot and Max Wardle broke free from the chasing pack to claim fourth. Kieran Binns pipped Gracie Evans in the bunch dash for fifth.

 

In the following novices race Lukas Wooton had the edge on Jackson Roberts and leading girl Clodagh Briercliffe in the fight for the number one slot. Lewis Stephens was a lonely fourth and Freddie Palmer was too quick for Orry McSevney in the battle for fifth. Elijah Clague outgunned Pheric Lennon, Ewan McCubbon and Charlotte Quayle in the fight for seventh, while the fast finishing Harper Quayle made a late surge to grab 11th from Lily Jones.

 

Finbar McSevney led from start to finish in the born 2011 class, crossing the line well ahead of Sam Wolstencroft and Bobby Kewley in second and third respectively. Dylan Honeyman clipped off the front of an eight-strong chasing group to bag fourth, with Charlie Dormer ousting Bobby Kerruish for fifth. Abigail Cowell was the first girl in eighth place.

 

There was drama in the born 2010 age group when Stanley Kinnish collided with a back marker when leading breakaway partner Brad Le Geyt in the final sprint for the line. By the time Kinnish had recovered his momentum Le Geyt had slipped through to take the win. Billy Kneen led Liam Blake, Kylan Murphy and Daniel Minay home for third, closely followed by Harrison Skillan in seventh place and top girl Lula Kinnish in eighth. Max Messenger and Thomas Hutchinson rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

In the born 2009 event Peel girl May-Saa Smith and Eddie Dillon went from the gun and quickly built up a sizable gap. Dillon found the pace too quick at the front and dropped back only to be replaced by chaser Tom Pickavance who overcame Smith in the final rush for the chequered flag. Cameron Hounsell pipped Dillon for the final place on the podium and Zach Jones held off Abi Clayton, Florrie Thomas and Henry Dormer in the tussle for fifth.

 

Alec Sorby and Freddie Griffin rode away from a leading group of eight riders to fill the top two positions in the born 2008 race. The injection of speed by the two frontrunners split the remainder of the group to smithereens, with T.J.Teare emerging from the wreckage to secure third. Joel Long and Deaglan Blake were fourth and fifth, with best girl Fearne Bregazzi leading in Charlie Williams and George Kinnish for sixth.

 

Making his move on the final lap, Cian Howard shot out of the bunch for a decisive victory in the born 2007 class. Rio Kelly outsprinted Orry Lund for second and Jordan Carter got the better of Charlie Scarffe and James Kinrade in the gallop for fourth. Florence Griffin took the girls’ prize in seventh spot.

 

In the born 2006 & earlier grouping Kiera Prentice gave the girls their second overall success of the night, edging out Ivan Sorby in the sprint for the line. Callum Salisbury kept Nicola Quaye and Ella Griffin at bay in the rush for third.

 

Completing the double, Cian Howard was the comfortable winner of the combined under 8 and under 10 racing bikes. Rio Kelly came out on top in his struggle with Orry Lund for second and Charlie Scarffe fronted Freddie Griffin and Charlie Williams for fourth. Eddie Dillon was the first of the U/8 riders in seventh place and Fearne Bregazzi the leading girl in ninth position.

 

Six riders broke away in the early stages of the U/12 racing bikes. They stayed clear to the finish where Tyler Annis grabbed the honours ahead of Niall Colquitt and Owen Collins, with Ivan Sorby, Frank Kinnish and the hard-working Drystan Sewell just behind in fourth to sixth places respectively. James Scott was seventh and Sophie Smith the first girl in eighth spot.

 

Fresh from their prestigious team victory in the recent Youth Tour of Scotland (report to follow), Max Walker, Adam Scarffe, Will Corkill and Tosh Teare dominated the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes. The quartet attacked from the start and left the rest of the field in their wheel tracks to fight over the minor placings. Walker got the verdict in the final sprint ahead of Teare, Scarffe and Corkill. The ever improving James Harrison outpaced Aaron Lund and Amelia Sharpe for fifth, with Matthew Cooil the top U/14 finisher in tenth place.

 

Full results here

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28th September

* The final overall positions in Team RL360’s 2016 Youth Cycling League were revealed at the club’s recent gala prize presentation in the Villa Marina.

 

RL360 representatives Claire Sorby and Steph Hounsell handed out the prizes and medals to all the competitors.

 

A total of 568 riders took part in the 2016 series, with an average of more than 260 turning out for each of the 16 rounds completed.

 

The class winners were named as Jack Monaghan, Charley Skillen, Finbar McSevney, Abigail Cowell, Brad Le Geyt, Lula Kinnish, Tom Pickavance, May-Saa Smith, Alec Sorby (2 classes), Fearne Bregazzi (2 classes), Cian Howard, Florence Griffin, Owen Collins, Nicola Quaye, Frank Kinnish, Ella Griffin, Jonty Bregazzi, Emily Kinley, Cian Jackson, Sophie Smith, Zac Walker, Kiera Prentice, Will Corkill, Shellan Leeming, Thomas Bostock and Amelia Sharpe.

 

Once the main presentation was over, the names of the special award winners were disclosed.

 

Alec Sorby received the Peter Buckley Cup as the most promising rider in the younger age groups, with Shellen Leeming picking up the Steve Hislop Cup as the most improved rider and Amelia Sharpe gaining the Marie Noon Plague for the second year in succession as the league’s leading girl.

 

Thomas Bostock collected the James Berry Memorial Trophy as the 2016 under-16’s champion and Will Draper gained the Alex Forrest Cup in recognition of his outstanding season on and off the Island.

 

Finally, Zac Walker and Will Corkill were the recipients of the George Wilson and Stuart Quayle Memorial bursaries respectively, while Thomas Bostock, Will Draper, Adam Kelly and Amelia Sharpe shared the annual £1,000 achievement award presented by RL360.

 

Final overall results here

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3rd September

* There was a good turnout of 222 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for the 19th and final round of the 2016 RL360 Youth League.

 

Overcoming a stiff head wind on the finishing straight, Jack Monaghan got the better of breakaway partners Daniel Coates and Jasper Whalley in the dash for the top slot in the novices class. Eli Dawson edged out Austin Baglow in the battle for fourth and Charley Skillen pipped Safiya Laagayed for the girls’ honours in sixth place. James Cope, Evie Lund and Jackson Roberts completed the top ten.

 

In the born 2011 & later category Finbar McSevney went from the gun and stayed clear to the finish. Bobby Kerruish headed chasers Charlie Dormer and Bobby Kewley over the line to grab second, with Macaulay Teare holding off Joel Prentice, Bernat Munoz-Fite and Joshua Moffitt in the scrap for fifth. The fast finishing Toby Costain made up ground in the closing stages to snatch ninth from Cameron Eyres and top girl Poppy Clayton got past Samuel Kinnish in the final few metres to seize 11th.

 

Brad Le Geyt had the extra pace to beat fellow escapee Stanley Kinnish in the final rush for first place in the born 2010 age group. Harrison Skillan outgunned Kylan Murphy, Liam Blake and Lula Kinnish in the tussle for the final podium position, while Daniel Minay overcame Archie Mulholland and Ffinlo Thomas in the fight for seventh. Illiam Thomas came in on his own to round off the top ten.

 

Tom Pickavance continued his recent run of good form in the born 2009 event, riding away from five frontrunners to secure his fifth win in succession. Cameron Hounsell ousted Eddie Dillon, Zach Jones and May-Saa Smith for second, while Abi Clayton spearheaded Matthew Hooper, Harry Beattie, Henry Dormer and Charlie Clarkson over the line for sixth.

 

Leading from start to finish, T.J.Teare kept nearest rival Joel Long at bay to score his second success of the series in the born 2008 race. Deaglan Blake forged ahead of Fearne Bregazzi on the last lap to claim third and Edward Field clipped off the front of the chasing pack to bag fifth. Leon Murphy won the charge for sixth ahead of Ella Darnill, Jamie Gibson, Tiana Kelly and Oscar Christian.

 

In the born 2007 class Cian Howard rode away from breakaway partners Orry Lund and Charlie Scarffe on the final lap, taking the chequered flag with a healthy advantage over his two pursuers. Rio Kelly overtook Jordan Carter to pick up fourth and Jess Pickavance came out on top in the struggle for sixth with Jemma Quayle and Ben Davies. Ed Coole and Joseph Devereau wrapped up the top ten leader board.

 

Samuel Devereau and Nicola Quaye stole a march on the rest of the field at the start of the born 2006 event and stayed clear to the finish where Devereau landed the win. Nathan Kinrade outran Tom Darnill and Rebecca Cooil in the dart for third, with Lucy Field just behind in sixth spot. In the following 2005 & earlier grouping Dylan Sewell went from the gun and time trialled to victory. Frank Kinnish had the upper hand on Blae Cain in the scamper for the runners-up spot and Nathan Slack got away from Callum Salisbury to nab fourth.

 

In the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Cian Howard and Ivan Sorby broke away on the second of four laps and were never caught. At the finish Howard got the verdict in the sprint for the line, with Drystan Sewell a solid third. Alec Sorby broke free from Orry Lund to grab fourth and Charlie Scarffe won the five-strong sprint for sixth. Nicola Quaye was the best girl in ninth place.

 

Four riders were in contention at the end of the under-12 racing bikes. James Devereau led the sprint out and held onto his position in pole position all the way to the line. Niall Colquitt was second, Tyler Annis third and Cameron Dudley fourth, with Kiera Prentice and Frank Kinnish, who were both with the leaders until the penultimate lap, just behind in fifth and sixth respectively.

 

A fast moving front group of eight riders took control of the under-16 racing bikes. In the final gallop Will Draper came through to take the win from Thomas Bostock, Adam Kelly, Max Walker, Tosh Teare, Ben Christian and Adam Scarffe. Errigal International Youth Tour winner Will Corkill lost contact with the leaders with two laps to go, finishing an unchallenged eighth. Aaron Lund and Tyler Hannay were ninth and tenth with Amelia Sharpe the best girl in 11th position.

 

The league’s final overall standings will be revealed at the prize presentation in the Villa Marina on Saturday, 17th September.  If you haven’t already done so, please email your names to dot on dottilbury@manx.net if you intend to go.

Full results here

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25th August

* Despite the travelling difficulties caused by the road closures for the MGP practices, a total of 202 competitors made it down to the NSC last Tuesday night for the eighteenth and penultimate round of the RL360 Youth League.

 

In the novices class Jack Monaghan went from the gun and was never seen again, taking the chequered flag well clear of runner-up Daniel Coates. Jasper Whalley was a solid third and Eli Dawson held off leading girl Safiya Laagayed in the dash fourth. Austin Baglow was too quick for James Cope, Charley Skillen and Evie Lund in the race for sixth, with Jackson Roberts and Harvey Wagstaffe just behind in 10th and 11th respectively.

 

Finbar McSevney cemented his position at the top of the overall standings with a decisive win in the born 2011 & later age group. Bobby Kerruish took the sprint for second ahead of fellow chasers Charlie Dormer, Bobby Kewley, Jay Jay Plowman, Erin Morgan and Abigail Cowell, while impressive newcomer Florence Bailey did well to oust the more experienced Poppy Clayton and Cameron Eyres in the battle for eighth. Toby Costain and Bernat Munoz-Fite filled the final two places on the top twelve leader board.

 

Brad Le Geyt overcame strong challenges from Kylan Murphy and Liam Blake to bag maximum points in the born 2010 category. Harrison Skillan pipped Archie Mulholland for fourth and Daniel Minay maintained a safe sixth place in front of Max Messenger, who rode away from Thomas Hutchinson on the last lap to claim seventh. Jack Edwards overtook Zac Lund in the closing stages to seize ninth and Eloise Kinrade picked up the girls’ prize in 13th spot.

 

In the born 2009 race Tom Pickavance scored his sixth success of the series, just getting the better of Zach Jones in the final lunge for the line. To girl May-Saa Smith returned from a two week break to snatch third from Abi Clayton and Cameron Hounsell hung onto fifth after losing contact with the leading quartet on the finishing straight. Harry Beattie edged Jonah Kenny for sixth and Henry Dormer beat Max Davies and Charlie Clarkson in the scrap for eighth. Finn Collister and William Ditchfield rounded off the top twelve.

 

Alec Sorby forged ahead of breakaway partners Freddie Griffin, Deaglan Blake and Joel Long to secure the win in the born 2008 event. Edward Field overcame Bob Radcliffe in the fight for fifth and first girl Ella Darnill stayed clear of pursuers Leon Murphy and Tiana Kelly to gain seventh. Lewis Quirk squeezed out Ryan Batty in the battle for tenth and Jonty Shimmin came in on his own for 12th.

 

Three riders escaped at the start of the born 2007 class and circulated together all the way to the finish where Cian Howard got the verdict over Orry Lund and Charlie Scarffe in the gallop for the line. Rio Kelly was too strong for Jordan Carter and Florence Griffin in the dart for fourth, while James Kinrade beat Ben Davies and Jess Pickavance in the tussle for seventh. Ed Coole wrapped up the top ten.

 

After gaining an early gap, Ivan Sorby time trialled to a comfortable victory in the born 2006 event. Samual Devereau kept Nicola Quaye at bay in the tussle second and Nathan Kinrade outpaced Sophie Smith, Bethany Turner-Priest and Tom Darnill in the gallop for fourth.

 

Dylan Sewell made a powerful attack at the start of the born 2005 & earlier grouping and stayed clear to the finish, building up a sizeable lead in the process. Blae Cain was second closely followed by Nathan Slack, Mairi Harrison and Callum Salisbury. Ella Griffin pipped Emily Kinley in the scrap for sixth.

 

In the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Cian Howard picked up his second win of the night, outsprinting fellow frontrunners Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby and Drystan Sewell in the dart for the line. Orry Lund was a good fifth and Charlie Scarffe got past Alec Sorby near the finish to take sixth. Sophie Smith outgunned Nicola Quaye for the girls’ award in eighth spot, with Kazu Senior a fine tenth in only his second outing of the season.

 

The seven riders who turned out for the under-12 racing bikes stayed together for the entire race and were only separated in the final scamper for the line, with James Devereau taking the honours ahead of Niall Colquitt, James Scott, Nathan Slack, Mairi Harrison, Jack Sowerby and Callum Salisbury.

 

As usual the under-14 and under 16 racing bikes event was run at a furious pace. The riders at the front of the race made constant efforts to get away on their own, the most significant being Will Draper’s determined but ultimately unsuccessful attempt at ¾ distance. A ten-strong group of frontrunners contested the finish where Adam Kelly came through to take the sprint from Draper and Max Walker. Adam Scarffe, Tyler Hannay and Tosh Teare completed the top six, with Amelia Sharpe the first girl in 12th place.

 

Full results here

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18th August

* Summer finally returned to the NSC last Tuesday night for round 17 of the RL360 youth league. In contrast to the previous two rain-affected rounds the 212 competitors who took part enjoyed perfect racing conditions.

 

Jack Monaghan continued his winning ways in the novices class, powering away from the field to notch up his sixth successive win. Jasper Whalley got the better of Daniel Coates and Lucas Wootton in the scrap for second, with Austin Baglow leading top girl Safiya Laagayed and Jacob Dawkins over the line for fifth. Harry Tummon held off Charley Skillen, James Cope and Jackson Roberts in the tussle for eighth, while Harvey Wagstaffe overtook Daisy Teare on the finishing straight to snatch 12th. Newcomer Deacon Marchment was an impressive 15th.

 

In the born 2011 & later category Bobby Kerruish ousted Bobby Kewley to bag maximum points for the first time in the series. Leading girl Abigail Cowell overcame a strong challenge from Jay Jay Plowman to claim the final place on the podium and Joshua Moffitt won the nine-strong chasing bunch sprint for fifth. Eva Pavlova, Charlie Dormer, Toby Costain, Tara Nelson and Poppy Clayton completed the top ten.

 

Brad Le Geyt escaped from a leading group of four riders to seize the top spot in the born 2010 age group. Conor Madsen-Mygdal ousted Stanley Kinnish and Kylan Murphy for second, with Harrison Skillan pipping Lula Kinnish for fifth. Daniel Minay headed Hugh Osborn home for seventh and Archie Mulholland kept Noah Hughes at bay to grab ninth. Alfie Kinrade won the bunch charge for 11th.

 

The in-form Tom Pickavance outgunned breakaway partners Zach Jones and Cameron Hounsell to complete a hat-trick of victories in the born 2009 event. Zach Jones edged out Cameron Hounsell for the runners-up spot and Abi Clayton rode clear of Matthew Hooper and Henry Dormer to secure fourth. Charlie Clarkson took the group sprint for seventh ahead of Joseph Dawkins, Florrie Thomas and Harry Jones.

 

Six riders rode clear at the start of the born 2008 race and stayed together to the finish where Alec Sorby got the verdict in the surge for the chequered flag. Freddie Griffin and T.J.Teare were second and third closely followed by Fearne Bregazzi, Charlie Williams and Joel Long. Chasers Edward Field, Ryan Nelson and Ella Darnill filled seventh to ninth places, with Leon Murphy spearheading Tiana Kelly and Lewis Quirk home to round off the top ten leader board.

 

Cian Howard came from behind to beat fellow frontrunners Orry Lund, Rio Kelly, Charlie Scarffe and Florence Griffin in the final push for the line at the end of born 2007 class. Jordan Carter, who lost contact with the leaders on the last lap, trailed in for sixth and James Kinrade stayed clear of Jess Pickavance for seventh. Matthew Harrison was a safe ninth and Thomas Monaghan prevailed in the bunch sprint for tenth.

 

In the born 2006 class Ivan Sorby went from gun and soloed to his fourth success of the season. Nicola Quaye gave chase but was unable to bridge the gap and had to settle for a solid second place ahead of the fast finishing Samuel Devereau. Sophie Smith outran Nathan Kinrade for fourth and Rebecca Cooil maintained sixth in front of Lucy Field and Aaron Rielly.

 

Kirk Michael’s Dylan Sewell made his intentions clear from the start of the born 2005 & earlier grouping, attacking on the opening lap and time trialling to victory. James Devereau led the gallop for second with Tyler Annis just behind in third place. Mairi Harrison was the first girl in seventh position.

 

Keeping the pace high, a quartet of riders gradually pulled away from the field in the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Drystan Sewell led the way for three of the four laps, but at the finish it was Owen Collins who came through to take the honours, from Ivan Sorby, Cian Howard and Sewell. Charlie Scarffe clipped off the front of the chasing pack to secure fifth, leaving Alec Sorby and T.J.Teare in his wheel tracks to contest sixth and seventh. Orry Lund was eighth and Sophie Smith beat Nicola Quaye to the girls’ prize in ninth spot.

 

Tyler Annis showed a great turn of speed to win the six-strong sprint at the finish of the U-12 racing bikes. Ralf Holden was second, James Devereau third, Kiera Prentice fourth, James Scott fifth and Frank Kinnish sixth. Nathan Slack led chasers Callum Salisbury and Mairi Harrison in for seventh.

 

There was lots of attacking in the U-14 & U-16 racing bikes, with a small nucleus of riders providing most of the action. Adam Kelly made several attempts to get away in the closing stages but was reeled in each time. With no further attacks forthcoming the leaders resigned themselves to a sprint finish which Tosh Teare won ahead of Max Walker and the hard working Kelly. The ever improving Adam Scarffe pipped Harry Cain for fourth and James Harrison, who at one time was in danger of being dropped, did well to hang onto sixth. Darcy Cain was the best girl in 16th place.

 

Don’t forget that the league will continue as usual during MGP fortnight.

 

Full results here

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11th August

* A total of 203 young cyclists braved the unseasonable weather at the NSC last Tuesday night to compete in round 16 of the RL360 youth league.

 

Overcoming the cold and windy conditions, Jack Monaghan powered away from the field to score a decisive victory in the novices class. Daniel Coates was a safe second and Lucas Wootton kept leading girl Safiya Laagayed at bay for third. Austin Baglow was a lonely fifth and Eli Dawson edged out Ryan Cartwright for sixth. Evie Lund came home alone to grab eighth and Daisy Teare outran Charley Skillen and Orry McSevney in the rush for ninth.

 

In the born 2011 & later class Carter Kneale rode clear of Finbar McSevney to pick up his fourth win of the series. Bobby Kewley beat Jay Jay Plowman in the race for third and Bobby Kerruish held off Bernat Munoz-Fite and top girl Eva Pavlova in the tussle for fifth. Samuel Kinnish pipped Antony Aspell in the battle for eighth, with fellow chasers Poppy Clayton, Joshua Moffitt, Joel Prentice and Macaulay Teare just behind in 11th to 12th respectively.

 

Brad Le Geyt escaped from a leading group of six riders to take the honours in the born 2010 category. The ever improving Conor Madsen-Mygdal was too quick for Kylan Murphy and Stanley Kinnish in the sprint for second, with Harrison Skillan and Lula Kinnish trailing in for fifth and sixth after losing contact with the frontrunners on the final lap. Daniel Minay dropped travelling companions Illiam and Ffinlo Thomas in the closing stages to grab eighth, while Thomas Hutchinson stayed clear of the fast finishing Alfie Kinrade to complete the top ten.

 

Tom Pickavance scored his second successive victory in the born 2009 age group, outgunning breakaway partners Cameron Hounsell and Zach Jones in the charge for the chequered flag. Top girl Abi Clayton gapped Jonah Kenny and Harry Beattie in the tussle for fourth, with William Ditchfield overcoming a late challenge from Harry Jones to claim seventh. Tristan Speight. Aedan Larkham, Kyle Roosenbroek, Niamh Smith and Christopher Hazell wrapping up the result sheet.

 

Five riders were in with a chance of winning the born 2008 event. At the finish it was series leader Alec Sorby who emerged from the pack to bag his 12th win of the season. Freddie Griffin was second, closely followed by T.J.Teare, Charlie Williams and Joel Long. Fearne Bregazzi was a solid sixth and Tiana Kelly slipped off the front of the chasing group to snatch seventh. Leon Murphy and Ryan Batty were eighth and ninth, with Jonty Shimmin spearheading the main chasing group across the line for tenth. Newcomer Orry Quayle finished a respectable 14th.

 

Regular top three finisher Rio Kelly finally reached the top slot in the born 2007 race, outsprinting Jordan Carter, Florence Griffin and Charlie Scarffe in the final gallop for the flag. James Kinrade and Jess Pickavance rounded off the top six.

 

Ivan Sorby went from the gun in the born 2006 three lapper and left the rest of the field in his wheel tracks to sort out the minor placings. Nicola Quaye broke free from the chasing group to claim second and Samuel Devereau was too strong for Sophie Smith, Nathan Kinrade and Bethany Turner-Priest in the scrap for final place on the podium.

 

The born 2005 & earlier class split into two groups on the first lap. James Devereau drove the front bunch across the line to take the win ahead of Frank Kinnish, Blae Cain, Mairi Harrison and Emily Kinley.

 

A quartet of riders escaped at the start of the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes and rode strongly to the finish where Cian Jackson took the gallop from Ivan Sorby, Owen Collins and Drystan Sewell. Alec Sorby ousted Charlie Scarffe and Rio Kelly in the chasing group sprint for fifth, with Sophie Smith edging Nicola Quaye for the girls’ honours in eighth spot.

 

In the under-12 racing bikes Zac Walker and Ralph Holden attacked on lap 2 and together built up a sizeable lead. On the penultimate circuit Walker left Holden in his wake and time trialled to a fine solo victory. Holden was a secure second and Tyler Annis got the verdict over James Devereau, Kiera Prentice and Frank Kinnish in the fight for third.

 

Recently crowned British Youth Madison Champions Thomes Bostock and Will Draper filled the top two places in the sprint that decided the outcome of the under-16 racing bikes event. Tosh Teare was third and recent Errigal International Youth Tour winner Will Corkill the best U/14 rider in sixth position. Tyler Hannay recovered from an early crash to finish eighth and Ellen Barker rode well to take the girls’ prize in 12th position.

Full results here

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7th August

* Despite the wet conditions, there was a good turnout of 162 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 15 of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the novices class Jack Monaghan notched up his seventh win of the series, crossing the line well clear of Jasper Whalley who edged out Lucas Wootton in the race for the runners-up spot. Harry Tummon was a lonely fourth and leading girl Safiya Laagayed pipped Ryan Cartwright in the bunch sprint for fifth. Eli Dawson, Austin Baglow, Jackson Roberts and Charley Skillen completed the top ten.

 

Finbar Mcsevney rode away from the field to score his ninth victory in the born 2011 & later category. Carter Kneale and Bobby Kewley were a solid second and third, with Abigail Cowell fending off Bobby Kerruish and Toby Costain to take the girls’ prize in fourth place. Poppy Clayton led Antony Aspell home for seventh and Cameron Eyres stayed ahead of a group of four chasers to grab ninth. Jack Kewley outran Kieran Binns, Cal Joyce and Josie Quirk in the dash for tenth.

 

Brad Le Geyt ousted breakaway partner Stanley Kinnish to bag maximum points in the born 2010 event. Kylan Murphy lost contact with the two leaders on the final lap but had a big enough gap on the rest of the field to finish a safe third. Conor Madsen-Mygdal beat top girl Lula Kinnish to the flag for fourth and Ffinlo Thomas forged ahead of his twin brother Illiam to snatch sixth. Max Messenger escaped from a chasing trio to secure eighth and Zac Lund held off Ruby Partington and Oliver Wootton in the scrap for ninth. Newcomer Elijah Bradley did well to finish a creditable 13th in the tricky conditions.

 

A seven-strong leading group fought over the honours in the born 2009 age group. Tom Pickavance got the final verdict over Eddie Dillon, with Cameron Hounsell taking third ahead of Zach Jones, May-Saa Smith, Matthew Hooper and Abi Clayton. Jonah Kenny and Harry Beattie just failed to stay with the fast moving frontrunners, finishing just behind in eighth and ninth respectively. Max Davies overtook Florrie Thomas on the finishing straight to wrap up the top ten.

 

Alec Sorby continued his winning ways in the born 2008 race, outgunning Fearne Bregazzi, Freddie Griffin, Joel Long and Charlie Williams in the rush for the chequered flag. Ella Darnill led Leon Murphy and Lewis Quirk home for sixth, while Jamie Gibson overcame a strong challenge from Tiana Kelly to take ninth.

 

A determined Orry Lund finally made it to the top slop in the born 2007 class, fending off runner-up Charlie Scarffe and the fast finishing Jordan Carter in the final gallop to seize the win. Florence Griffin led Jess Pickavance and Jemma Quayle in to pick up the girls’ award in fourth place, with Charles Boyd and Joseph Devereau coming in separately for seventh and eighth.

 

In the born 2006 race Ivan Sorby and Nicola Quaye went from the gun and stayed clear to the finish, crossing the line in that order. Samuel Devereau clipped off the front of the chasing group to nab third and Tom Caine won the charge for fourth. In the following born 2005 & earlier grouping Jonty Bregazzi scored an impressive solo win ahead of James Devereau and Frank Kinnish. Emily Kinley was the first girl in fourth place.

 

Cian Jackson bounced back from a couple of recent defeats to reclaim the top spot in the combined under-eight and under-ten racing bikes, outsprinting Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell and Orry Lund in the race for the line. Charlie Scarffe got the better of Alec Sorby in the tussle for sixth and Sophie Smith pipped Nicola Quaye for the girls’ honours in eighth place.

 

The field in the under-12 racing bikes circulated in two separate groups. At the finish Ralf Holden took the sprint from James Devereau and Tyler Annis in second and third places. Niall Colquitt was fourth and Kiera Prentice the best girl in fifth position. Frank Kinnish was sixth and Jack Sowerby spearheaded the second group in for seventh.

 

In the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes Ben Christian returned from a bout of illness to register his maiden success in the series, coming out on top in the final bunch gallop for an impressive victory. Adam Kelly was second and Lucas Mudie third. Will Corkill was the top U/14 rider in seventh spot and Amelia Sharpe the best girl in tenth place.

 

A film crew from German/French TV company ARTE filmed some of the action for a documentary they are making on the “Isles of the Queen”. As part of the programme they have chosen Team RL360 member Amelia Sharpe to represent a young Manx person who is making a name for herself in the sport of cycling.

 

Full results here

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24th July

* Conditions were close to tropical for the 252 riders who competed in round 13 of the RL360 youth league at a sun-drenched NSC last Tuesday night.

 

Continuing his recent run of good form, Jack Monaghan rode away from the field to score his sixth win of the series in the novices class. Jasper Whalley held off the fast finishing Lucas Wootton to claim the runners-up spot and Daniel Coates kept James Cope at bay for fourth. Austin Baglow pipped Jackson Roberts and Harvey Wagstaffe for sixth, with Isla Mulholland edging out Evie Lund to take the girls’ prize in ninth spot. Newcomer Dominick Rogalewski did well to finish a very creditable 19th on his debut.

 

In the born 2011 & later age group Carter Kneale got the better of eight times winner Finbar McSevney to bag maximum points for the second week in succession. Bobby Kewley outran leading girl Abigail Cowell for third and Dylan Honeyman beat Bobby Kerruish, Charlie Dormer and Erin Morgan in the dash for fifth. Poppy Clayton led Cameron Eyres, Joshua Moffitt, Joel Prentice and Samuel Kinnish home for ninth, while Eva Pavlova overcame Antony Aspell in the bunch gallop for 14th.

 

Brad Le Geyt got the verdict over Kylan Murphy in the race for the honours at the end of the born 2010 category. Stanley Kinnish and Conor Madsen-Mygdal were a safe third and fourth, with Harrison Skillen heading chasers Liam Blake, Archie Mulholland and Lula Kinnish in for fifth. Daniel Minay and Ffinlo Thomas came in separately to complete the top ten leader board.

 

Cameron Hounsell had to pull out all the stops to gain the victory in the born 2009 race. Top girl May-Saa Smith held the advantage with the chequered flag in sight but a last ditch effort from Hounsell secured the win. Tom Pickavance and Eddie Dillon were just behind in third and fourth places, while Zach Jones and Matthew Hooper maintained station in fifth and sixth positions. Jonah Kenny outgunned Harry Beattie, Ethan Edge and Abi Clayton in the group rush for seventh.

 

Alec Sorby broke away from a six-strong leading bunch to claim a fine solo win in the born 2008 category. Freddie Griffin ousted Charlie Williams, T.J.Teare, Joel Long and Fearne Bregazzi in the sprint for second, leaving George Kinnish behind to lead the rest of the field home in seventh spot. Deaglan Blake, Ryan Nelson and Lewis Quirk rounded off the top ten.

 

Retaining his unbeaten record for a further week, Cian Howard outsprinted breakaway companions Orry Lund, Jordan Carter and Charlie Scarffe to seal the win in the born 2007 event. First girl Florence Griffin got past Rio Kelly on the finish straight to claim fifth and Jess Pickavance came from behind to snatch seventh from Jemma Quayle. James Kinrade was a lonely ninth and Thomas Monaghan beat Ben Davies and Charles Boyd to the line for tenth.

 

In the born 2006 class Owen Collins forged ahead of fellow escapee Ivan Sorby to take the victory. Nicola Quaye and Samuel Devereau were unchallenged in third and fourth respectively, with Sophie Smith edging out Nathan Kinrade for fifth. In the following born 2005 & earlier grouping Jonty Bregazzi took the honours in a frantic sprint with Dylan Sewell. James Devereau was third closely followed by Nathan Slack, Frank Kinnish and Callum Salisbury. James Scott was seventh and Ella Griffin the best girl in eighth spot.

 

Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby and Drystan Sewell filled the top three podium positions in the gallop that decided the outcome of the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Alec Sorby headed chasers Orry Lund and Charlie Scarffe to the finish for fourth, with Rio Kelly leading Sophie Smith, Nicola Quaye, Joel Long and Tom Caine home for seventh.

 

With breakaway expert Zac Walker on holiday in France, the under-12’s racing bikes event was wide open. A group of seven frontrunners eventually contested the finish with Ralph Holden taking the win ahead of Niall Colquitt, Tyler Annis, James Devereau, Kiera Prentice, Cameron Dudley and Frank Kinnish. Mairi Harrison, Oliver Corkish, James Scott, Harley Howland-Smith and Callum Salisbury wrapped up the result sheet.

 

Thomas Bostock and Will Draper escaped together in the under-16 racing bikes and were never seen again. At the finish it was Bostock who came out on top in the surge for the chequered flag . A group of five riders gave chase but were unable to close the gap to the two leaders. Ben Christian won the sprint for third from Tosh Teare, Adam Scarffe, Will Corkill and Aaron Lund. The first girl was Ellen Barker in 15th position.

 

Full results here

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14th July

* A total of 250 competitors made it down to a sunny NSC last Tuesday night for round 12 of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the novices class Jack Monaghan notched up his fifth win of the series, crossing the line well clear of Jasper Whalley in second place. Charlie Christian was a safe third and Daniel Coates rode away from the chasers to grab fourth. Harry Tummon was fifth closely followed by Jacob Dawkins, Lucas Wootton, Eli Dawson, top girl Charley Skillen and Austin Baglow. Isla Mulholland pipped Evie Lund for 11th and Harvey Wagstaffe took the bunch sprint for 13th.

 

Attacking from the gun, Carter Kneale scored an emphatic solo victory in the born 2011 & later category. Charlie Dormer and Bobby Kerruish trailed in separately for second and third, with Bobby Kewley getting the better of Dylan Honeyman and Bernat Munoz-Fite in the scrap for fourth. Abigail Cowell recovered from start line tumble to grab seventh and pip Erin Morgan for the girls’ honours. Jacob Callister was a lonely ninth and Macaulay Teare ousted Antony Aspell in the chasing group gallop for tenth.

 

The in-form Stanley Kinnish was too strong for breakaway companions Brad Le Geyt and Kylan Murphy in the dash for the flag at the end of the born 2010 age group. Harrison Skillan held off Lula Kinnish and Archie Mulholland in the tussle for fourth, while Conor Madsen-Mygdal had the edge on Noah Hughes and Liam Blake in the fight for seventh. Hugh Osborn headed Ffinlo Thomas, Amelie Geldart and Daniel Minay over the line to round off the top ten.

 

In the born 2009 race Cameron Hounsell outgunned fellow escapee Tom Pickavance to bag maximum points for the second time in the series. Eddie Dillon kept Zach Jones and the fast finishing May-Saa Smith at bay to secure the final place on the podium, with Harry Beattie getting past Matthew Hooper in the closing stages to snatch sixth. Jonah Kenny beat Abi Clayton for eighth and Henry Dormer stayed clear of the chasers for tenth.

 

A group of six riders pulled away on the opening lap of the born 2008 event and stayed clear to the finish. In the final sprint Alec Sorby got the verdict over Deaglan Blake, Freddie Griffin, T.J.Teare, Joel Long and Charlie Williams in second to sixth places respectively. Ryan Nelson spearheaded a five-strong batch of chasers in for seventh, with first girl Tiana Kelly just behind in 12th spot.

 

Cian Howard further tightened his grip on the overall standings in the born 2007 class, outsprinting Orry Lund to take his tally of victories to ten. Rio Kelly passed Charlie Scarffe on the last lap to claim third and Jordan Carter got away from leading girl Florence Griffin to nab fifth. James Kinrade and Jess Pickavance were a secure seventh and eighth, while Thomas Monaghan came triumphed in the contest with Ben Davies for ninth place.

 

Colby’s Owen Collins had the upper hand on Ivan Sorby and early leader Nicola Quaye in the rush for the line at the end of the born 2006 three lapper. Samuel Devereau clipped off the front of the chasing bunch to pick up fourth and Sophie Smith overcame Nathan Kinrade, Tom Caine, Stephen Halliwell and Tom  Darnill in the dart for fifth.

 

Eight riders contested the finish of the born 2005 & earlier grouping with Jonty Bregazzi emerging as the winner. James Devereau was second followed by Frank Kinnish, Nathan Slack, top girl Emily Kinley, Blae Cain, Callum Salisbury and Chloe Dillon.

 

Returning to his winning ways after two successive defeats, Cian Jackson came out on top in the gallop that decided the outcome of the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Owen Collins was second and Cian Howard third. Ivan Sorby, Orry Lund and Alec Sorby wrapped up the top six, with Sophie Smith taking the girls’ prize in tenth place.

 

In the under-12 racing bikes Zac Walker launched his now customary attack on the second lap of six and was never seen again, taking the chequered flag over half a lap in front of his pursuers. Niall Colquitt came round Ralf Holden to take second and James Devereau held off Tyler Annis, Kiera Prentice and Frank Kinnish in the race for fourth.

 

Will Draper made every effort to get away from a leading group of fourteen riders in the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes. In the end it all came down to a bunch sprint which series leader Thomas Bostock won. Draper was second and Ben Christian came through to grab third. The ever improving Harry Cain ousted Max Walker and Tosh Teare for fourth, with Amelia Sharpe the best girl in tenth place. Tommy Skillicorn spearheaded the second wave of riders over the line, producing an impressive turn of speed to beat Dan Sowerby in the battle for 15th.

 

Full results here

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8th July

* Due to the clash with Tynwald Day, there was a slightly smaller than usual turnout of 210 riders at the NSC last Tuesday night for round eleven of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the novices race Jack Monaghan rode clear of the field to notch up his fourth win of the series. Jasper Whalley edged out Charlie Christian for the runners-up spot and Daniel Coates held off top girl Charley Skillen and Austin Baglow in the tussle for fourth. Harry Tummon came from behind to snatch seventh from Jacob Dawkins and Lucas Wootton, with Evie Lund finishing on her own to complete the top ten.

 

Finbar McSevney went from the gun in the born 2011 & later age group, crossing the finish line with a clear advantage over Carter Kneale in second place. Dylan Honeyman outsprinted Charlie Dormer, Bobby Kewley and Joel Prentice for third, with leading girl Abigail Cowell a safe seventh. Bernat Munoz-Fite pipped Joshua Moffitt for eighth and Poppy Clayton led Eva Pavlova in for tenth. Cameron Eyres beat Toby Costain in the dash for 12th and Finlo O’Neill won the bunch sprint for 14th.

 

A determined Stanley Kinnish caught and passed lone escapee Kylan Murphy on the final circuit to bag maximum points in the born 2010 class. Brad Le Geyt was third, closely followed by Harrison Skillan, Daniel Minay and first girl Lula Kinnish. Archie Mulholland was a safe seventh and Noah Lewis overcame Hugh Osborn and Max Messenger in the scrap for eighth. The rest of the field came home in dribs and drabs with Alfie Kinrade leading the way in 11th spot.

 

Three riders got away on the last lap of the born 2009 event and stayed clear to the finish where Cameron Hounsell  beat Tom Pickavance and best girl May-Saa Smith in the final rush for the line. Matthew Hooper had the upper hand on Zach Jones, Harry Beattie, Jonah Kenny and Abi Clayton in the fight for fourth, with Sean Crone just off the back in ninth spot. Henry Dormer ousted Florrie Thomas in the main bunch gallop for tenth.

 

A seven-strong breakaway group contested the finish of the born 2008 category, with Alec Sorby taking the honours ahead of Freddie Griffin, Fearne Bregazzi, Charlie Williams, Edward Field, George Kinnish and Joel Long in second to seventh respectively. Leon Murphy headed Jamie Gibson in the scrap for eighth and Tiana Kelly outgunned Ella Darnill and Ryan Batty to round off the top ten leader board.

 

Cian Howard had to repel strong challenges from Orry Lund, Charlie Scarffe and Rio Kelly before sealing the victory in the born 2007 class. Florence Griffin, James Kinrade, Jemma Quayle and Jess Pickavance trailed in separately to claim fifth to eighth places, while regular frontrunner Jordan Carter recovered from an unshipped chain to salvage ninth. Relative newcomer Charles Boyd did well to pip Thomas Monaghan and William Kennish for tenth.

 

In the born 2006 three lapper Owen Collins edged out Ivan Sorby in the final scramble for the chequered flag, with Nicola Quaye maintained station in third place throughout the race and Samuel Devereau kept Sophie Smith. Rebecca Cooil and Nathan Kinrade at bay to take sixth.

 

A blistering attack on the finishing straight gave Jonty Bregazzi his seventh success of the season in the born 2005 and earlier grouping. Nathan Slack won the seven-strong chasing group gallop for second, with Ella Griffin pipping Megan Boardman for the girls’ prize in seventh place.

 

Ivan Sorby produced one of the rides of the night in the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes, outsprinting his ten breakaway rivals to pick up his maiden win of the series. Round ten winner Cian Howard was second and overall leader Cian Jackson third. Owen Collins, Orry Lund and first girl Sophie Smith made up the top six.

 

In the under-12 racing bikes Zac Walker went from the gun, leaving the rest of the field in his wake to fight over the minor placings. Ralf Holden won the charge for second ahead of Niall Colquitt, James Devereau, Tyler Annis and Kiera Prentice.

 

The riders in the U/14 and U/16 racing bikes put on a great show of aggressive racing. A leading bunch of eleven riders were in contention at the finish. Will Draper attacked in the closing stages and gained a small gap which he just managed to hold onto to the finish. Thomas Bostock was second and Adam Kelly third, with Will Corkill the top U/14 rider in tenth place and Amelia Sharpe the first girl in 11th position.

 

Full results here

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3rd July

* Conditions were unexpectedly good at the NSC last Tuesday night for round ten of the RL360 youth league. Fortunately, the heavy showers that were passing over the Island at the time completely missed Douglas and the 263 competitors were able to enjoy their racing with the sun on their backs.

 

In the novices race Jasper Whalley outsprinted Jack Monaghan to bag maximum points for the third week running and move into the top slot in the overall standings. Leading girl Charley Skillen was a solid third and Charlie Christian overcame Daniel Coates and Evie Lund in the tussle for fourth. Harry Tummon grabbed seventh ahead of James Cope and Lewis De Backer, with Daisy Teare overtaking Orry McSevney in the closing stages to round off the top ten.

 

Bouncing back from his defeat in the previous round, Finbar McSevney edged out main rival Carter Kneale to reclaim the number one position in the born 2011 and later age group. Bobby Kewley led fellow chasers Joel Prentice and Bobby Kerruish home for third, while first girl Abigail Cowell outran Macaulay Teare for sixth. Dylan Honeyman headed Charlie Dormer, Bernat Munoz-Fite and Poppy Clayton over the line for eighth, with newcomer Lenny Bumfrey an impressive 12th in a large field of 39 riders.

 

Brad Le Geyt had to work hard to fend off strong challenges from Conor Madsen-Mygdal and Stanley Kinnish on the way to taking the top honours in the born 2010 class. Harrison Skillan took fourth ahead of fellow pursuers Daniel Minay, Lula Kinnish, Ffinlo Thomas, Archie Mulholland and Illiam Thomas, while Hugh Thomas ousted Liam Blake in the rush to secure the final position on the top ten leader board.

 

In the born 2009 category regular top three finisher Tom Pickavance picked up his second win of the season, pipping top girl May-Saa Smith in the final dash for the chequered flag. Cameron Hounsell led Zach Jones home for third and Matthew Hooper beat Eddie Dillon, Ethan Edge and Harry Beattie in the scrap for fifth. Abi Clayton and Henry Dormer came in separately to claim ninth and tenth, with Max Masson-Whittaker defeating Florrie Thomas in the bunch sprint for 11th.

 

Alec Sorby, Freddie Griffin and Deaglan Blake escaped from a leading group of seven riders to secure the top three places in the born 2008 event. Joel Long got the verdict over Charlie Williams, George Kinnish and Fearne Bregazzi in the battle for fourth, with Bob Radcliffe spearheading a second group of chasers in for eighth. Tiana Kelly and Ella Darnill completed the top ten.

 

Cian Howard’s final burst of speed was too good for breakaway partners Orry Lund and Rio Kelly at the end of the born 2007 class. Charlie Scarffe got the better of Jordan Carter and James Kinrade in the dart for fourth, while Florence Griffin headed Jemma Quayle and Jess Pickavance home to take the girls’ prize in seventh spot.

 

The up-and-coming Nicola Quaye led travelling companions Owen Collins and Ivan Sorby around for two of the three laps in the born 2006 category. On the final circuit Collins and Sorby forged ahead to gain first and second respectively with Quaye just behind in a well-deserved third place. Samuel Devereau and Sophie Smith clipped off the front of the chasing bunch to snatch fourth and fifth, leaving Rebecca Cooil to outsprint Nathan Kinrade in the fight for sixth.

 

In the born 2005 and earlier grouping Jonty Bregazzi went from the gun and time trialled to victory. James Devereau pipped Nathan Slack and Tyler Annis in the gallop for second, with Blae Cain the best girl in fifth place.

 

Notching up his second success of the night, Cian Howard emerged victorious in the nine-strong sprint that determined the outcome of the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes four lapper. The previously unbeaten Cian Jackson was second closely followed by Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Orry Lund, Rio Kelly, Alec Sorby, Charlie Scarffe and Freddie Griffin. Lead girl Sophie Smith beat Nicola Quaye in the tussle for tenth.

 

Kiera Prentice, James Devereau and Tyler Annis made an early break in the under-12 racing bikes. Nathan Slack and James Scott eventually joined them and together they stayed clear to the finish where Annis grabbed the win ahead of Devereau, Prentice, Slack and Scott. Mairi Harrison, Jack Sowerby, Callum Salisbury and Harley Howland-Smith wrapped up the result sheet.

 

In the under 16’s race Thomas Bostock and Adam Kelly got away from a leading group of ten riders and worked hard to build up a gap that by the finish had stretched to half a lap. Bostock outsprinted Kelly for the win with Tosh Teare the strongest in the bunch charge for third. Will Corkill was the top U/14 rider in eighth place and Amelia Sharpe the first girl in ninth position. Matthew Cooil was too quick for Corrin Leeming, Tyler Hannay and James Harrison in the second chasing group sprint for 11th.

 

Full results here

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23rd June

* A total of 288 competitors turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round nine of the RL360 youth league. Conditions were near perfect except for a slight head wind along the finishing straight.

 

In the novices race Jasper Whalley outsprinted breakaway partner Lucas Wootton to notch up his third win of the series. Charlie Christian ousted Daniel Coates for third and Austin Baglow grabbed fifth ahead of Eli Dawson, Jack Monaghan and James Cope. Jackson Roberts was a lonely ninth and Tallulah Wilson led Daisy Teare, Evie Lund and Isla Mulholland over the line to take the girls’ prize in a very good tenth place. Holly Davies was the best of the newcomers in a respectable 30th position.

 

Carter Kneale powered away from the field for a fine maiden victory in the born 2011 & later age group, ending runner-up Finbar McSevney’s unbeaten run in the process. Charlie Dormer was a solid third and Bobby Kewley held off Bobby Kerruish in the battle for fourth. Abigail Cowell was the leading girl in sixth place and Joshua Moffitt won the ten-strong bunch gallop for seventh. Dylan Honeyman, Joel Prentice and Jacob Callister completed the top ten leader board.

 

Bagging maximum points for the fourth week in succession, Stanley Kinnish outgunned Brad Le Geyt and the ever improving Conor Madsen-Mygdal for the top slot in the born 2010 class. Kylan Murphy and best girl Lula Kinnish lost contact with the three frontrunners in the closing stages but stayed ahead of the chasers to claim fourth and fifth respectively. Daniel Minay got the better of Ffinlo Thomas in the dash for sixth and Liam Blake snatched eighth from travelling companions Archie Mulholland, Illiam Thomas, Hugh Osborn and Max Messenger.

 

Four riders contested the finish of the 2009 event with Eddie Dillon edging out Cameron Hounsell, Tom Pickavance and Zach Jones for the honours. First girl Abi Clayton was just behind in fifth place, while Jonah Kenny was too strong for May-Saa Smith and Harry Beattie in the rush for sixth. Ethan Edge was a safe ninth and Henry Dormer pipped Max Davies for tenth.

 

Alec Sorby dropped fellow escapee Freddie Griffin on the final lap to secure the victory in the born 2008 category. Deaglan Blake got past Charlie Williams and Joel Long on the final circuit to fill the remaining place on the podium, with Fearne Bregazzi heading Ryan Nelson and Edward Field in the scrap for sixth. Tiana Kelly and Ella Darnill came in separately to round off ten.

 

In the born 2007 three lapper Cian Howard strengthened his grip on the overall honours, outsprinting main rivals Orry Lund and Rio Kelly to take the win and preserve his unbeaten record. Charlie Scarffe was fourth and James Kinrade eased away from top girl Florence Griffin to nab fifth. Jemma Quayle was seventh and Jordan Carter maintained his position at the front of the chasing pack to claim eighth.

 

Bouncing back from the crash that put him out of the previous week’s race, Owen Collins overcame Ivan Sorby, Aaron Corfield and Nicola Quaye in the charge for the top slot in the born 2006 class. Samuel Devereau was fifth and Tom Caine kept the fast finishing Sophie Smith at bay for sixth.

 

Jonty Bregazzi overtook Dylan Sewell in the final few metres to pick up his fifth success in the born 2005 & earlier grouping. Nathan Slack was third and Ella Griffin the first girl home in seventh spot.

 

Cian Jackson continued his winning ways in the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes, outpacing Cian Howard, Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell, Owen Collins and Orry Lund in the lunge for the chequered flag. Alec Sorby was the top under 8 in seventh spot and Sophie Smith the first girl in 11th position.

 

In the under-12 racing bikes Zac Walker attacked from the gun and time trialled to the finish for another impressive solo win. Ralf Holden broke free from a chasing group of six riders to secure the runners-up spot, with the hard working Niall Colquitt getting the verdict over Tyler Annis, James Devereau , Cameron Dudley and lead girl Kiera Prentice in the dash for third.

 

A fast pace kept any meaningful breakaway attempts to a minimum in the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes. At one quarter distance a group of thirteen riders were circulating at the front of the race where they stayed to the finish. Thomas Bostock came out on top in the final gallop, closely followed by Will Draper and Adam Kelly in second and third positions. Tosh Teare, Max Walker and Ben Christian wrapped up the top six, while Amelia Sharpe picked up the girls’ honours in tenth spot.

 

Full results here

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17th June

* Resuming after a two week break for the TT, round eight of the RL360 youth league was held at the NSC last Tuesday night in ideal conditions. A total of 283 competitors signed-on for the eleven race programme.

 

The novices took to the track first with Jasper Whalley powering away from the field to record his second success of the season. Lucas Wootton was a solid second and Jacob Dawkins edged out Eli Dawson for third. Charlie Christian led Jackson Roberts and James Cope over the line for fifth, with Isla Mulholland outrunning Daisy Teare, Evie Lund and Finlo Larkham to take the girls’ prize in eighth spot. Holly Foster headed a five-strong chasing group home to round off the top twelve leader board.

 

Preserving his 100% record, Finbar McSevney scored another impressive solo victory in the born 2011 & later age group. Carter Kneale was a lonely second and Bobby Kerruish held off leading girl Abigail Cowell in the dash for the final place on the podium. Joel Prentice fifth closely followed by Charlie Dormer and Joshua Moffitt in sixth and seventh places. Macaulay Teare came in on his own to grab eighth and Dylan Honeyman outsprinted Bernat Munoz-Fite, Poppy Clayton and Jacob Callister for ninth.

 

Stanley Kinnish was too strong for breakaway partner Brad Le Geyt in the final dash for the top slot in the born 2010 race. Kylan Murphy and top girl Lula Kinnish lost contact with the leading duo on the final lap, trailing in separately for third and fourth respectively. Conor Madsen-Mygdal pipped Liam Blake and Archie Mulholland for fifth, with Harrison Skillan just behind in eighth spot. Max Messenger got the better of Amelie Geldart and Daniel Minay in the battle for ninth, while Ffinlo Thomas beat brother Illiam to the line for 12th.

 

A group of seven riders fought over the honours at the end of the born 2009 class with Cameron Hounsell just getting the verdict ahead of best girl May-Saa Smith. Tom Pickavance was third, Zach Jones fourth, Matthew Hooper fifth, Eddie Dillon sixth and Jake Jones seventh. Harry Beattie stayed clear of Jonah Kenny and Abi Clayton for eighth, while newcomer Ethan Edge did well to oust Henry Dormer in the tussle for 11th. Finn Collister was 13th and Max Davies took the bunch gallop for 14th.

 

Alec Sorby picked up maximum points for the fifth time in the born 2008 event, taking the chequered flag in front of fellow escapee Freddie Griffin. Joel Long was a good third and Fearne Bregazzi headed Deaglan Blake in for fourth. Charlie Williams won the group charge for sixth, with George Kinnish, Ryan Nelson, Edward Field and Bob Radcliffe completing the top ten.

 

Cian Howard rode away from Orry Lund and Charlie Scarffe to take the victory in the born 2007 category. Florence Griffin was an unchallenged fourth and Jordan Carter overtook James Kinrade in the closing stages to snatch fifth. Jemma Quayle won the scrap for seventh ahead of Jess Pickavance and Ed Coole.

 

In the born 2006 category eventual winner Ivan Sorby had to work hard to chase down an early attack that very nearly came off for runner-up Aaron Corfield who was caught with the finish line in sight. Samuel Devereau grabbed third and Tom Darnill held off first girl Sophie Smith in the rush for fourth. In the following born 2005 & earlier grouping Jonty Bregazzi outsprinted James Devereau, Frank Kinnish, Dylan Sewell, Nathan Slack and Tyler Annis for his fourth win of the series. Ellan Griffin picked up the girls’ award in seventh spot.

 

Cian Jackson spearheaded a group of seven riders over the line to secure the victory in the under-10 racing bikes. Cian Howard was second followed by Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell, Orry Lund and Alec Sorby, with Charlie Scarffe, Sophie Smith and Freddie Griffin coming in a few seconds later to wrap up the top ten.

 

Repeating the tactics that has brought him success in the previous rounds, Zac Walker went from the gun in the under-12 racing bikes and stayed clear to the finish. Chasers Ralph Holden and Niall Colquitt were second and third, while the ever improving James Devereau won the bunch gallop for fourth from Tyler Annis and  first girl Kiera Prentice.

 

In the under-16 racing bikes twelve riders managed to stay with the pace at the front of the race. At the finish it was Will Draper who took the win from Adam Kelly and series leader Thomas Bostock. The under-14 honours went to Will Corkill in ninth place, with Amelia Sharpe the first girl in 12th position.

 

Full results here

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26th May

* Conditions were near perfect at the NSC last Tuesday night for round seven of the RL360 youth cycling league. A total of 314 riders took part in the eleven race programme which was filmed by the BBC for inclusion in a North West Tonight feature on the Island.

 

In the novices class Jack Monaghan led Jasper Whalley over the line to notch up his third success of the series. Austin Baglow edged out Eli Dawson and Jackson Roberts for third, with Lucas Wootton pipping Evie Lund for sixth. Charlie Christian led Harry Tummon home for eighth and James Cope outgunned Lewis De Backer and Daisy Teare for the final place on the top ten leader board.

 

Finbar McSevney rode away from the field to maintain his 100% record in the born 2011 & later age group. Carter Kneale was a solid second and Bobby Kerruish ousted Macaulay Teare in the seven-strong group gallop for third. Top girl Abigail Cowell was fifth followed by Charlie Dormer, Joshua Moffitt, Joel Prentice and Erin Morgan.  Bernat Munoz-Fite spearheaded a second chasing group in to complete the top ten.

 

Laxey’s Stanley Kinnish was too quick for Brad Le Geyt in the final rush for the top honours in the born 2010 event. Kylan Murphy kept the fast finishing Lula Kinnish at bay to grab third and Conor Madsen-Mygdal held off Liam Blake and Dylan Bullock in the tussle for fifth. Harrison Skillan beat Ffinlo Thomas and Daniel Minay in the dash for eighth, while Archie Mulholland and Hugh Osborn stayed clear of the main chasing bunch to secure 11th and 12th respectively. Daniel Quine came out on top in the bunch dash for 13th.

 

In the born 2009 category Eddie Dillon escaped from a leading group of six riders to take the win. Tom Pickavance was a safe second and Cameron Hounsell had the edge on Jake Jones, Jonah Kenny and Zach Jones in the race for the final podium position. May-Saa Smith fended off a strong challenge from Abi Clayton to take the girls’ prize in seventh place and Max Davies overtook Henry Dormer in the closing stages to grab ninth. Matthew Hooper got the verdict over Florrie Thomes in the group gallop for 11th place.

 

Alec Sorby forged ahead of breakaway partners T.J.Teare and Freddie Griffin to bag maximum points for the fourth time in the born 2008 race. Deaglan Blake was a lonely fourth and Fearne Bregazzi snatched fifth in front of fellow chasers Charlie Williams, George Kinnish, Bob Radcliffe, Edward Field and Tiana Kelly. Ryan Nelson and Leon Murphy fronted a second wave of riders home to round off the top twelve.

 

Cian Howard rode clear of his four breakaway partners for an impressive solo victory in the born 2007 class. Orry Lund bagged second, with Charlie Scarffe, Jordan Carter and leading girl Florence Griffin just behind in third to fifth positions. James Kinrade overcame William Kennish, Jemma Quayle and Jess Pickavance in the fight for sixth.

 

Owen Collins outran Ivan Sorby, Aaron Corfield and Nicola Quaye to score maximum points in the born 2006 class. Tom Caine headed Samuel Devereau, Nathan Kinrade, Sophie Smith, Tom Darnill and Rebecca Cooil in the dash for fifth.

 

In the born 2005 and earlier grouping Jonty Bregazzi and Dylan Sewell clipped off the front of a group of six frontrunners to nab first and second respectively. Frank Kinnish got the better of Tyler Annis, Nathan Slack and James Devereau in the dart for third, with Emily Kinley taking the girls’ award in seventh slot.

 

A leading group of eight riders circulated together in the under-10 racing bikes. At the finish series leader Cian Jackson had the extra turn of speed to take the win ahead of Cian Howard and Owen Collins. Ivan Sorby, Orry Lund and Drystan Sewell wrapped up the top six, while Alec Sorby pipped Myles Le Geyt for the under-8 honours in seventh place. Sophie Smith was the best girl in 12th position.

 

Zac Walker and Ralf Holden went from the gun in the under-12 racing bikes and quickly built up a sizable gap. With three laps to go Walker attacked his travelling companion and powered away to the finish for another fine win. Holden held off the chasing pack for a well-deserved second place and Niall Colquitt was strongest in the bunch gallop for third. Cameron Dudley was fourth and Kieral Prentice the first girl in fifth place.

 

Four riders broke free on the sixth lap of the under-16’ event and were never seen again. Thomas Bostock, Adam Kelly, Will Draper and Max Walker tore up the track at high speed and never looked like being caught. Unfortunately, Walker punctured and after a quick wheel change re-joined the race in the chasing bunch. At the finish Bostock took the sprint from Kelly and Draper, with Tosh Teare ousting Walker and Ben Christian in the charge for fourth.  Will Corkill was the top under 14 rider in tenth spot and Amelia Sharpe the first girl in 11th position.

 

* Please note that there is no racing during TT Fortnight as the NSC is being transformed into a tented village. The next round of the league will be on Tuesday, 14th June.

 

Full results here

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13th May

* Despite the constant threat of rain, there was another large turnout of 327 competitors at an overcast NSC last Tuesday night for round five of the RL360 Youth League.

 

The novices enjoyed the best of the conditions with Jack Monaghan outsprinting Lucas Wootton and Jackson Roberts for his second successive victory. Leading girl Isabella Edwards pipped Jacob Dawkins and Daniel Coates in the dash for fourth, while the fast finishing Eli Dawson overtook Daisy Teare on the finishing straight to snatch seventh. Safiya Laagayed and James Cope rounded off the top ten.

 

Finbar McSevney rode away from the field to preserve his unbeaten record in the born 2011 & later age group. Bobby Kerruish was a safe second and Joel Prentice outran Macaulay Teare and Charlie Dormer in the race for third.  Joshua Moffitt headed Bobby Kewley, Jacob Callister and Poppy Clayton over the line for sixth, with Bernat Munoz-Fite beating Dylan Honeyman in the race for tenth. Abigail Cowell won the bunch gallop for 12th.

 

In the born 2010 class Stanley Kinnish got the better of fellow frontrunners Brad Le Geyt and the impressive Lula Kinnish to pick up his first win of the series. Kylan Murphy was a lonely fourth and Harrison Skillan edged out Dylan Bullock in the tussle for fifth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal slipped past Illiam Thomas to grab seventh and Ffinlo Thomas held off chasing bunch escapee Liam Blake to claim ninth. Hugh Osborn took the six-strong dart for 11th.

 

Eddie Dillon outgunned breakaway companions Tom Pickavance, Cameron Hounsell and Jake Jones in the sprint at the end of the 2009 event. Zach Jones trailed in for fifth, while Harry Beattie was too strong for top girl May-Saa Smith and Henry Dormer in the push for sixth. Jonah Kenny kept the fast closing Abi Clayton at bay to nab ninth and Charlie Clarkson led the group charge for 11th. Newcomer Alice Elkins did well to finish mid field (26th) on her debut.

 

Four riders got away at the start of the born 2008 race and stayed clear to the finish where Alec Sorby edged out T.J.Teare, Freddie Griffin and Deaglan Blake for the honours. A second quartet fought it out for fifth with Fearne Bregazzi getting the verdict over Charlie Williams, George Kinnish and Joel Long. Edward Field ousted Bob Radcliffe for ninth and Leon Murphy was quickest in the seven rider rush for 11th.

 

In a hotly contested finish to the born 2007 class Cian Howard just managed to keep out Orry Lund in the final lunge for the chequered flag. Rio Kelly, Jordan Carter and Florence Griffin were not far behind in third to fifth places respectively, with Charlie scarffe and James Kinrade holding onto to sixth and seventh after losing contact with the leaders on the last lap. Jemma Quayle was a lonely eighth and Jess Pickavance overcame Ed Coole in the fight for ninth.

 

Owen Collins and Ivan Sorby escaped from a thirteen strong leading group to fill the first and second steps on the born 2006 podium. Aaron Corfield inched in front of Nicola Quaye to grab third and Samuel Devereau maintained station throughout the race to secure fifth. Nathan Kinrade led the rest of the field home in sixth spot.

 

Jonty Bregazzi notched up his second success in the born 2005 & earlier group, speeding away from James Devereau, Frank Kinnish, Dylan Sewell and Nathan Slack in the closing stages to bag maximum points. Tyler Annis was sixth and James Scott had the edge on Emily Kinley, Callum Salisbury, and Ella Griffin in the battle for seventh.

 

A group of six riders got away in the under 10 racing bikes, with Cian Jackson winning the final sprint from Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Cian Howard, Drystan Sewell and Orry Lund. Alec Sorby was the top under-8 in seventh place and Sophie Smith the first girl in 11th position.

 

Following a game of cat and mouse on the final lap, Zac Walker outsprinted Ralf Holden and Niall Colquitt for the top honours in the U/12 racing bikes. James Devereau led the chasers home for fourth, with Kiera Prentice taking the girls’ prize in seventh place.

 

Thomas Bostock continued his winning ways in the under 16 racing bikes, proving to be too fast for the nine other riders in contention for the final sprint. Tosh Teare was second followed by Adam Kelly, Lucas Mudie, Ben Christian, Will Draper, Adam Scarffe, Max Walker and Will Corkill. The girls’ honours went to Amelia Sharpe in 11th place, while further down the field relative newcomers Dan Sowerby and Brayden Roche continue to show marked improvement in 16th and 17th positions.

 

Full results here

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6th May

* Compared to the wintry weather that forced the cancellation of the previous week’s racing, conditions were very good if a little cold for the 334 competitors who signed-on at the NSC last Tuesday night for round four of the RL360 youth league.

 

In the novices class Jack Monaghan rode away from the field for a clear win. Jasper Whalley held off Lucas Wootton in the dash for second, with Austin Baglow a solid fourth ahead of Jackson Roberts, who edged out Daniel Coates for fifth. Jacob Dawkins was a lonely seventh and Charley Skillen took the girls’ prize in a safe eighth spot. Billy Radcliffe and Max Wardle completed the top ten.

 

Finbar McSevney notched up his third straight win in the born 2011 and later age group, crossing the line with a sizable advantage over Bobby Kerruish and Bobby Kewley in second and third respectively. Joel Prentice ousted Macaulay Teare and Charlie Dormer in the tussle for fourth, while Joshua Moffitt kept the chasing bunch at bay to claim seventh. Leading girl Abigail Cowell came from behind to take the gallop for eighth ahead of Dylan Honeyman and Bernat Munoz-Fite.

 

Maintaining his unbeaten record, Brad Le Geyt went from the gun in the born 2010 race and was never challenged. Lula Kinnish clipped off the front of a chasing trio to grab second and Dylan Bullock held off Stanley Kinnish and Kylan Murphy in the fight for the final place on the podium. Harrison Skillan and Conor Madsen-Mygdal were sixth and seventh and Daniel Minay stayed clear of the fast finishing Liam Blake to secure eighth. Billy Kneen won the bunch sprint to round off the top ten.

 

Eddie Dillon pipped breakaway partner and round two winner Tom Pickavance for the honours in the born 2009 category. Cameron Hounsell outran Zach Jones in the battle for third, with Jake Jones coming in on his own for fifth. Harry Beattie overtook top girl May-Saa Smith in the closing stages to nab sixth and Abi Clayton kept Jonah Kenny, Max Masson-Whittaker and Florrie Thomas at bay to pick up eighth. Alex Hayes took the chasing group sprint for 12th.

 

In the born 2008 event Alec Sorby escaped from travelling companions T.J.Teare and Freddie Griffin to score maximum points for a second time. Fearne Bregazzi beat Joel Long and Deaglan Blake to the line for fourth, with Edward Field overcoming George Kinnish and Charlie Williams in the rush for seventh. Tiana Kelly spearheaded the six-strong group sprint for tenth.

 

Cian Howard inched ahead of Orry Lund to secure the victory in the born 2007 class. Rio Kelly and Jordan Carter lost contact with the two leaders on the final lap, trailing in separately for third and fourth respectively. Florence Griffin outpaced Charlie Scarffe for fifth and a tiring James Kinrade fended off Jemma Quayle and Jess Pickavance in the scrap for seventh. Thomas Monaghan rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

Owen Collins came off Ivan Sorby’s wheel to snatch the win in the born 2006 three lapper. Aaron Corfield just got the verdict over Nicola Quaye in the final spurt for third, while Samuel Devereau maintained station for a steady fifth. Rebecca Cooil claimed sixth in front of Sophie Smith and Tom Caine was the strongest in the bunch stampede  for eighth.

 

A powerful attack on the opening lap was enough to give Jonty Bregazzi success in the born 2005 & earlier grouping. Four riders were left behind to fight over the minor placings with James Devereau grabbing second, Frank Kinnish third and Nathan Slack fourth. Tyler Annis and James Scott wrapped up the top six, with Emily Kinley taking the girls’ award in seventh spot.

 

Six riders were in contention for the honours on the final lap of the under-10 racing bikes. Approaching the chequered flag Cian Jackson surged ahead to take the victory. Owen Collins and Cian Howard were a close second and third followed by Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell and Orry Lund. Myles Le Geyt was the first under-8 in seventh place and Sophie Smith the best girl in 11th slot.

 

In the under-12 racing bikes an early attack by Zac Walker was quickly neutralised by Ralf Holden and Niall Colquitt. After biding his time for a couple of laps, Walker went again with three laps to go and stayed clear to the finish. Holden got away from Colquitt in the closing stages to claim second, with Tyler Annis fronting Cameron Dudley, James Devereau, Kiera Prentice and Frank Kinnish across the line for fourth.

 

A large leading group of twenty riders was gradually whittled down to ten at the finish where Thomas Bostock took the sprint from Will Draper and Max Walker. Will Corkill was the best under-14 rider in ninth spot and Amelia Sharpe, who was the last rider to be dropped by the frontrunners, the top girl in 14th position.

 

Full Results here

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22nd April

* Clear blue skies and bright sunshine greeted the 352 competitors who turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round two of the RL360 youth league.

 

Newcomer Lucas Wootton led the field home in the novices class, taking the chequered flag with a sizable advantage over Harry Tummon who outsprinted Austin Baglow and Jackson Roberts for the runners-up spot. Kaylem Kinley was a solid fifth and Charley Skillen ousted Jack Monaghan and leading girl Reha Maher for sixth. Max Wardle and Jacob Dawkins completed the top ten.

 

In the born 2011 and later class Finbar McSevney edged out breakaway partner Carter Kneale for the victory, with Bobby Kewley grabbing the final spot on the podium ahead of fellow chasers Bobby Kerruish, Joel Prentice, Macaulay Teare and Charlie Dormer. Joshua Moffitt pipped Bernat Munoz-Fite for eighth and Abigail Cowell held off poppy Clayton to take the girls’ prize in tenth place. Dylan Honeyman came from behind to snatch 12th from Tommy Bass.

 

Brad Le Geyt went from the gun in the born 2010 age group and was never caught. Top girl Lula Kinnish kept her brother Stanley, Daniel Minay, Kylan Murphy and Harrison Skillan at bay to take second place, while Liam Blake outran Archie Mulholland, Billy Kneen and Amelie Geldart for seventh. Twins Illiam and Ffinlo Thomas finished together in 11th and 12th places.

 

Tom Pickavance won the six-strong gallop for the honours in the born 2009 category. Cameron Hounsell was second closely followed by Zack Jones, Eddie Dillon, Jake Jones and best girl May-Saa Smith in third to sixth respectively. Abi Clayton got the better of Harry Beattie in the tussle for seventh and Henry Dormer managed to stay clear of a chasing group of five riders to claim ninth. Sean Crone pipped Florrie Thomas in the charge for tenth.

 

Peel’s T.J.Teare overtook Alec Sorby and Freddie Griffin on the finish straight to grab maximum points in the born 2008 race. Charlie Williams beat Fearne Bregazzi and George Kinnish in rush for fourth, with Edward Field winning the main bunch gallop for seventh. Deaglan Blake, Joel Long and Ryan Nelson rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

In the born 2007 event Cian Howard got the verdict in a tight sprint with co-escapee Orry Lund, grabbing the honours by the narrowest of margins. The fast finishing Florence Griffin progressed through the field to claim third in front of Rio Kelly, James Kinrade, Jordan Carter and Charlie Scarffe. Jemma Quayle and Jess Pickavance trailed in separately for eighth and ninth, while Thomas Monaghan had the upper hand on Ben Davies in the battle for tenth.

 

Ivan Sorby was too strong for Owen Collins, Aaron Corfield, Nicola Quaye and Samual Devereau in the final surge for the line in the born 2006 class. Tom Caine was a lonely sixth and the ever improving Sophie Smith came out on top in the nine rider dart for seventh.

 

James Devereau got the better of Frank Kinnish, Nathan Slack and Dylan Sewell in the scrap for the number one slot in the born 2005 and earlier grouping. James Scott overcame Emily Kinley, Callum Salisbury and Ella Griffin in the sprint for fifth, with Sam Cunningham passing and pulling away from Joshua Dudley to secure ninth.

 

In the under 10 racing bikes Cian Jackson spearheaded a seven strong leading group over the line to notch up his second victory of the series. Owen Collins was second and Ivan Sorby third. Myles Le Geyt was first under 8 rider home in seventh spot and Sophie Smith the top girl in 12th position.

 

Repeating the tactics that brought him success in round one, Zac Walker attacked in the early stages of the under 12 racing bikes and was never seen again. Ralf Holden chased hard but in the end had to settle for the runners-up spot. Cameron Dudley and Niall Colquitt clipped off the front of the chasing pack to grab third and fourth, with James Devereau surging ahead of Frank Kinnish and Kiera Prentice in the gallop for fifth.

 

The under 16 racing bikes twenty lapper was run at a fast and furious pace. A group of ten riders stayed together to the finish where Thomas Bostock took the sprint ahead of Ben Christian, Adam Scarffe, Max Walker, Tosh Teare, Will Draper, Adam Kelly, Harry Cain, Will Corkill and Lucas Mudie. The girls’ honours went to Amelia Sharpe in 13th position.

 

Full results here

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15th April

* There was a large turnout of 305 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for the opening round of the 2016 RL360 Youth Cycling League, staged in heavily overcast but dry conditions.

 

The novices’ one lap race got the proceedings underway, with Jasper Whalley edging out leading girl Reha Maher for the win. Isabella Edwards led Charley Skillen, Isabella Coulson, Jack Monaghan and Harry Tummon home for third, while Henry Kinrade came from behind to snatch eighth from Daniel Coates. The fast finishing Patrick Jones completed the top ten.

 

In the born 2011 & later class Finbar McSevney, Carter Kneale and Bobby Kerruish escaped from the pack to claim the top three places on the podium. Charlie Dormer ousted Jay Jay Plowman for fourth and Joshua Moffitt won the bunch gallop for sixth. Bernat Munoz-Fite, Bobby Kewley, Joel Prentice and first girl Tara Nelson rounded off the top ten leader board.

 

Brad Le Geyt got the better of Harrison Skillan, Daniel Minay and Dylan Bullock in the battle for the top slot in the born 2010 event. Kylan Murphy was a solid fifth and top girl Lula Kinnish overtook Conor Madsen-Mygdal on the last lap to claim sixth. Archie Mulholland grabbed eighth ahead of chasers Liam Blake and Taylor Moore, with Elizabeth Christian beating Illiam Thomas to the line for 11th.

 

Castletown’s Eddie Dillon pipped breakaway partner Tom Pickavance in the dash for maximum points in the born 2009 category. Cameron Hounsell managed to hold off Jake Jones in the tussle for third and best girl May-Saa Smith was too quick for Harry Beattie and Abi Clayton in the fight for fifth. Sean Crone, Henry Dormer and Florrie Thomas trailed in separately to secure eighth, ninth and tenth respectively, while Jonah Kenny and Hugo Howland-Smith kept the main bunch at bay to wrap up the top twelve.

 

In the born 2008 age group Alec Sorby, T.J.Teare and Freddie Griffin rode clear of a leading group of eight riders to bag the top three positions. Fearne Bregazzi seized fourth ahead of fellow chasers Charlie Williams, George Kinnish, Deaglan Blake and Ryan Nelson, with Ella Darnill outrunning Bob Radcliffe for ninth. Jonty Shimmin and Ryan Batty broke free from the main group to secure 11th and 12th a short distance in front of their lone pursuer Lewis Quirk who was lonely 13th. Tiana Kelly beat Leon Murphy, Rhianna Kinley and Harvey Barrow in the gallop for 14th.

 

Cian Howard and Orry Lund went from the gun in the born 2007 race and stayed clear to the finish where Howard got the verdict in the final sprint. Rio Kelly circulated on his own for fourth and Jordan Carter had the edge on Florence Griffin and Charlie Scarffe in the battle for fourth.

 

Leaving the rest of the field in their wheel tracks, Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby and Nicola Quaye slipped away at the start of the born 2006 class and were never caught, finishing in that order. Samual Devereau was a safe fourth and Tom Caine kept Rebecca Cooil at bay for fifth. Tom Darnill clipped off the front of the chasers to pick up seventh, with Sophie Smith heading the scrap for sixth.

 

Nathan Slack outsprinted fellow escapee Dylan Sewell to win the 2005 & earlier grouping. Tyler Annis outgunned Frank Kinnish, Aaron Corfield and James Scott in the rush for third, with seventh placed Ella Griffin easing out Chloe Dillon for the girl’s prize.

 

Six riders were in with a chance of winning the combined under 8 & under 10 racing bikes. In the final stages Cian Jackson surged ahead to take the victory from Owen Collins, Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell, Orry Lund and Cian Howard. T.J.Teare was too strong for Alec Sorby and Charlie Scarffe in the push for seventh, with Rio Kelly spearheading the rest of the field across the line for tenth. Rebecca Cooil was the first girl in 12th place.

 

Zac Walker produced one of the rides of the night in the U/12 racing bikes, attacking from the gun and soloing to an emphatic victory. Ralf Holden went off in pursuit but was unable to make any inroads into Walker’s lead, crossing the line nearly half in arrears. Cameron Dudley came through in the sprint to grab third ahead of Tyler Annis, Niall Colquitt, James Devereau and Frank Kinnish, while Kiera Prentice beat Mairi Harrison, Callum Salisbury and Jack Sowerby to the line for eighth.

 

The U/14 & U/16 racing bikes event was run at an average speed of more than 27 m.p.h. The hot pace gradually thinned out the eleven strong leading group, leaving a select band of nine riders to fight over the honours. On the final lap U/14 rider Will Corkill made a valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to get away. In the end it was Thomas Bostock who took the victory from Will Draper and Ben Christian, with Corkill the best U/14 in eighth spot. Amelia Sharpe, Ellen Barker and Shellan Leeming were the top three girls in 11th, 21st and 22nd places respectively.

 

Full results here

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22nd March

* More than 100 entries have already been received for the RL360 Tuesday night youth league at the NSC which starts with a “come and try it” night on April 5th.

 

* Entry forms for this season’s Canada Life sponsored 10 mile time trial league can now be downloaded from the Manx Viking Wheelers website.

 

* Team RL360 riders filled six of the top ten places in last Sunday’s (20th March) handicap road race staged by the Manx Viking Wheelers on the Bride circuit. Max Walker was 2nd, Adam Scarffe 3rd, Ben Christian 4th, Thomas Bostock 6th, Adam Kelly 8th and Tosh Teare 10th. The promoting club’s Robin Garry was the winner.

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14th February

* A total of twenty Team RL360 riders travelled to South Wales last week for another two days of intensive track training at the Newport velodrome. Top British Cycling coaches Garrie Tillett and Courtney Rowe ran the sessions which covered all the skills required for racing “on the boards”. Aaron Lund, Corrin and Shellan Leeming were the latest RL360 members to gain the accreditation required to enter track events. The club’s next trip to the velodrome will be in October.

 

* The club will be represented by more than twenty riders in the opening round of the Dolan Youth Series at Southport on March 12th.

 

* With the half-term skiing holiday exodus in full swing, numbers were slightly down for last Thursday night’s turbo training session in the Braaid Hall. British Cycling coach Laura Wasley took the session and she worked the riders hard in a series of sprint and hill climb intervals.   

 

* Dear All - We are busy behind the scenes trying to get everything prepared for the Youth Tour which this year has been particularly challenging in terms of the logistics required to put the races on in a safe way for the riders. We are, as ever going to need a lot of marshals to assist us.  We would therefore be extremely grateful if you could possibly spare some time to assist. The stages required are as follows:

Saturday 30th April 2016 - Peel (8am - 12:30) - 28 required.

Saturday 30th April 2016 - Ellerslie (13:15 - 17:30) - 16 required.
Sunday 1st May 2016 - Bride (8am - 12:30) - 30 required.
We are aware that there have been a lot of requests for help for the various events being held this year, these requests however really are essential to organisers being able to put on safe racing on the Isle of Man.  This is an opportunity for you to give something back to the sport without sacrificing your own racing!! If you are able to help, please email us on iomyt@hotmail.co.uk . Many thanks, Erica & Emma.

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7th February

* The national final of this year’s GHS youth 10 mile time trial championship is being staged in Dunnington, Warwickshire on Saturday, 10th September. The Isle of Man’s qualifying heat is on Wednesday, 15th June.

 

* If you haven’t already done so, checkout the cycling photos (past and present) that are appearing on Dot’s face book page.

 

* There was another good turnout at the Braaid last Thursday night (4th Feb) for the tenth of the club’s weekly turbo training sessions. Multi British champion and Tour de France Feminin stage winner Marie Morgan (Purvis) put the riders through their paces in a tough sprint-based programme. The sessions start at 6.30pm and last for approximately one hour.

 

* Don’t forget that entries to this year’s Isle of Man Youth Tour on May 29th – June 1st close on February 14th. Enter on the British Cycling website and make sure that your racing licence has been renewed.

 

* The RL360 Youth League at the NSC gets underway with a “come & try it” night on Tuesday, 5th April.

 

* The rider’s who will be representing the club in the Scottish Youth Tour (for youth A boys & youth A & B girls) on April 2nd- 4th are Adam Kelly, Will Draper, Thomas Bostock, Tosh Teare, Ben Christian, Adam Scarffe, Lucas Mudie, Harry Cain and Amelia Sharpe.

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1st February

* Last Saturday’s annual concert in Marown School raised a fantastic total of £1,683.38p for club funds. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the event. A representative from IOM Newspapers was there, so watch out for the report and photos in the local press.

 

* On the club’s recommendation, three more RL360 riders have been added to the Manx contingent in British Cycling’s Regional School of Racing programme. Ben Christian, Adam Scarffe and Max Walker will join Adam Kelly, Tosh Teare, Will Draper and Amelia Sharpe in future RSR sessions.

 

* Canada Life have made a generous donation to the club to help with the cost of travelling to the three rounds of the Dolan Youth Series in Southport.

 

* British Cycling’s RSR coach Ben Greenwood is hoping to come to the Island for the IOM Youth Tour.

 

* This coming weekend the club will be taking a large group of 20 riders to South Wales for two days of track coaching at the Newport velodrome. Welsh 2015 coach of the year Garrie Tillett will be taking the sessions, which add up to 13 hours of priceless track time.

 

* The club’s turbo training nights in the Braaid Hall continue up to the end of March. The sessions start at 6.30pm and last for approximately one hour.

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25th January

* Team RL360 riders Adam Kelly, Thomas Bostock and Amelia Sharpe attended British Cycling’s Regional School of Racing in the Manchester velodrome on Saturday, 16th January. The session concentrated on the skills required to compete successfully in an elimination race. The next RSR on 6th February will cover madison racing.

 

* While they were in Manchester for the RSR Adam, Thomas and Amelia took the opportunity to race in the Friday night first division track league. All three rode well with Adam and Thomas getting in amongst the points in four of the events. Thomas was second in the elimination race and third in the 20 lap scratch, the unknown distance and the 1km scratch, while Adam was fourth in the 20 lap scratch, the elimination race and the unknown distance.

 

* Entries for the IOM Youth Tour on April 29th – May 1st are now open on the British Cycling website. Go to the events calendar on the road racing page, scroll down to April 29th and enter on-line. All categories are catered for.

 

* The club’s turbo training nights in the Braaid hall continue to be very well supported. The sessions are held every Thursday night, starting at 6.30pm and lasting for approximately one hour.

 

* The club will be taking around 20 riders to Wales on February 8-9th for two days of track coaching in the Newport velodrome. Welsh 2015 coach of the year Garrie Tillett will be running the sessions.

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11th January

* A total of 31 Team RL360 members packed into the Braaid Hall last Thursday evening (Jan 7th) for the sixth of the club’s popular turbo training sessions. Former British Cycling Talent Team member Elliott Moore put the riders through their paces in a series of sprint and hill climb exercises. The sessions are held every Thursday night, starting at 6.30pm.

 

* Don’t forget that all British Cycling racing licences expired on 31st December 2015 and now need to be renewed for the 2016 season.

 

* Despite the very wet and windy conditions, more than 100 team members, family and friends turned out for the club’s Family Fun Ride along the disused Douglas to Peel railway line.

 

* The Youth Tour of Scotland is being held on 1st to 4th April. The event is a team competition for youth A boys and youth A & B girls. The club is hoping to enter three teams.

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22nd December

* The Braaid Hall was packed last Thursday night (Dec 17th) for the fifth of the club’s 2015/16 turbo training sessions. British Cycling coach Laura Wasley put the riders through their paces in a strenuous sprint based programme. Please note that there will be no sessions on 24th and 31st December (Christmas and New Year’s Eves). The training resumes on Thursday, 7th January.

 

* A total of £200 was raised at last June’s Alex Forrest charity 2-up 10 mile time trial. Alex’s widow Jean has asked that the money be donated to the Hyperbaric Chamber.

 

* Spaces for the club’s track coaching trip to the Newport velodrome on February 8th-9th are filling up fast. If you intend to go but still haven’t put your name down contact dottilbury@manx.net asap.

 

* Tickets for the club’s annual fundraising concert in Marown School on Saturday, 30th January are now available from Dot on 480636. The cost, including supper, is just £7.50p. The event is always a sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

* The club’s Family Fun Ride to St Johns along the Douglas to Peel disused railway line is being held on Sunday, 3rd January, signing-on at Quarterbridge at 9.30am for a 10.00am start. Younger riders can join the ride at Crosby from 10.30am. Refreshments and a prize presentation will be held in the St Johns Football Clubhouse after the event. Please let Dot know if you are coming for catering numbers.

 

* Adam Kelly, Thomas Bostock, Amelia Sharpe and Tosh Teare attended British Cycling’s Regional School of Racing at the Manchester velodrome on November 21st. Topics covered included match sprinting, track standing, roller skills, gap management, bike position, anti-doping and bike maintenance. The day before Adam, Thomas and Amelia competed with considerable success in the Friday night 1st Division Track League at the velodrome. Thomas won the 25 lap points race and was second in both the 1km scratch and unknown distance races, while Adam scored a fourth in the 1km scratch and a brace of thirds in the 20 lap scratch and 25 lap points races. Making her debut in the league, Amelia did well tp pick up several top seven finishes.

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13th December

* Names are now being taken for the club’s next track coaching trip to the Newport velodrome on February 8-9th. Thirteen hours of track time have been booked.

* The club’s annual fundraising concert in Marown School is being held on Saturday, January 30th. More deatails to follow.

* More than 40 riders have been making use of the club’s popular Thursday night turbo training sessions in the Braaid Hall. The action starts at 6.30pm and last for approximately one hour.

* Copies of the club’s 2016 off-island race programme are now available from dottilbury@manx.net. Over twenty events have been pencilled in.

* A big thankyou to Anna and Mark Christian for the kit, much of it brand new, they donated to club members.

 

 

* Team RL360’s Youth Cycling League annual prize presentation was held in the Villa Marina recently.

Angela Gregory and Helen Withers from RL360 handed out the medals and prizes to all the competitors, with guest of honour Mark Christian of Team Wiggins on hand to present the special award winners with their trophies.

A total of 614 riders participated in the 2015 series, with an average of 293 turning out for the 16 rounds completed. The overall class winners were named as Abigail Cowell, Joel Prentice, Lula Kinnish, Brad Le Geyt, Abi Clayton, Eddie Dillon, Fearne Bregazzi (2 classes), Alec Sorby, Florence Griffin, Cian Howard (2 classes), Nicola Quaye, Owen Collins, Mairi Harrison (2 classes), Tyler Annis, Kiera Prentice (2 classes), James Devereau, Shellan Leeming, Tyler Hannay (2 classes), Niall Colquitt, Amelia Sharpe, Tosh Teare, Eleanor Davies and Conor Davies.

Once the main presentation was completed the special award winners were announced.

Cian Howard received the Peter Buckley Cup as the most promising rider in the younger age groups, while Harry Cain picked up the Steve Hislop Cup for the most improved rider.

Conor Davies collected the James Berry Memorial Trophy as RL360’s under 16’s champion, presented on the night by James’ brother Matthew. He was also awarded the coveted Alex Forrest Cup for the many excellent performances he produced during the season.

Tosh Teare gained the £150 George Wilson bursary and under 14 girls’ champion Amelia Sharpe received the Marie Noon Plaque for the impressive string of results she recorded both on and off the Island, performances that also earned her the £500 bursary presented annually by the Quayle family in memory of the late Stuart Quayle.

Finally, Eleanor Davies, Tara Ferguson, Conor Davies and Will Draper, who were all selected to represent the NW Region in the Inter-Regional Road Champs, were the inaugural recipients of RL360’s newly introduced £1,000 Achievement award.

All the photos taken at the presentation are available for viewing and purchase at Morrison Photos Ltd., 3 Tynwald Street, Douglas.

 

* Final overall positions here