YOUNG cyclists from Warrington-based cycling club North Cheshire Clarion have excelled in this year’s North West Youth League races.
The league, which ran throughout the summer and attracted competitors from across the North West, incorporated three circuit (road) races and three off-road races in mountain biking, cyclocross and cycle speedway, to challenge riders’ skills across different cycling disciplines.
Twelve of North Cheshire Clarion’s youth section, between the ages of six and 14, took part in the league with some phenomenal results and a glut of podium places.
The club enjoyed two silver medal positions for nine-year old Lottie Kilroy in the under-10 girls and 11-year old Seb Grindley in the under-12 boys. There were also three bronze medal winners. Firstly the club’s youngest racer, six-year old Frank White won bronze in the under-8 boys. 12-year old Hannah McClorey and 14-year old Lachlan Hacker took bronze in the under-12 girls and under-14 boys league respectively.
Club coach Elaine Kilroy, who recently qualified as a British Cycling Level 2 coach, said: “This year has been a fabulous league, with so many of our riders taking part in racing and some great achievements. We’re extremely proud of all our riders and their achievements.”