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Youth News: Wicklow Biking Blitz

Categories: Racing,Underage

While many of Brays Road cyclists were put off by the weather looking out the window this morning, our youth section headed for Ballinastoe woods and the first round of the Biking Blitz Series.

We had riders representing us in every category from U6 to U14

There was fantastic performances by all our riders in what were very testing, cold, windy conditions. Jacob got racing off to a start in the U6 category. Ably followed by Alex and Freddie in the U8’s. Finn, Mikel and Faith Robinson in the U10’s the two Sams in the U12’s and Adam, Ethan, Sean and Aaron in U14.

Alex and Freddie illustrated their incredible off road skills. Faith and Finn both made the podium in the U10 race and Mikel also put in a very courageous performance what was his first ever race. As the snow buffeted the race village the U12 riders set off with both Sams riding well enough to get into the Top 5. As it the conditions worsened into blizzard our U14 riders excelled on the tough climbs and singletrack. Aaron tackling it all on a fat bike.

Huge congratulations to all our riders. It’s fantastic watching them develop into very competent bike riders. I hope we can catch up at our next spin in two weeks time.

Seán, Ethan and Adam

Sam getting his lean on, head up, looking down the trail like a pro!

Alex powering out of a tight turn

Freddie. Fast Freddie. Too fast to photo!

Faith attacking on her way to the podium in the U10’s