SIX young cyclists from the Mid Devon Cycling Club participated in the National Youth Circuit Series at Redbridge Cycle Circuit in Essex – also known as Hog Hill – for the second round of the National Series.

In the under-14 category, Matt Holmes put in another impressive performance, finishing 19th. Lauren Fox, in her first year in under-14s, also had a strong race, securing a third place finish and solidifying her position as the second ranked rider in the country.

In the under-16s, Edward Fraile-Whysall crossed the finish line first, coming in 14th in the main group. Henry Cadwallader crashed out, Dextor Townsend suffered a puncture and Jacob Start fell ill. Start dropped to a smaller group and finished 70th. 

Elsewhere, two cyclists participated in the Cadence Junior National round in Wales on Sunday.

Despite numerous crashes during the race, George Watch finished with the main group. On the other hand, Ben Meek got caught up in three separate crashes but managed to stay on his bike, eventually catching back up to a group and crossing the finish line in 30th.

The club has initiated a gravel cycling group that gathers twice a month to ride on the scenic local routes. This group's presence was evident in the annual Haldon Heroic.

Despite the challenging terrain, the group had a strong turnout, showcasing impressive performances from Clare Capper, who placed fourth in V40, Shaun Davey, who secured second place in the senior category, James Williams, who came in second place in V40 and Forbes Pryde, who finished third in V60.