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16th August

* There was another good turnout of exactly 200 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 17 of the RL360 Youth League.

Bella Quaye got the evening's packed programme off to a flying start with another decisive solo victory in the born 2013 & later age group. Jackson Roberts was a safe second and Daisy Teare outran Ewan McCubbin, Bobby Quaye and Austin Baglow in the tussle for the final place on the podium. Jasper Anderson grabbed seventh ahead of fellow chasers Callen Quaye, Finlo Mitchell, Ciaran Grimshaw and Finlo Craine.

In the novices class Holly Beattie rode away from the field to bag maximum points for the second week running. Charlotte Ashall was unchallenged in second place and relative newcomer Austyn Skillicorn pipped Oliver Ford for third. Jenson Baglow and Xara Quinn trailed in separately for fifth and sixth, with Kilian Reynolds leading the charge for seventh in front of Heidi Kelly, Charlie Pye, Brody Nicol and Steven Kennaugh.

Cementing his position at the top of the overall standings, Cameron Eyres went from the gun in the born 2012 event and was never caught. Poppy Clayton ousted Henry Kinrade in the dash for the runners-up spot and Aedan Le Roux had the edge on Archie Kaighin, Kieran Binns, Oscar Maddrell and Corrie Brogan in the fight for fourth. Ryan Cartwright and Dorothy Hampton rounded off the top ten leader board.

In the born 2011 race Jacob Wilson caught and passed early leader Abigail Cowell on the final lap to record his fourth win of the series. Cowell hung onto second and Alex McCullagh kept the fast finishing Bobby Kerruish at bay for third. Toby Costain came from behind to snatch fifth from Josie Quirk, with Macaulay Teare and Bobby Davenport just behind in seventh and eighth places. Nathan Nevaril was a secure ninth and Leo Gray led Joshua Moffitt over the line in the group gallop for tenth.

Liam Blake outpaced breakaway partner Brad Le Geyt in the battle for the top slot in the born 2010 category. Conor Madsen-Mygdal clipped off the front of the chasing pack to claim third ahead of Archie Mulholland and Harrison Skillan, who could not be separated in the sprint for fourth. Thomas Hutchinson, Daniel Minay and Finlay Parsons were closely packed in sixth to eighth places, while Max Messenger maintained station in ninth position. Owen Kinrade shaded leading girl Florence Heselton in the scrap for tenth.

Biding her time on Cameron Hounsell's wheel, May-Saa Smith attacked her fellow frontrunner in the closing stages of the born 2009 class and powered away to victory. Matthew Hooper was third in a reduced field of just seven riders.

A seven-strong group circulated together at the head of the born 2008 three lapper. At the finish it was Deaglan Blake who proved to be the quickest in the dart for the chequered flag. Freddie Griffin and Alec Sorby were second and third closely followed by T.J.Teare, Charlie Williams, Leon Murphy and Lewis Quirk. The first girl home was Tiana Kelly in eighth spot.

In the hotly contested born 2007 & earlier grouping Cian Howard got the verdict over Oscar Gaylor in the final sprint. Orry Lund, James Kinrade, Eamon McKiernan and leading girl Nicola Quaye completed the top six.

Notching up his second win of the night, Deaglan Blake eased away from travelling companions Charlie Williams and Freddie Griffin to top the result sheet in the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Series leader Alec Sorby was a solid fourth and May-Saa Smith headed the chasers home to take the girls' prize in fifth place. The under-8 honours went to Brad Le Geyt in seventh place.

Cian Howard narrowly beat arch rival Oscar Gaylor in the bunch gallop for the number one slot in the under-12 racing bikes. Ivan Sorby was third a short distance ahead of Sophie Smith, Nicola Quaye, Orry Lund and Rio Kelly. An all-girl group containing Mairi Harrison, Jess Pickavance, Ella Griffin and Florence Griffin were next to finish in eighth to 11th places respectively.

With the light starting to fade, the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes was reduced to twenty laps. After a fast and furious start, which never let up, only four riders were left at the head of the race to contest the final sprint, which Will Corkill by the narrowest of margins from James Harrison, Aaron Lund and Jack Christian. Ramsey's Tyler Hannay was fifth and Ralf Holden edged Zac Walker for the under-14 award in sixth spot. Matthew Black, Tyler Annis and Nick Kissack wrapped up the top ten.

Full results here

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14th August

* Considering that the holiday season is now in full swing, there was another good turnout of 217 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 16 of the RL360 youth league.

In the born 2013 & later age group Bella Quaye rode away from the field to pick up her tenth win of the series and in the process seal the overall honours. Euan Kinnish and David Leece came in separately to claim second and third respectively, with Daisy Teare leading Austin Baglow, Tobyn Speight and India Smith over the line for fourth. Finlo Mitchell was a lonely eighth and Ciaran Grimshaw outran Jasper Anderson, Brody Burdon and Liam Lonergan in the tussle for ninth.

Hollie Beattie went from the gun in the novices class, taking the chequered flag well clear of Charlotte Ashall in second place. Oliver Ford ousted Heidi Kelly for third and Jenson Baglow held off chasers Claudia Hoch, Steven Kennaugh and Brody Nicol in the dash for fifth. Leon Askin was ninth and Kilian Reynolds had the edge on Annabelle Harrison in the race for tenth.

Grenaby’s Tommy Bass eased ahead of breakaway partner Cameron Eyres on the finishing straight to grab his fifth win in the born 2012 category. Poppy Clayton pipped Archie Kaighin for third and Henry Kinrade shaded Kieran Binns for fifth. Corrie Brogan headed Oliver Kennington in the sprint for seventh, with Charlie Christian and Tommie Quayle just behind in ninth and tenth places.

Bernat Munoz-Fite attacked fellow frontrunners Jacob Wilson and Finbar McSevney on the final lap of the born 2011 event and soloed to victory. Bobby Kewley was a solid fourth and Sam  Wolstencroft kept Bobby Kerruish at bay for fifth. Dylan Honeyman slipped away from the main bunch to gain seventh and Toby Costain spearheaded Bobby Davenport and Macaulay Teare in the gallop for eighth. Erin Morgan was the leading girl in 14th spot.

In the born 2010 race Kylan Murphy surged ahead of travelling companions Lula Kinnish and Brad Le Geyt to record his 13th success of the season. Conor Madsen-Mygdal outsprinted Harrison Skillan and Hugh Osborn for fourth, with Daniel Minay overtaking Archie Mulholland in the closing stages to snatch seventh. Finlay Parsons and Alfie Kinrade completed the top ten.

Continuing his recent run of good form, Zach Jones overcame a strong challenge from Abi Clayton to register his second successive victory in the born 2009 class. Alfie Mathieson-Nelson got the better of Tom Pickavance and May-Saa Smith in the tussle for the final podium position, while Cameron Hounsell had the speed to beat Harry Beattie and Graihagh Morgan in the struggle for sixth.

Alec Sorby outgunned Freddie Griffin and T.J.Teare in the dart for the top slot in the depleted born 2008 three lapper. Lewis Quirk, George Kinnish and Leon Murphy wrapped up the top six, with top girl Tiana Kelly just behind in seventh position.

In the born 2007 & earlier grouping Oscar Gaylor clipped off the front of a leading group of six riders and time trialled to victory.  Orry Lund was second closely followed by Eamon McKiernan, James Kinrade and best girl Nicola Quaye.

The under-8 and under-10 racing bikes only came to life on the last lap when Alec Sorby attacked and powered away to victory. Myles Le Geyt and T.J.Teare finished second and third a short distance ahead of a trio of chasers consisting of Freddie Griffin, May-Saa Smith and first under-8 rider Kylan Murphy. The main chasing group was led in by Alfie Mathieson-Nelson in seventh spot.

Oscar Gaylor and Ivan Sorby got away together early on in the under-12 racing bikes and stayed at the head of affairs to the finish where Gaylor got the verdict in a very close sprint. Six riders went after the leading duo but, despite a very determined chase, were unable to breach the gap. Orry Lund took the gallop for third from Nicola Quaye, Owen Collins, Rio Kelly and Mairi Harrison, with Charlie Scarffe was the best of the rest in eighth position.

Celebrating his birthday in fine style, James Harrison won the under-16 racing bikes in a nine-strong sprint finish. Aaron Lund  and Tyler Hannay were second and third followed by Will Corkill, Matthew Cooil, Zac Walker, Corrin Leeming, Ralf Holden and Jack Christian in fourth to ninth places. The race was animated from the start with many attacks. The younger under-14 and less experienced riders like Tyler Annis, Nick Kissack, Callum Salisbury and James Scott did well to stay with the “big boys” for a good part of the race, eventually losing contact to finish 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th respectively.  Shellan Leeming took the girls’ prize in 14th place.

Full results here

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2nd August

* Despite a very overcast sky, conditions remained dry for the 219 competitors who turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 15 of the RL360 youth cycling league.

For the third week in succession Bella Quaye rode away from the field to secure another impressive solo victory in the born 2013 & later age group. Jackson Roberts overcame Eli Dawson and Euan Kinnish in the scrap for second, with Harry Kinrade just behind in fifth spot. David Leece outran Austin Baglow and Bobby Quaye in the dash for sixth, while Daisy Teare held off Ciaran Grimshaw and Isla Mulholland in the tussle for ninth. Layton Kelly led India Smith and Jasper Cain in to round off the top twelve leader board.

In the novices class Charlotte Ashall picked up her fourth win of the series, crossing the line well clear of Holly Beattie and Oliver Ford in second and third places respectively. Austyn Skillicorn was a solid fourth and Jenson Baglow kept Heidi Kelly and impressive newcomer Easton Winning at bay for fifth. Steven Kennaugh and Finlo Hoskisson finished separately in eighth and ninth places, with Genevieve Cox taking the group sprint for tenth.

Cameron Eyres eased ahead of George Hampton on the finishing straight to bag maximum points for the ninth time in the born 2012 category. Poppy Clayton was a safe third and Henry Kinrade had the edge on Archie Kaighin, Kieran Binns and Oscar Maddrell in the rush for fourth. Oliver Kennington pipped Charlie Staley for eighth and Charlie Christian stayed clear of chasers Mason Yewdall and Finley Quirk to claim tenth.

Douglas girl Abigail Cowell powered away from breakaway companions Finbar McSevney, Alex McCullagh and Bernat Munoz-Fite to record her maiden victory in the born 2011 race. Jacob Wilson was a lonely fifth and Toby Costain was too quick for Bobby Kewley, Bobby Davenport and Dylan Honeyman in the tussle for sixth. Charlie Dormer edged Zach Cox for tenth.

Kylan Murphy escaped from a leading group of four riders to grab the number one slot in the born 2010 event. Brad Le Geyt shaded Hugh Osborn and Lula Kinnish for the runners-up spot, with Thomas Hutchinson getting the better of Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the dart for fifth. Harrison Skillan headed Archie Mulholland home for seventh and Finley Parsons fronted Ed Hampton and Daniel Minay over the line for ninth.

In the born 2009 class Zach Jones went from the gun and was never challenged. Cameron Hounsell snatched second from fellow chasers Abi Clayton and Alfie Mathieson-Nelson, while Harry Beattie, Graihagh Morgan, Matthew Hooper and Ben Coole trailed in one by one to fill fifth to eighth places. Lily-Ann Scott outpaced Henry Dormer and Ted Last for ninth.

Freddie Griffin took advantage of a depleted field to notch up his third success of the season in the born 2008 three lapper. T.J.Teare was a close second and Leon Murphy ousted George Kinnish for third. Tiana Kelly was the top girl in sixth position.

Three riders broke free at the start of the born 2007 & earlier grouping stayed clear to the finish where Oscar Gaylor got the verdict over Cian Howard in the final gallop. Orry Lund was third and Nicola Quaye the best girl in a good fourth place. James Kinrade and Eamon McKiernan completed the top six.

Now fully recovered from the broken collar bone he received three weeks ago, Alec Sorby won the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes in fine style, emerging from a leading group of six riders to take the victory. Myles Le Geyt grabbed second ahead of T.J.Teare, Freddie Griffin, May-Saa Smith and Kylan Murphy. Cameron Hounsell was seventh and Eddie Dillon spearheaded the rest of the field home for eighth.

In the under-12 racing bikes Cian Howard gapped everyone in the final sprint for a comfortably win. Ivan Sorby was second and Oscar Gaylor third, with Owen Collins and Nicola Quaye just off the back in fourth and fifth respectively. Orry Lund got past Rio Kelly in the closing stages to take sixth.

Several riders made valiant but ultimately unsuccessful solo attacks in the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes. In the end a reduced group of nine riders contested the sprint which James Harrison narrowly won from Will Corkill and Tyler Hannay. Aaron Lund was fourth, Matthew Cooil  fifth and Zac Walker sixth. Shellan Leeming took the girls’ prize in 14th spot.

Full results here

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26th July

* Apart from a slight headwind along the finishing straight, conditions were perfect at a sun kissed NSC last Tuesday night for the 227 riders competing in round 14 of the RL360 youth league.

Glen Vine’s Bella Quaye continued her winning ways in the born 2023 & later age group, powering away from the field to record her eighth win of the series. Jackson Roberts was a safe second and Eli Dawson overtook Harry Kinrade in the closing stages to secure third. Austin Baglow outgunned Bobby Quaye, Jasper Anderson and Layton Kelly in the battle for fifth, with David Leece pipping William McAllister in the bunch sprint for ninth.

In the Novice’s class Charlotte Ashall soloed to victory for the second week in succession. Holly Beattie edged Michael McGuinness for the runners-up spot and Teddy Thompson-Broadbent led Xara Quinn and Austyn Skillicorn home to take fourth. Oliver Ford shaded Claudia Hoch for seventh and Heidi Kelly kept Jenson Baglow at bay for ninth. Newcomer Blae Craine did well on her debut to finish mid-field in 21st spot.

Cameron Eyres went from the gun in the born 2012 category and was never caught. Poppy Clayton held off George Hampton in the rush for second and Kieran Binns headed Archie Kaighin over the line for fourth. Oscar Maddrell outpaced Ryan Cartwright and Aedan Le Roux in the fight for sixth, while Charlie Staley and Oliver Kennington trailed in separately to complete the top ten leader board.

Leaving nothing to chance, Finbar McSevney attacked on the opening lap of the born 2011 event and time trialled to victory. Jacob Wilson overcame Bernat Munoz-Fite in the tussle for second and Abigail Cowell was too strong for Alex McCullagh in the race for fourth. Toby Costain came from behind to snatch sixth from Bobby Kerruish and Dylan Honeyman stayed clear of the fast finishing Charlie Dormer to bag eighth. Bobby Kewley was a lonely tenth and relative newcomers Zach Cox and Leo Gray led the chasing group in for 11th and 12th respectively.

In the born 2010 race Kylan Murphy outsprinted Breakaway partners Liam Blake and Brad Le Geyt for his 11th success of the season. Top girl Lula Kinnish was just behind in fourth place and Harrison Skillan fought off Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the scramble for fifth. Hugh Osborn, Rebecca Radcliffe, Thomas Watterson and James Leece rounded off the top ten.

May-Saa Smith was too fast for fellow frontrunners Zach Jones, Abi Clayton, Eddie Dillon and Harry Beattie in the sprint at the end of the born 2009 class. Cameron Hounsell lost contact with the leaders on the last lap but managed to hold on to sixth place ahead of a small chasing pack led by Graihagh Morgan.

Series leader Deaglan Blake added a sixth win to his tally in the born 2008 three lapper, edging Freddie Griffin in the dash for the chequered flag. Lewis Quirk filled the final place on the podium and Tiana Kelly picked up the girls’ prize in sixth position.

The ever improving Oscar Gaylor got the verdict over Cian Howard in the sprint for the top honours in the born 2007 & earlier grouping. Orry Lund pipped Jordan Carter for third and Nicola Quaye beat Sophie Smith to the line to gain the girls’ award in fifth place.

An eleven-strong breakaway group formed at the front of the under 8 and under 10 racing bikes. At the finish it was Deaglan Blake who notched up his second win of the night ahead of Myles Le Geyt and Freddie Griffin. Leading U/8 rider Kylan Murphy was fourth followed by Cameron Hounsel and first girl May-Saa Smith.

In a repeat of the earlier born 2007 race, Oscar Gaylor outsprinted Cian Howard for the top slot in the U/12 racing bikes. Chasers Ivan Sorby and Owen Collins were third and fourth, with Orry Lund leading a second group containing Nicola Quaye, Sophie Smith and Rio Kelly home for fifth.

Fifteen year old Corrin Leeming was the star of the U/14 and U/16 racing bikes, attacking at every opportunity. Several times he looked to have the race won only to be reeled in by his pursuers. He made a final bid for glory on the penultimate lap but was swallowed up on the approach to the finish. In the final gallop it was Aaron Lund who came through to score his maiden win. Tyler Hannay was second and Leeming a well- deserved third. Ralf Holden was the first U/14 in a very good fourth place and Shellan Leeming the best girl in tenth slot.

Full results here

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23rd July

* A total of 271 competitors turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 13 of the RL360 Youth League.

Bella Quaye powered away from the field to increase her tally of wins in the born 2013 and later age group to seven. Jackson Roberts was a lonely second and the Eli Dawson outran James Fisher and Harry Kinrade for third. Daisy Teare held off Ewan McCubbin, David Leece and India Smith in the scrap for sixth, with Bobby Quaye staying clear of Austin Baglow to gain tenth.

In the novices class Charlotte Ashall went from the gun and stayed clear to the finish. Holly Beattie, Elliott Barron and impressive newcomer Austin Skillicorn trailed in separately to fill second, third and fourth places respectively, while Xara Quinn came from behind to pip Leon Askin in the bunch sprint for fifth. Michael McGuinness, Teddy Thompson-Broadbent, Claudia Hoch and Oliver Ford rounded off the top ten leader board.

Breakaway partners Tommy Bass and Cameron Eyres were credited with equal first in the born 2012 category. George Hampton had the edge on Poppy Clayton in the dash for third and Archie Kaighin kept Kieran Binns and Corrie Brogan at bay for fifth. Henry Kinrade snatched eighth from fellow chasers Aedan Le Roux, Ryan Cartwright, Oliver Kennington and Charlie Staley.

Three riders rode clear at the start of the born 2011 race and were never caught. At the finish Alex McCullagh forged ahead of his two travelling companions to secure his inaugural win. Jacob Wilson pipped Abigail Cowell for the runners-up spot, with Toby Costain getting the better of Bobby Kerruish and Joshua Moffitt in the battle for fourth. Charlie Dormer shaded Sam Wolstencroft in the tussle for seventh and Bobby Kewley got past Leo Gray in the final few metres to secure ninth.

Kylan Murphy suffered a rare defeat in the born 2010 event, losing out to Liam Blake in the final dart for the chequered flag. Brad Le Geyt was a safe third and top girl Lula Kinnish was too fast for Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the scramble for fourth. Hugh Osborn led chasers Harrison Skillan, Archie Mulholland, Daniel Minay and Illiam Thomas over the line to grab sixth.

May-Saa Smith gave the girls their third overall victory of the night in the born 2009 class, outgunning fellow frontrunners Eddie Dillon, Zach Jones and Abi Clayton to bag maximum points for the ninth time. Cameron Hounsell beat Harry Beattie and Tom Pickavance in the fight for fifth and Henry Dormer maintained eighth in front of Graihagh Morgan. Matthew Hooper wrapped up the top ten.

In the born 2008 three lapper Deaglan Blake got the verdict over Charlie Williams in the charge for the top slot. T.J.Teare filled the final place on the podium and Tiana Kelly picked up the girls’ prize in sixth position.

Cian Howard came out on top in the six-strong sprint that decided the outcome of the born 2007 & earlier grouping. Oscar Gaylor was second closely followed by Orry Lund, Jordan Carter, James Kinrade and Jess Pickavance.  Sophie Smith led the rest of the field home.

Eight riders circulated together in the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. At the finish it was T.J.Teare who came through to record his first success of the season. The very active Charlie Williams was second and Myles Le Geyt third. Kylan Murphy was the leading under-8 rider in a very good fifth place and May-Saa Smith the best girl in seventh spot.

Completing the double for the fourth time, Cian Howard headed Oscar Gaylor and Ivan Sorby in the lunge for the line in the under-12 racing bikes. Early attacker Owen Collins was a solid fourth and Sophie Smith took the bunch gallop for fifth.

Tyler Hannay’s recent run of good form came to fruition in the combined under-14 & under-16 racing bikes when he attacked with three laps to go and soloed to a fine maiden win. Will Corkill and James Harrison, who had both made spirited attempts to break free, were second and third, with Aaron Lund and Jack Christian just behind in fourth and fifth. The best under-14 rider was Ralf Holden in an impressive sixth place and Shellan Leeming was the best girl in 16th position.

Full results here

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12th July

* In contrast to the recent run of tropical type weather the Island has been enjoying, last Tuesday night’s round 12 of the RL360 Youth League at the NSC was held in overcast and sometimes damp conditions. A total of 331 riders signed-on for the eleven race programme, although the three racing bike events at the end of the evening had to be cancelled due to a heavy shower.

In the born 2013 & later age group Bella Quaye outsprinted Jackson Roberts to record her sixth win of the series. Eli Dawson was a safe third and India Smith edged Euan Kinnish for fourth. Ewan McCubbin overcame Riley Faragher in the battle for sixth, with Harry Kinrade, Daisy Teare and Austin Baglow trailing in behind to complete the top ten.

Elliott Barron beat Charlotte Ashall and Holly Beattie to the line for his third success in the novices class. Michael McGuinness was a solid fourth and Oliver Ford led Ted Thompson-Broadbent home for fifth. Jenson Baglow stayed clear of Ffinlo Cannell and Kahia Grobbelaar to grab seventh, while Claudia Hoch got past Annabelle Harrison to take the bunch gallop for tenth.

A determined Cameron Eyres went from the gun in the born 2012 category and was never caught. Tommy Bass kept Timothy Clarke and Corrie Brogan at bay in the fight for second, with Kieran Binns overcoming Archie Kaighin in the tussle for fifth. Tommie Quayle was a lonely seventh and Oliver Kennington pipped Henry Kinrade for eighth. Finley Quirk rounded off the top ten and Dorothy Hampton took the girls’ honours in 12th spot.

In the born 2011 event Bernat Munoz-Fite attacked breakaway partner Alex McCullagh on the final lap and soloed to his second successive victory. Abigail Cowell was a close third and Toby Costain held off Finbar McSevney in the scramble for fourth. Josie Quirk maintained station ahead of chasers Sam Wolstencroft, Charlie Dormer, Bobby Kerruish and Bobby Kewley to claim sixth, while newcomer Leo Gray did well to finish 15th in field of more than 30 riders.

Kylan Murphy was the clear winner of the nine-rider rush at the end of the born 2010 race. Liam Blake and Brad Le Geyt filled the remaining places on the podium, with Lula Kinnish the first girl in sixth position.

May-Saa Smith got the better of Zach Jones to score maximum points for the ninth time in the born 2009 class. Cameron Hounsell was third and Harry Beattie an unchallenged fourth. Matthew Hooper outran Henry Dormer for fifth and Max Davies secured seventh ahead of Lily-Ann Scott and Grace Wolstencroft.

Leon Murphy, T.J.Teare and Myles Le Geyt filled the top three places in the born 2008 two lap dash. Lewis Quirk was fourth and top girl Tiana Kelly shaded Emily Rewsin for fifth. The race was marred by a last lap crash involving four riders. Unfortunately, Alec Sorby came off the worse and was taken to Nobles hospital for treatment to a broken collar bone. Luckily, it was a clean break so it shouldn’t be too long before he is back in action. Joel Long, Deaglan Blake and Freddie Griffin eventually remounted to finish 11th, 12th and 13th respectively.

In what turned out to be the final race of the evening Cian Howard outgunned Oscar Gaylor and Jordan Carter in the charge for the chequered flag. James Kinrade was fourth followed by Eamon McKiernan and first girl Nicola Quaye.

Full results here

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8th July

* For the second week in succession, conditions were perfect at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 11 of the RL360 Youth League. Considering that the event clashed with the England v Columbia World Cup football match, there was an excellent turnout of 234 competitors.

In the born 2013 & later age group Euan Kinnish outsprinted leading girl Bella Quaye for his fifth win of the series. Harry Kinrade led Jackson Roberts and India Smith home to claim the final place on the podium, with relative newcomer James Fisher coming in on his own for sixth. Daisy Teare ousted Austin Baglow and Bobby Quaye for seventh, while Riley Faragher pipped Xenia Munoz-Fite for tenth.

Michael McGuinness beat Charlotte Ashall, Jenson Baglow, Claudia Hoch and Oliver Ford in the dash for the top slot in the novices class. Xara Quinn edged Ffinlo Cannell and Leon Askin for sixth, with Steven Kennaugh just behind in ninth spot. Heidi Kelly overtook Toby Smith in the closing stages to claim tenth and Anabelle Harrison got the better of Kilian Reynolds in the tussle for 12th.

Cameron Eyres rode away from breakaway partner George Hampton on the final lap of the born 2012 event to bag maximum points for the fifth time. Top girl Poppy Clayton came from behind to snatch third from Corrie Brogan, Oscar Maddrell and Kieran Binns, with Archie Kaighin a close seventh. Timothy Clarke kept Oliver Kennington at bay for eighth and Aedan Le Roux outran Finley Quirk and Lewis Stephens for tenth.

Riding clear of a leading group of five riders on the last lap, Bernat Munoz-Fite posted an impressive maiden victory in the born 2011 category. Abigail Cowell was second closely followed by Finbar McSevney , Alex McCullagh and Toby Costain in third, fourth and fifth places respectively. Charlie Dormer won the chasing bunch gallop for sixth ahead of Dylan Honeyman, Samuel Kinnish, Sam Wolstencroft and Josie Quirk.

Controlling the race from the front, series leader Kylan Murphy spearheaded a leading group of six riders over the line for a comfortable win in the born 2010 class. Liam Blake held off Brad le Geyt in the rush for the runners-up spot and Conor Madsen-Mygdal maintained fourth in front of Lula Kinnish and Archie Mulholland. The fast finishing Hugh Osborn surged ahead of travelling companions Daniel Minay and Harrison Skillan to secure seventh.

Seven riders were in contention at the end of the born 2009 race. At the finish it was Eddie Dillon who got the verdict from Zach Jones, Abi Clayton, May-Saa Smith, Tom Pickavance, Cameron Hounsell and Alfie Mathieson-Nelson. Henry Dormer, Florrie Thomas and Jazzy Dillon rolled in together to round off the top ten leader board.

A pedestrian pace allowed the vast majority of the field to stay together for the duration of the born 2008 class . In the final sprint Alec Sorby emerged from the group to take the win. Deaglan Blake and Joel Long were second and third ahead of Freddie Griffin, Charlie Williams and T.J.Teare. The first girl was Tiana Kelly in 13th spot.

The born 2007 & earlier grouping also waited late into the race before committing themselves. At the finish Cian Howard took the bunch gallop in a close battle with Oscar Gaylor and Orry Lund. Jordan Carter edged James Kinrade for fourth and Nicola Quaye bagged the girls’ prize in sixth position. Charlie Scarffe, Sophie Smith and Ed Coole wrapped up the top ten.

In the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Alec Sorby notched up his second success of the night, overcoming Myles Le Geyt and T.J.Teare in the scamper for the top step on the rostrum. May-Saa Smith was the top girl in ninth place and Kylan Murphy the best under-8 rider in tenth position.

Also completing the double, Cian Howard was too fast for Owen Collins, Oscar Gaylor, Orry Lund and Ivan Sorby in the dart for the chequered flag in the under-12 racing bikes. Sophie Smith pipped Nicola Quaye for the girls’ award in sixth place.

The combined under-14 and under-16 racing bikes event was fast and furious from the start with many attacks. Will Corkill eventually grabbed the victory in a three-up sprint with James Harrison and Aaron Lund. Greeba’s Corrin Leeming was fourth, Tyler Hannay fifth and Matthew Cooil sixth. Ralf Holden was the top under-14 rider in a good seventh position.

Full results here

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28th June

* Conditions could not have been any better for the 286 competitors who turned out at a sun-drenched NSC last Tuesday night for round ten of the RL360 Youth League.


In the born 2013 & later age group Euan Kinnish outsprinted fellow frontrunners Bella Quaye, Jackson Roberts, Riley Faragher and Eli Dawson to record his fourth win of the series. Daisy Teare, Harry Kinrade and Sam Booth trailed in separately to fill sixth, seventh and eighth places respectively, with Ewan McCubbin beating Bobby Quaye and India Smith in the dash for ninth. Relative newcomer James Fisher led the rest of the field home in a very good 12th spot.


Charlotte Ashall edged out Elliott Barron for her first victory of the season in the novices class. Holly Beattie was a safe third and Jenson Baglow got the better of Kahia Grobbelaar, Xara Quinn and Claudia Hoch in the tussle for fourth. Leon Askin was a lonely eighth and Heidi Kelly overtook Toby Smith in the closing stages to snatch ninth. Oliver Ford was 11th and Ffinlo Cannell took the bunch gallop for 12th.


Bagging maximum points for the second week in succession, Cameron Eyres rode away from the opposition on the finishing straight for a comfortable win in the born 2012 category. Poppy Clayton was second and Tommie Quayle held off George Hampton and Timothy Clarke in the rush for third. Kieran Binns maintained sixth a short distance ahead of Aedan Le Roux, Oscar Maddrell and Seamus Hall, with Corrie Brogan leading Charlie Christian and Archie Kaighin.


In the born 2011 race Jacob Wilson was too fast for breakaway partners Finbar McSevney, Bernat Munoz-Fite and Abigail Cowell in the tussle for the top slot. Alex McCullagh was just behind in fifth position and Toby Costain escaped from a chasing group of eight riders to secure sixth. Charlie Dormer won the charge for seventh ahead of Samuel Kinnish and Joshua Moffitt.

Series leader Kylan Murphy continues to dominate the born 2010 event, attacking from the gun and soloing all the way to the finish. Liam Blake came from behind to pip Brad Le Geyt for the runners-up spot and Conor Madsen-Mygdal beat Harrison Skillan and Lula Kinnish in the dash for fourth. Hugh Osborn was a solid seventh and Archie Mulholland headed Daniel Minay and Illiam Thomas over the line for eighth.


Notching up her seventh straight win and eight in total, May-Saa Smith left her six travelling companions behind in the scamper for the chequered flag. Eddie Dillon was second closely followed by Zach Jones, Cameron Hounsell, Alfie Mathieson-Nelson, Tom Pickavance and Abi Clayton in third to seventh places respectively. Callum Christian and Graihagh Morgan were a steadyeighth and ninth, with Henry Dormer getting the verdict in the chasing group gallop for tenth.


Alec Sorby came out on top in the nine-strong bunch sprint for the top honours in the born 2008 class. Deaglan Blake and Joel Long filled the remaining places on the podium, while Tiana Kelly finished just behind the leaders to take the girls' prize in 11th spot. In the following born 2007 & earlier grouping Oscar Gaylor got the verdict over Cian Howard in the final dart for the flag. Orry Lund was third and Nicola Quaye the leading girl in fourth place. James Kinrade and Jess Pickavance rounded off the top six.

In the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Alec Sorby spearheaded ten escapees over the line to remain unbeaten in the seven rounds he has competed in. Deaglan Blake edged Charlie Williams for the runners-up spot, with T.J.Teare and Freddie Griffin a good fourth and fifth. Kylan Murphy was the first under-8 in sixth place and May-Saa Smith the top girl in seventh position.
Cian Howard topped the under-12 racing bikes, narrowly beating Oscar Gaylor and Ivan Sorby in the lunge for the line. Owen Collins And Orry Lund were fourth and fifth followed by the leading girls Nicola Quaye and Sophie Smith in sixth and seventh. Rio Kelly and Jess Pickavance came in line astern for eighth and ninth, with Charlie Scarffe edging James Kinrade for tenth.

Finally, in the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes Will Corkill attacked with two laps to go and stayed clear to the finish. James Harrison and Aaron Lund were second and third, followed by Corrin Leeming, Tyler Hannay and Matthew Cooil.

The under-14 honours went to Ralph Holden in seventh spot andthe girls' award to Shellan Leeming in 14th place.

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21st June

* A total of 249 riders braved the damp conditions at the NSC last Tuesday night to compete in round nine of the RL360 Youth Cycling League.

In the born 2013 & later age group Bella Quaye led Eli Dawson, Riley Faragher, Euan Kinnish and Jackson Roberts over the line to record her fifth success of the series. Sam Booth edged out Daisy Teare for sixth with Ewan McCubbin coming home on his own to claim eighth. Lucia Osborn and Austin Baglow completed the top ten.

Holly Beattie completed a hat trick of wins in the novices class, leaving the rest of the field in her wake to fight over the minor placings. Claudia Hoch was a solid second and Jenson Baglow kept Xara Quinn at bay to secure third. Finlo Hoskisson ousted Aaron Fisher in the bunch sprint for fifth.

A last lap attack earned Cameron Eyres the victory in the born 2012 category. Tommy Bass was second and George Hampton held off leading girl Poppy Clayton in the fight for third. Charlie Christian outran Corrie Brogan and Seamus Hall in the rush for fifth, while Archie Kaighin stayed clear of chaser Dorothy Hampton for eighth. Kieran Binns rounded off the top ten leader board.

Jacob Wilson went from the gun in the born 2011 event and was never caught. Bernat Munoz-Fite pipped Alex McCullagh for the runners-up spot and Abigail Cowell maintained station in fourth place. Charlie Dormer had the edge on Toby Costain, Erin Morgan and Samuel Kinnish in the battle for fifth, with Macaulay Teare crossing the line ahead of Sam Wolstencroft for ninth. Bobby Kerruish and Benjamin Wright escaped from the main bunch to pick up 11th and 12th respectively.

In the born 2010 race Kylan Murphy rode everyone off his wheel and soloed to his seventh win. Liam Blake got the better of Brad Le Geyt in the sprint for second and Conor Madsen-Mygdal beat Daniel Minay and Lula Kinnish in the rush for fourth. Harrison Skillan overtook Illiam Thomas in the closing stages to snatch seventh and Hugh Osborn grabbed a safe ninth ahead of Casey Clague and Thomas Hutchinson.

May-Saa Smith gave the girls their third overall victory of the night in the born 2009 class, outsprinting Eddie Dillon, Abi Clayton and Zach Jones for her seventh success of the season. Alfie Mathieson-Nation spearheaded Cameron Hounsell, Callum Christian and Harry Beattie across the line for fifth, with Graihagh Morgan edging Henry Dormer for ninth.

Deaglan Blake emerged from a nine-strong bunch of frontrunners to bag maximum points in the born 2008 race. Freddie Griffin was second closely followed by Alec Sorby, Charlie Williams and T.J.Teare. The first girl was Tiana Kelly in tenth spot.

The born 2007 & earlier grouping ended in similar fashion with eight riders fighting for the honours. In the end it was Cian Howard who got the verdict ahead of Oscar Gaylor, Orry Lund, Jordan Carter and best girl Nicola Quaye. James Kinrade was sixth, Jess Pickavance seventh and Eamon McKiernan eighth.

Alec Sorby continues to dominate the combined under-8 & under-10 racing bikes, outgunning Myles Le Geyt and Charlie Williams in the final gallop. May-Saa Smith was the first girl in seventh position and recently crowned North West champion Kylan Murphy the top under-8 in eighth place.

Leading the charge out of the final corner, Cian Howard notched up his second win of the night in the under-12 racing bikes. Ivan Sorby and Oscar Gaylor filled the remaining places on the podium, with Owen Collins heading Orry Lund for fourth. Sophie Smith took the girls’ prize in sixth position.

In the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes Corrin Leeming was out on his own for several laps. He was eventually joined by James Harrison, Aaron Lund and Will Corkill. The fast moving quartet stayed together to the finish where Harrison won the sprint from Lund, Corkill and Leeming. Matthew Cooil took fifth in front of fellow chasers Jack Christian and Ralf Holden. The top girl was Shellan Leeming in tenth spot.

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14th June

* The tropical weather that the Island enjoyed during TT fortnight lasted just long enough for last Tuesday night’s eighth round of the RL360 Youth League to be staged in near perfect conditions. The only slight obstacle for the 294 riders who competed in the event was a strong headwind on some sections of the course.

In the born 2013 & later age group Euan Kinnish outsprinted Eli Dawson, Jackson Roberts and leading girl Bella Quaye to record his third win of the series. Harry Kinrade and Daisy Teare were a solid fifth and sixth, with David Leece leading a five-strong chasing group home for seventh. Austin Baglow, James Fisher and Ewan McCubbin completed the top ten.

Holly Beattie went from the gun in the novices class and soloed to a decisive victory. Claudia Hoch edged out Michael McGuinness and Jenson Baglow in the race for second, while Xara Quinn headed Finlo Hoskisson and Steven Kennaugh in the dash for fifth. The fast finishing Alice Bradley snatched eighth from Toby Smith and Kilian Reynolds, with Oliver Halligan holding off Charlie Pye, Heidi Kelly and Arthur Ward in the tussle for 11th.

Sulby’s Cameron Eyres got the better of breakaway partner Tommy Bass to bag maximum points for the second time in the born 2012 event. George Hampton was a safe third and top girl Poppy Clayton stayed well clear of a chasing group of eleven riders to claim fourth. Charlie Christian, Timothy Clarke, Aedan Le Roux, Corrie Brogan, Kieran Binns and Seamus Hall rounded off the top ten leader board.

Returning to his winning ways after a rare defeat in the previous round, Finbar McSevney was too quick for Jacob Wilson and Alex McCullagh in the final rush for the top slot in the born 2011 category. Leading girl Abigail Cowell got away from Bernat Munoz-Fite to take fourth and Toby Costain came from behind to pip Charlie Dormer for sixth. Dylan Honeyman got the verdict over Bobby Kerruish, Macaulay Teare and George Watterson in the gallop for eighth.

Three riders got away at the start of the born 2010 race and stayed clear to the finish where series leader Kylan Murphy eased ahead of the rest to record his sixth success. Brad Le Geyt held off Liam Blake in the battle for the runners-up spot and Conor Madsen-Mygdal was too strong for first girl Lula Kinnish in the scrap for fourth. Daniel Minay maintained station in sixth place and Hugh Osborn led Thomas Hutchinson, Max Messenger and Casey Clague in for seventh.

In the born 2009 three lapper May-Saa Smith emerged from a group of six frontrunners to grab the win. Abi Clayton was second closely followed by Zach Jones, Eddie Dillon, Tom Pickavance and Cameron Hounsell in third to sixth places respectively. Harry Beattie came home alone for seventh and Graihagh Morgan kept Henry Dormer at bay for eighth. Matthew Hooper wrapped up the top ten.

Freddie Griffin forged ahead of travelling companions Deaglan Blake, Charlie Williams and T.J.Teare to fill the top step on the podium in the born 2008 class. George Kinnish ousted Nathan Hubbard and Lewis Quirk for fifth, with Leon Murphy beating Bob Radcliffe to the line for eighth. Tiana Kelly was the first girl in tenth spot.

After gapping the field on the opening lap of the born 2007 & earlier grouping, Cian Howard overcame breakaway escapeess Oscar Gaylor, Orry Lund and Jordan Carter in the lunge for the chequered flag. Nicola Quaye lost contact with the four leaders on the final lap, taking the girls’ prize in fifth place. Jess Pickavance was sixth and Sam Cunningham got past Sophie Smith in the closing stages to nab seventh.

With series leader and five times winner Alec Sorby missing from the start sheet, the door was wide open for someone else to taste success in the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. In the end it was Myles Le Geyt who grabbed the opportunity, outsprinting fellow frontrunners Charlie Williams, Freddie Griffin, Kylan Murphy, T.J.Teare, Eddie Dillon and Deaglan Blake for the top spot. May-Saa Smith was the best girl in eighth position.

Eight riders circulated together at the head of the under-12 racing bikes and stayed as one to the finish where Oscar Gaylor came out on top in the dart for the chequered flag. Cian Howard and Owen Collins were second and third, with Sophie Smith pipping Nicola Quaye for the girls’ prize in sixth place.

In the under-14 & under-16 racing bikes an eleven-strong front group was eventually whittled down to a select band of eight. After making several unsuccessful attacks, Will Corkill had enough left in his legs to take the win in a close sprint with James Harrison, Matthew Cooil, Aaron Lund, Tyler Hannay, Jack Christian and Ralf Holden (top U/14), who all crossed the line in that order. Matthew Black and Zac Walker completed the top ten, while Shellan Leeming was the first girl in 16th spot.

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24th May

* Conditions were the best they have been all summer for the 325 competitors who turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round seven of the RL360 Youth League.

In the born 2013 & later age group Euan Kinnish notched up his second success of the series, outgunning runner-up Riley Faragher in the final dash for the line. Four time winner Bella Quaye was a close third and Jackson Roberts pipped Eli Dawson for fourth. Harry Kinrade overtook Austin Baglow on the finishing straight to grab sixth and Ewan McCubbin held off Daisy Teare, India Smith and Bobby Quaye in the race for eighth.

Holly Beattie broke away from the field to record her maiden victory in the novices class. Charlotte Ashall edged out Elliott Barron in the battle for second and Alexander Jones stayed clear of chasers Claudia Hoch, Bradley Malone, Naomi Nesbitt and Xara Quinn to claim fourth. Kahia Grobbelaar was a lonely ninth and Jenson Baglow led Steven Kennaugh home to complete the top ten leader board.

Grenaby’s Tommy Bass led breakaway partners Poppy Clayton, Gracie Evans and Cameron Eyres over the line to pick up his third successive victory in the born 2012 category. Seamus Hall was a safe fifth and Charlie Christian overcame Archie Kaighin in the tussle for sixth. George Hampton was close behind in eighth spot and Aedan Le Roux ousted Henry Kinradein the bunch gallop for ninth.

In the born 2011 event Jacob Wilson was too strong for Alex McCullagh and Finbar McSevney in the final rush for the chequered flag. Former frontrunners Bernat Munoz-Fite and Abigail Cowell were fourth and fifth, with the fast finishing Toby Costain fronting Charlie Dormer and Joshua Moffitt in the scamper for sixth. Samuel Kinnish was ninth and Bobby Kerruish kept Bobby Kewley at bay for tenth.

Kylan Murphy left nothing to chance in the born 2010 race, attacking from the gun and soloing to an emphatic win. Brad Le Geyt forged ahead of leading girl Lula Kinnish to claim second and Conor Madsen-Mygdal clipped off the front of the chasing pack to bag fourth. Illiam Thomas took the group sprint for fifth ahead of Daniel Minay, Harrison Skillan, Max Messenger, Casey Clague and, completing the top ten, Ambrose Hampton.

May-Saa Smith emerged from a five-strong leading group to score maximum points for fifth time in the born 2009 race. Abi Clayton was second closely followed by Eddie Dillon, Tom Pickavance and Zach Jones in third, fourth and fifth respectively. Harry Beattie came from behind to snatch sixth from fellow chasers Cameron Hounsell, Graihagh Morgan and Henry Dormer, while newcomer Callum Christian did well to finish tenth.

Ten riders contested the finish of the born 2008 class, with Alec Sorby coming out on top in the final lunge for the line. Joel Long grabbed second ahead of Deaglan Blake, T.J.Teare, Freddie Griffin, Charlie Williams, George Kinnish, Leon Murphy, Bob Radcliffe and Lewis Quirk. The first girl was Tiana Kelly in 12th position.

The following born 2007 & earlier grouping ended in similar fashion as seven frontrunners approached the finish together. Cian Howard led out the gallop but it was Orry Lund who came round him to take the victory, his first of the series. Oscar Gaylor and James Kinrade were third and fourth, with Nicola Quaye pipping Jess Pickavance for the girls’ prize in fifth place.

In the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Alec Sorby maintained his 100% record, outgunning ten other riders in a frantic scamper for the line. Myles Le Geyt and Deaglan Blake filled the remaining places on the podium. May-Saa Smith was the top girl in sixth spot and Kylan Murphy the best under-8 in seventh position.

The under-12 racing bikes also produced a tight finish with a front group of eight riders fighting for the honours. In the end it was Cian Howard who had the speed to nail the win in front of Oscar Gaylor and Owen Collins. Ivan Sorby was fourth and Nicola Quaye the leading girl in fifth place.

A fast pace in the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes made it difficult for any breakaway attempts to succeed. Ten frontrunners fought it out in a frantic sprint with James Harrison nosing ahead to grab the victory from Will Corkill and Aaron Lund. Tyler Hannay was fourth, Matthew Cooil fifth and Jack Christian Sixth. Zac Walker, Ralf Holden and Nathan Slack were the top three under-14’s in ninth, tenth and 13th places respectively, with Shellan Leeming the first girl in 17th spot.

Please note that there will be no rounds of the league during TT Fortnight. The racing resumes on Tuesday 12th June.

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17th May

* Despite the cold, windy and damp conditions, there was a good turnout of 231 riders at the NSC last Tuesday night for round six of the RL360 youth cycling league.

Bella Quaye continued her winning ways in the born 2013 & later age group, riding away from the field for a clear solo victory. Jackson Roberts was a safe second and Eli Dawson outran Riley Faragher for third. Harry Kinrade held off India Smith and Austin Baglow in the battle for fifth, with William McAllister leading Ewan McCubbin over the line for eighth. Harvey Wagstaffe edged out David Leece to claim the final place on the top ten leader board.

Notching up his second win of the series, Elliott Barron went from the gun in the novices class and was never caught. Leading girl Holly Beattie beat Charlotte Ashall in the race for the runners-up spot and Jenson Baglow pipped Alexander Jones and Naomi Nesbitt for fourth. Xara Quinn was a lonely seventh and Steven Kennaugh outgunned Archie Gartshore and Heidi Kelly in the dash for eighth.

Tommy Bass was too strong for Cameron Eyres in the final sprint for the top spot in the born 2012 category. Top girl Poppy Clayton was a solid second and relative newcomer Charlie Christian edged George Hampton in the group gallop for fourth. Seamus Hall, Archie Kaighin, Noah Hutchinson, Charlie Staley and Henry Kinrade completed the top ten.

In the born 2011 event Finbar McSevney dropped breakaway partner Alex McCullagh in the closing stages to bag maximum points for the fourth time this season. Jacob Wilson maintained station in third place and Abigail Cowell led Erin Morgan home to grab the girls' prize in fourth position. Toby Costain overtook Charlie Dormer on the last lap to claim sixth and Macaulay Teare stayed clear of chasers Joshua Moffitt and Sam Wolstencroft to secure eighth. Bobby Kewley led the rest of the field in for 11th.

Six frontrunners led the way in the born 2010 race. An injection of speed in the closing stages split the group with Kylan Murphy eventually taking the win ahead of Liam Blake, Brad Le Geyt and Lula Kinnish. Daniel Minay and Conor Madsen-Mygdal were just behind in fifth and sixth respectively, with chasing group escapees Harrison Skillan and Alfie Kinrade trailing in for seventh and eighth. Hugh Osborn and Illiam Thomas rounded off the top ten.

May-Saa Smith was too quick for Tom Pickavance and Abi Clayton in the scramble for the chequered flag in the born 2009 class. Cameron Hounsell beat Zach Jones for fourth and Eddie Dillon kept Harry Beattie and Henry Dormer at bay for sixth. Matthew Hooper eased past Grace Wolstencroft on the finishing straight to snatch ninth.  Deaglan Blake led out a leading group of ten riders to take the win in the born 2008 two lapper. Alec Sorby was second, closely followed by Joel Long, Freddie Griffin, T.J.Teare, George Kinnish, Bob Radcliffe, Leon Murphy, Charlie Williams and Lewis Quirk. The girls' award went to Tiana Kelly in 11th spot.

In the born 2007 & earlier grouping Oscar Gaylor outsprinted travelling companions Cian Howard and Orry Lund for the top honours. Nicola Quaye was a short distance behind in fourth place, while Jordan Carter led Sam Devereau, Sam Cunningham and Sophie Smith to the finish for fifth. Alec Sorby came out on top in a six rider strong dart for the line at the end of the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Deaglan Black was second and Freddie Griffin third, with May-Saa Smith the first girl in fourth place. Joel Long and T.J.Teare wrapped up the top six.

Completing a family double, Ivan Sorby attacked at half distance in the under-12 racing bikes and left the rest of the field in his wheel tracks to fight over the minor placings. Owen Collins got the better of Oscar Gaylor and Cian Howard in the scrap for second and Orry Lund headed Drystan Sewell home for fifth. Sophie Smith pipped Nicola Quaye for the girls' honours in seventh position.

Will Corkill, James Harrison and Tyler Hannay made an early break for glory in the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes and were never challenged. With three laps to go Corkill put in a blistering attack and soloed to victory. Harrison was second and Hannay third, with Aaron Lund clipping off the front of the chasing bunch to secure fourth. Matthew Cooil won the sprint for fifth ahead of Corrin Leeming, Jack Christian and best under-14 rider Zac Walker. The first girl was Shellan Leeming in 17th spot.

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15th May

* Round five of the RL360 Youth League was staged at the NSC last Tuesday night and, for the first time this season, conditions were perfect for the 311 competitors took part in the eleven race programme.

In the born 2013 & later age group Bella Quaye powered away from the field to notch up her third successive victory. Eli Dawson led Jackson Roberts, Euan Kinnish and India Smith over the line to claim the runners-up spot, with impressive newcomer Bobby Quaye edging out Riley Faragher, Harvey Wagstaffe and Daisy Teare for sixth place. Harry Kinrade outran Austin Baglow for tenth and Ewan McCubbin led the main chasing group home for 12th.

Lauren Hoch beat Elliott Barron in the tussle for the top slot in the novices class. Claudia Hoch held off Holly Beattie and Charlotte Ashall in the dash for third, while Alfie Jacobs outsprinted Alexander Jones, Ted Thompson and Naomi Nesbitt for sixth. Xara Quinn got the better of Jenson Baglow, Heidi Kelly and Elliott Sayle to secure the final place on the top ten leader board.

Recording his first win of the series, Tommy Bass kept round three winner Cameron Eyres at bay to bag maximum points in the born 2012 category. Third placed Poppy Clayton pipped Gracie Evans for the girls’ prize and Timothy Clarke came home alone to take fifth. George Hampton won the gallop for sixth, with Oliver Kennington, Archie Kaighin and Henry Kinrade just behind in seventh to ninth respectively. Seamus Hall was a safe tenth and Kieran Binns ousted Charley Staley, Charlie Christian and Millie Ward in the fight for 11th.

Finbar McSevney overcame breakaway partners Alex McCullagh and Jacob Wilson in the final surge for the chequered flag to claim the win in the born 2011 category. Bernat Munoz-Fite was just behind in fourth spot and leading girl Erin Morgan was too fast for Charlie Dormer, Macaulay Teare and Abigail Cowell in the scrap for fifth. Bobby Kewley was a lonely ninth and Samuel Kinnish headed Bobby Kerruish, Dylan Honeyman and Nathan Nevaril over the line for tenth.

In the born 2010 event Kylan Murphy slipped past Brad Le Geyt on the finishing straight for his third win of the series. Early leader Lula Kinnish was a close third and Conor Madsen-Mygdal broke free from Daniel Minay and Liam Blake to secure fourth. Harrison Skillan edged Max Messenger for seventh and Alfie Kinrade came out on top in the seven-rider sprint for ninth. Hugh Osborn rounded off the top ten.

Peel’s May-Saa Smith emerged from a group of six frontrunners to take the victory in the born 2009 race. Abi Clayton was second and Tom Pickavance third,  with Zach Jones, Cameron Hounsell and Eddie Dillon not far behind in fourth, fifth and sixth places respectively. Harry Beattie led a second wave of riders in to pick up seventh spot.

A fast last lap split the field in the born 2008 class, leaving just four riders at the head of affairs. At the finish Joel Long came from behind to snatch the win from Deaglan Blake, Alec Sorby and Freddie Griffin. T.J.Teare, George Kinnish and Lewis Quirk lost contact with the leading quartet in closing stages, trailing in separately in fifth, sixth and seventh places. Edward Field and Nathan Hubbard were eighth and ninth, a short distance ahead of top girl Tiana Kelly in tenth position.

In the born 2007 & earlier grouping Oscar Gaylor rode away from breakaway companions Jordan Carter, James Kinrade and Nicola Quaye for a clear win. Carter was second, Kinrade third and Quaye the best girl in fourth position. Charlie Scarffe outpaced Teddy Dunn for fifth and Jess Pickavance dropped relative newcomer Macy Hillier on the finishing straight to grab seventh.

A large group of 14 riders contested the finish of the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes, with Alec Sorby just getting the verdict from Myles Le Geyt in a very close sprint. Deaglan Blake was third and May-Saa Smith the first girl in seventh place. Kylan Murphy took the under-8 honours in 10th spot.

Ivan Sorby, Alec’s brother, won the under-12 racing bikes in similar fashion, beating fellow frontrunners Owen Collins, Oscar Gaylor, Nicola Quaye and Rio Kelly in the final rush for the line. James Kinrade won his battle with Charlie Scarffe for sixth and Jess Pickavance surged ahead of Florence Griffin for eighth. Jordan Carter wrapped up the top ten.

In the closing stages of the 25 lap under14 & under-16 racing bikes Will Corkill, James Harrison and Aaron Lund escaped from the main group to claim the top three positions on the podium. Matthew Cooil won the bunch gallop for fourth ahead of Tyler Hannay and Zac Walker, who was the top under-14 rider in sixth spot. Shellan Leeming took the girls’ award in 14th place.

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26th April

* Despite the damp conditions, there was another good turnout of 242 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for round three of the RL360 youth league.

Powering away from the field, Bella Quaye scored her second successive win in the born 2013 & later age group. Euan Kinnish outran Eli Dawson, Jackson Roberts and Riley Faragher to claim the runners-up spot, with Harry Kinrade a short distance behind in sixth place. India Smith held off Austin Baglow and David Leece for seventh, while Theodore Hawley pipped Ewan McCubbin in the dash for tenth.

In the novices class Elliott Barron led leading girl Holly Beattie home for a clear victory. Charlotte Ashall edged out Bradley Malone for third and Jenson Baglow stayed ahead of Alfie Thomas and Xara Quinn to grab fifth. Eugene McKiernan, Ted Thompson and Alexander Jones completed the top ten.

Cameron Eyres got the better of fellow frontrunner Poppy Clayton in the final sprint to bag maximum points in the born 2012 event. Tommy Bass was too quick for Timothy Clarke and Gracie Evans in the tussle for third, with George Hampton maintaining station in sixth spot. Tommie Quayle dropped Oliver Kennington in the closing stages to snatch seventh and Henry Kinrade rode away from Oscar Maddrell and Kieran Binns to secure ninth.

A last lap attack earned Jacob Wilson the victory in the born 2011 category. Alex McCullagh beat Bernat Munoz-Fite to the line for second and top girl Erin Morgan fended off Charlie Dormer in the rush for fourth. Dylan Honeyman led Samuel Kinnish, Macaulay Teare and Bobby Kewley home for sixth, while Toby Costain trailed in on his own to round off the top ten leader board.

After breaking away together in the early stages, Kylan Murphy got the verdict over Liam Blake in the gallop at the end of the born 2010 race. Brad Le Geyt kept Lula Kinnish at bay in the battle for third and Daniel Minay inched ahead of Conor Madsen-Mygdal for fifth. Max Messenger was a solid seventh and Alfie Kinrade hung onto eighth ahead of chasers Hugh Osborn and Illiam Thomas.

In the born 2009 three lapper May-Saa Smith outsprinted Abi Clayton and Zach Jones to notch up her second overall win of the series. Cameron Hounsell slipped ahead of Tom Pickavance and Eddie Dillon for fourth, with Harry Beattie leaving Henry Dormer and Graihagh Morgan in his wheel tracks to secure seventh. Florrie Thomas wrapped up the top ten.

Onchan’s Deaglan Blake emerged from a leading group of six riders to take the top honours in the born 2008 class. Alec Sorby was second closely followed by Freddie Griffin, Charlie Williams, T.J.Teare and Joel Long, with chasers George Kinnish Leon Murphy and Lewis Quirk close behind in seventh to ninth places respectively. Tiana Kelly was the first girl in 13th position.

A fast pace split the field in the born 2007 and earlier grouping. At the finish Cian Howard headed Oscar Gaylor and Orry Lund in the final sprint for the top slot. Jordan Carter was fourth and James Kinrade came from behind to take fifth ahead of Nicola Quaye, Teddy Dunn and Chloe Dillon.

Twelve riders contested the gallop at the end of the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. In a very close finish it was Alec Sorby who took first place ahead of Charlie Williams and Deaglan Blake. The U/8’s prize went to Kylan Murphy in seventh place and the girl’s award to May-Saa Smith in eighth spot.

In the under-12 racing bikes Owen Collins beat breakaway partners Cian Howard and Ivan Sorby in the final surge for the line. Oscar Gaylor edged Drystan Sewell for fourth and Orry Lund led Sophie Smith, Nicola Quaye and Rio Kelly in the scrap for sixth.

A fast moving leading group of ten riders formed at the head of the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes. The group stayed together until the penultimate lap when Will Corkill attacked and rode clear for a comfortable victory. Aaron Lund was a good second and James Harrison third, with Tyler Hannay, Matthew Cooil and Corrin Leeming just behind in fourth, fifth and sixth places. The top under-14 rider was Ralf Holden in eighth spot.

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20th April

* A total of 308 competitors braved last Tuesday night’s cold and blustery conditions to compete in round two of the RL360 Youth League at the NSC. Before the racing got underway RL360’s Angela Gregory handed over the company’s sponsorship cheque for 2018.

Battling against a strong headwind down the finishing straight, Bella Quaye outran breakaway companion Euan Kinnish to grab the number one slot in the born 2013 and later age group. Jackson Roberts pipped Eli Dawson for the final place on the podium and Riley Faragher kept chasers Harry Kinrade, India Smith, Austin Baglow and Ciaran Grimshaw at bay for fifth. Daisy Teare came in on her own to complete the top ten.

In the Novices class Lauren Hoch overcame Holly Beattie and Elliott Barron in the tussle for first place. Bradley Malone was a solid fourth and Aditya Varshney passed Claudia Hoch in the closing stages to snatch fifth. Alfie Jacobs led Jenson Baglow, Eugene McKiernan, Charlotte Ashall, Alexander Jones and Ted Thompson over the line for seventh, with Naomi Nesbitt spearheading the rest of the large field home in 13th place.

Completing a hat trick of wins for the girls, Poppy Clayton edged out Cameron Eyres in the dash for maximum points in the born 2012 category. Gracie Evans beat Tommy Bass in the fight for third and Timothy Clarke was too quick for Oliver Kennington, Noah Hutchinson and Oscar Maddrell in the rush for fifth. Henry Kinrade was a lonely ninth and Charlie Quine stayed clear of chasers Aeden Le Roux, Callum Leslie and Finley Quirk to secure the remaining place on the top ten leader board.

Finbar McSevney led from start to finish in the born 2011 event. Jacob Wilson and Alex McCullagh were a safe second and third, with Joshua Moffitt outsprinting Toby Costain and Bernat Munoz-Fite for fourth. Top girl Erin Morgan was seventh closely followed by Charlie Dormer, Dylan Honeyman, Macaulay Teare and Samuel Kinnish. The fast finishing Bobby Kewley escaped from a seven-strong chasing group to claim 12th.

 Onchan’s Liam Blake set the pace at the front of the born 2010 race and was never headed. Kylan Murphy edged Brad Le Geyt for the runners-up spot and leading girl Lula Kinnish rode away from fellow chasers Daniel Minay and Conor Madsen-Mygdal to bag fourth. Max Messenger was seventh and Harrison Skillan fought off Alfie Kinrade and Casey Clague in the scrap for eighth.

Four riders contested the finish of the born 2009 race with Zach Jones getting the verdict over Eddie Dillon, May-Saa Smith and Abi Clayton. Cameron Hounsell was fifth and Tom Pickavance surged ahead of Harry Beattie, Henry Dormer and Graihagh Morgan for sixth. Grace Wolstencroft rounded off the top ten.

In the born 2008 class Deaglan Blake got the better of Freddie Griffin in the final lunge for the line. Charlie Williams was a secure third and Leon Murphy got past T.J.Teare to grab fourth. Edward Field ousted George Kinnish and Lewis Quirk in the dash for sixth, while Deane Aspell warded off Tiana Kelly and Fynn Bradley in the tussle for ninth.

After gapping the field on the opening lap, Cian Howard soloed to victory in the born 2007 and earlier grouping. Orry Lund eased ahead of James Kinrade in the scamper for second and Jordan Carter came from behind to seize fourth from Nicola Quaye. Second girl Chloe Dillon won the bunch gallop for sixth.

Freddie Griffin came out on top in the four-strong sprint that decided the top positions in the combined under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Charlie Williams was second, Myles Le Geyt third and Deaglan Blake fourth, with Joel Long and Kylan Murphy just behind in fifth and sixth positions. Eddie Dillon was the top under 8 rider in seventh spot and Abi Clayton the best girl in ninth place.

In the under-12 racing bikes Cian Howard emerged from a leading group of five frontrunners to record his second success of the night. Owen Collins was second closely followed by Ivan Sorby, Drystan Sewell and Orry Lund in third, fourth and fifth respectively. Sophie Smith led out Nicola Quaye to take the girls’ prize in sixth place.

The fast improving James Harrison produced a powerful turn of speed to get the better of  Will Corkill in the sprint at the end of the twenty lap under-16’s racing bikes. Aaron Lund was third and Tyler Hannay fourth. Matthew Cooil and Corrin Leeming wrapped up the top six. Zac Walker was the top under-14 in eighth place and Shellan Leeming the first girl in 13th slot.

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15th April

* Despite the murky and very cold conditions, there was a good turnout of 231 riders at the NSC last Tuesday night for the opening round of the 2018 RL360 Youth League. Thankfully, the rain that persisted for most of the morning stopped in time for the track to dry out, although the fading light meant that some of the races had to be run at reduced distances.

The born 2013 & later age group got the proceedings underway, with Euan Kinnish outsprinting breakaway partner and leading girl Bella Quaye for the honours. Jackson Roberts, Eli Dawson and Harry Kinrade came in separately to claim third, fourth and fifth places respectively, while India Smith came from behind to pip Austin Baglow for sixth. Jasper Cain, Liam Lonergan and Daisy Teare completed the top ten.

Aditya Varshney outran top girl Lauren Hoch in the dash for the line in the novices class. Charlotte Ashall beat Holly Beattie and Elliott Barrow in the fight for third, with Jenson Baglow overtaking Claudia Hoch to bag sixth. Bradley Malone was a lonely eighth and Alfie Jacobs kept Naomi Nesbitt at bay for ninth. Jack Kelly and Ted Thompson rounded off the top twelve leader board.

In the born 2012 event Poppy Clayton edged out Cameron Eyres for the win. George Hampton rode clear of Gracie Evans to fill the final place on the podium and Timothy Clarke was too quick for Henry Kinrade in the tussle for fifth. Daniel Cretney headed fellow chasers Oscar Maddrell, Kieran Binns and Callum Smith home for seventh.

Peel’s Finbar McSevney got the better of fellow frontrunner Jacob Wilson in the battle for maximum points in the in the born 2011 race. Alex McCullagh and Toby Coatain were a safe third and fourth, with the fast finishing Erin Morgan clipping off the front of the main chasing group to snatch fifth from Charlie Dormer. Dylan Honeyman was seventh and Samuel Kinnish led Bobby Kerruish in for eighth. Josie Quirk won the  gallop for tenth.

Kylan Murphy powered away from Stanley Kinnish to secure the victory in the born 2010 class. First girl Lula Kinnish held off Max Messenger in the struggle for third and Alfie Kinrade escaped from the chasing pack to grab fifth. Archie Mulholland was a solid sixth and Harrison Skillan ousted Cameron Leslie for seventh.

In the born 2009 category May-Saa Smith got the verdict in a four-up sprint for the line. Abi Clayton was second closely followed by Zach Jones and Eddie Dillon in third and fourth places. Cameron Hounsell spearheaded Tom Pickavance and Harry Beattie home for fifth, with Henry Dormer just behind in eighth spot. Max Davies and Graighagh Morgan wrapped up the top ten.

Freddie Griffin stole a march on Joel Long to take the win in the born 2008 contest. Charlie Williams was a good third and T.J.Teare overcame George Kinnish for fourth. Leon Murphy trailed in for sixth and Emily Rewsin was the first girl in 9th position.

Oscar Gaylor surged ahead of a seven-strong leading group to seize the top slot in the born 2007 and earlier grouping. Orry Lund nicked second ahead of Nicola Quaye, James Kinrade and Cian Howard.

In the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Alec Sorby attacked his ten travelling companions on the final lap and cruised to victory. Freddie Griffin, Charlie Williams and Eddie Dillon also broke free to fill second, third and fourth places, with George Kinnish supreme in the gallop for fifth. May-Saa Smith was the first girl in seventh spot.

 Cian Howard led the charge in the under-12 racing bikes, edging out Oscar Gaylor and Ivan Sorby in the final lunge for the chequered flag. Owen Collins, Orry Lund and Rio Kelly were just behind in fourth to sixth positions, while Sophie Smith edged Nicola Quaye for the girls’ prize in seventh place.

Fresh from his stage win in the Youth Tour of Scotland, Will Corkill came out on top in the bunch sprint at the end of the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes. First year youth A riders Matthew Cooil and Jack Christian did well to finish second and third ahead of James Harrison, Aaron Lund and Corrin Leeming in 4th-6th places. Zac Walker was the top U/14 in eighth position and Shellan Leeming the best girl in 11th spot.

 Full results here

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2nd November

* The prize presentation for Team RL360’s 2017 Youth Cycling League was held recently in the Villa Marina’s Royal Hall.

RL360’s Communications Executive Angela Gregory, assisted by guest of honour  Drops Cycling Team professional Anna Christian, handed out the medals and prizes in front of a packed audience.

Reaffirming the league’s position as the biggest event of its kind in the British Isles and beyond, a total of 542 competitors took part in the 2017 series, with an average of more than 250 turning out for each of the 17 rounds completed.

The yellow jersey winners were named as Jackson Roberts, Clodagh Briercliffe, Cameron Eyres, Poppy Clayton, Finbar McSevney, Abigail Cowell, Stanley Kinnish, Lula Kinnish, Eddie Dillon (2 classes), May-Saa Smith (2 classes), Alec Sorby, Fearne Bregazzi (2 classes), Cian Howard (2 classes), Florence Griffin, Ivan Sorby, Nicola Quaye, James Scott, Kiera Prentice, Tyler Annis, Sophie Smith, Zac Walker, Tyler Hannay, Darcy Cain, Max Walker and Amelia Sharpe.

The team’s special award winners were also disclosed on the night. May-Saa Smith picked up the Peter Buckley Trophy as the most promising young rider, while James Harrison received the Steve Hislop Cup for the most improved rider and British youth series champion Amelia Sharpe collected the Marie Noon Plague as the team’s leading girl.

Max Walker acquired the James Berry Memorial Trophy as the 2017 under-16’s champion and Adam Scarffe gained the Alex Forrest Cup in recognition of his excellent performances on and off the Island.

Finally, Amelia Sharpe and Matthew Cooil were the recipients of the Stuart Quayle and George Wilson Memorial bursaries respectively, with Max Walker, Tosh Teare, Will Corkill and Adam Scarffe sharing RL360’s annual £1,000 achievement bursary.

The whole evening was streamed live by Jo Pack on “The Sport Package” facebook page.

Final League Results for 2017 here

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3rd September

* A total of 191 competitors fought their way through the busy MGP traffic to contest last Tuesday night’s 19th and final round of the 2017 RL360 Youth League.

Before the action got underway Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK and Minister for Sport Graham Cregeen MHK presented former Team RL360 members Thomas “Jimmy” Bostock and Tara Ferguson with framed certificates commemorating their medal winning performances in the recent Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas.

Making the most of the near perfect conditions, Poppy Clayton outsprinted Cameron Eyres and Gracie Evans for her 13th win in the born 2012 & later age group. Kieran Binns pipped Oliver Kennington for fourth and Oscar Maddrell stayed clear of chasers Euan Kinnish, Henry Kinrade and India Smith to claim sixth. Charley Skillen won the bunch gallop for tenth.

In the novices class Jackson Roberts rode away from fellow escapee Lukas Wooton on the finishing straight to bag maximum points for the seventh time in the series. Ewan McCubbon was a safe third and leading girl Hollie Beattie maintained a solid fourth ahead of Daniel Baker, John Quaye and Naomi Nesbitt in fifth to seventh places. Elliott Dowd-Williams shaded Elliott Sayle in the tussle for eighth and Alexander Jones outran Bradley Malone and Alisha McCullagh in the rush for tenth.

Finbar McSevney passed Jacob Wilson in the closing stages to grab the top slot in the born 2011 category. Alex McCullagh was a solid third and Charlie Dormer ousted Bernat Munoz-Fite in the group gallop for fourth. Macaulay Teare, Bobby Kerruish, Toby Costain, Joshua Moffitt and Abigail Cowell completed the top ten.

Returning from a four week holiday in the USA, Stanley Kinnish went from the gun in the born 2010 event and soloed to victory. Kylan Murphy got the better of Brad Le Geyt in the dash for second and top girl Lula Kinnish came in on her own to secure fourth. Max Messenger overcame Daniel Minay and Conor Madsen-Mygdal in the scrap for fifth, with Thomas Hutchinson leading Hugh Osborn and Rebecca Radcliffe over the line for eighth.

In the born 2009 age group Eddie Dillon edged out Cameron Hounsell and Tom Pickavance in the final lunge for the top step on the podium. May-Saa Smith came from behind to snatch fourth from Zach Jones and Harry Beattie led Henry Dormer in for sixth. Florrie Thomas was a lonely eighth and Matthew Hooper outgunned Ben Coole, Jazzy Dillon and Harry Jones in the battle for ninth.

Alec Sorby clipped off the front of a leading group of seven riders to pick up his ninth win in the born 2008 class. T.J. Teare and Charlie Williams were second and third, closely followed by Leon Murphy, Fearne Bregazzi, Nathan Hubbard and George Kinnish. Bob Radcliffe, Jamie Gibson and Ella Darnill came in together to round off the top ten leader board.

Continuing his recent run of good form, Orry Lund took the chequered flag in the born 2007 race. Oscar Gaylor held off Jordan Carter and James Kinrade in the struggle for the runners-up spot, while Ed Coole kept first girl Jess Pickavance at bay for fifth. In the following born 2006 & earlier grouping James Scott produced an impressive turn of speed to notch up his maiden win in front of travelling companions Callum Salisbury, Ivan Sorby, Chloe Dillon and Nicola Quaye.      

The ever improving Oscar Gaylor got the better of his five breakaway companions to gain his first ever success in the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes. Orry Lund beat Alec Sorby, Charlie Williams, Rio Kelly and James Kinrade in the battle for second, while Florence Griffin edged Fearne Bregazzi for the girls’ prize in tenth spot.

The under-12 racing bikes five lapper ended in a similar fashion with Tyler Annis getting the verdict over Niall Colquitt in a frantic final sprint. Ivan Sorby was third and Sophie Smith the best girl in eighth place.

Tosh Teare emerged from a leading group of ten riders to increase his tally of wins in the under 14 and under-16 racing bikes to three. Newly discovered sprint ace Dan Sowerby was second and overall leader Max Walker third. Will Corkill, Aaron Lund, Zac Walker, Adam Scarffe, Tyler Hannay, Corrin Leeming and first girl Amelia Sharpe were just behind in fourth to tenth places respectively.

* The league’s final overall placings and special award winners will be revealed at the prize presentation in the Villa Marina on Saturday, 16th September.

Full results here

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3rd September

* Despite the gloomy weather conditions and MGP practice road closures, there was a good turnout of 171 competitors at the NSC last Tuesday night for the 18th and penultimate round of the RL360 Youth League.

In the born 2012 & later class Poppy Clayton scored her 12th success of the series, outgunning Cameron Eyres and Gracie Evans in the rush for the chequered flag. Oliver Kennington led Kieran Binns, Charlie Quine and Seamus Hall home for fourth, with Noah Hutchinson just behind in a solid eighth place. Euan Kinnish and Oscar Maddrell trailed in separately to complete the top ten.

A fast start splintered the field in the novices event. Lukas Wooton, Jackson Roberts, Lewis Stephens, William Chadwick and Ewan McCubbon came in line astern to fill the top five positions, while Isla Mulholland ousted Holly Beattie and Naomi Nesbitt for the girls’ honours in sixth place. John Quaye got the verdict over Johnny Summers, Scarlett Baird, Lucia Osborn and Alisha McCullagh in the group dash for ninth.

Finbar McSevney attacked breakaway companions Jacob Wilson and Alex McCullagh on the final lap of the born 2011 age group to bag maximum points for the 14th time this season. Toby Costain was a close fourth and Bernat Munoz-Fite got past Charlie Dormer on the finishing straight to snatch fifth. Macaulay Teare beat Abigail Cowell and Samuel Kinnish in the tussle for seventh.

In the born 2010 category Kylan Murphy and Liam Blake went from the gun and stayed clear to the finish where Murphy sprinted to victory. Brad Le Geyt was a lonely third and Max Messenger edged out Harrison Skillan and Daniel Minay for fourth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal pipped Archie Mulholland for seventh and Hugh Osborn retained ninth ahead of the fast finishing Thomas Hutchinson. The first girl was Rebecca Radcliffe in 12th spot.

Cameron Hounsell had the extra turn of speed to outdo fellow frontrunners Eddie Dillon, Tom Pickavance, Zach Jones, May-Saa Smith and Abi Clayton in the final gallop for the top slot in the born 2009 race. Harry Beattie and Henry Dormer were a safe seventh and eighth, with Florrie Thomas getting the better of Jazzy Dillon in the scrap for ninth.

Alec Sorby emerged from a front group of five riders to grab the win in the born 2008 class. Deaglan Blake was second closely followed by Charlie Williams, Fearne Bregazzi and Leon Murphy. Ballaugh’s Bob Radcliffe eased away from Ella Darnill and Jamie Gibson to secure sixth, while travelling companions Ryan Batty and Jonty Shimmin came in together to round off the top ten leader board.

The born 2007 and born 2006 & earlier groupings were both affected by a reduction in numbers. Cian Howard powered away from fellow escapee Charlie Scarffe to win the former, while Ivan Sorby edged ahead of James Scott and Callum Salisbury to claim the number one slot in the latter. Florence Griffin and Chloe Dillon were the top girls in each class.

In the under-8 and under-10 racing bikes Alec Sorby a twelve-strong leading group was gradually whittled down to four. At the finish it was Alec Sorby who emerged to take the victory from Rio Kelly, Charlie Williams and Charlie Scarffe. Fifth placed Cameron Hounsell edged out Eddie Dillon for the U/8 honours and Fearne Bregazzi took the girls’ prize in eighth spot.

Tyler Annis outsprinted Niall Colquitt and Ivan Sorby for his ninth success in the U/12 racing bikes. Callum Salisbury overcame Drystan Sewell in the fight for fourth and Oliver Corkish held off leading girl Sophie Smith in the battle for sixth.

Will Corkill produced the ride of the night to win the U/14 & U/16 racing bikes. Corkill and Zac Walker got away together at one third distance. Walker found the pace too hot and, with seven laps to go, dropped back to the chasing group. Following a spirited chase Corkill was eventually caught on the final lap. However, the Glen Vine youngster was not prepared to let all his hard work go to waste and  he made a supreme effort in the final sprint to take the victory, his first at the NSC, by a tyre’s width from Dan Sowerby. Tosh Teare was third and Shellan Leeming the first girl in 12th position.

Full results here

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2nd September

* A total of 203 competitors turned out at the NSC last Tuesday night for round 17 of the RL360 Youth League.

Cameron Eyres returned from holiday to grab the top slot in the born under 12 and later age group, surging away from the field and soloing to victory. Charlie Quine edged out Kieran Binns for second and Oliver Kennington got the better of Henry Kinrade and Noah Hutchinson in the battle for fourth. George Lee came from behind to snatch seventh from Finley Quirk and Euan Kinnish, while Holly Davies led Poppy Clayton, Charley Skillen, Oscar Maddrell and Austin Baglow home to claim the girls’ award in tenth place.

Notching up his fifth win of the series, Jackson Roberts went from the gun in the novices event and was never seen again. Lukas Wooton and Lewis Stephens were a safe second and third, with top girl Clodagh Briercliffe beating Thomas McEvoy and Ewan Cubbon in the dash for fourth. Isla Mulholland was seventh and Jacob Wright outran Elliott Dowd-Williams, Holly Beattie, Naomi Nesbitt and John Quaye in the race for eighth.

In the born 2011 category Jacob Wilson rode away from the previously unbeaten Finbar McSevney to record his maiden win. Toby Costain ousted Alex McCullagh for third and Charlie Dormer stayed clear of Macaulay Teare and Joshua Moffitt to bag fifth. Bobby Kerruish held off leading girl Erin Morgan in the scrap for eighth and Samuel Kinnish came home alone to complete the top ten.

Continuing his recent run of good form, Kylan Murphy overcame a strong challenge from Liam Blake to secure his third successive win in the born 2010 class . Brad Le Geyt was a solitary third and Harrison Skillan pipped Ffinlo Thomas and Daniel Minay for fourth. Conor Madsen-Mygdal and Illiam Thomas grabbed seventh and eighth ahead of the fast finishing duo of Archie Mulholland and Max Messenger. The first girl was Rebecca Radcliffe in 13th position.

Just back from a trip to the USA, a tired Eddie Dillon still had enough speed in his legs to fend off breakaway companions Cameron Hounsell, Tom Pickavance and Abi Clayton in the sprint for the born 2009 honours. Harry Beattie headed Zach Jones and Henry Dormer over the line for fifth, with Max Davies maintaining station in eighth place. Matthew Hooper and Graihagh Morgan came in together to round off the top ten leader board.

Deaglen Blake and Alec Sorby slipped away from a leading group of ten riders to take first and second respectively in the born 2008 three lapper. Fearne Bregazzi outpaced Charlie Williams for third and T.J.Teare was too quick for Edward Field in the scrap for fifth. Bob Radcliffe, Lewis Quirk, Ella Darnill, Leon Murphy and Jamie Gibson trailed in separately to fill seventh to 11th places.

In the born 2007 event Cian Howard attacked fellow frontrunner Orry Lund at the start of the final lap and powered away to victory. Lund held onto second place ahead of fast closing chasers Oscar Gaylor, Charlie Scarffe, Jordan Carter and James Kinrade. Seventh placed Florence Griffin was the best girl.

An injection of pace in the closing stages split the field in the born 2006 & earlier grouping. Ivan Sorby shook off Mairi Harrison and Callum Salisbury on the finishing straight to take the win, with Nicola Quaye, Ella Griffin just behind in fifth and sixth positions.

Eight riders circulated together at the head of the under-8 & under-10 racing bikes. At the finish it was Orry Lund who took the sprint from Alec Sorby and Rio Kelly. Fearne Bregazzi was the top girl in ninth place and Cameron Hounsell the first under-8 rider in tenth spot.

The under-12 racing bikes started slowly with very few attacks. The race eventually got going in the build-up to the final gallop which Tyler Annis won. The hard working Niall Colquitt was second and Ivan Sorby third. Mairi Harrison, Nicola Quaye and Ella Griffin filled the top three steps on the girls’ podium.

In contrast to the previous race the under-14 and under-16 racing bikes was fast and furious from beginning to end. Nine riders eventually got away with attacks coming thick and fast from Tosh Teare, James Harrison and Will Corkill. However, no one was allowed to escape and in the end the final outcome was decided in a bunch sprint in which Dan Sowerby produced an impressive turn of speed to claim his maiden win. Series leader Max Walker was second and Will Corkill third, with Kiera Prentice the best girl in 13th place.

Please note that the league continues as usual during the Festival of Motorcycling fortnight, with rounds 18 and 19 taking place on Tuesdays 22nd and 29th of August.

Full results here

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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