CYCLING: Three members of the Southend Wheelers youth team were competing in the National Youth 10-mile time trial championships at the Malory Park race circuit, Leicestershire.

Fastest club rider on the day was Tom Womack finishing in a time of 24:58 (13th in his age group), followed by Cavan Burrows 25:05, (21st in his age group), and Antoine Rouyer-Brown 25:36 (13th age group), all setting new PB's in the process.

Club coach Chris Smith said: "This is the first time our club has had three youth riders in the GHS finals and I am so pleased with how all of them performed in their first National Championships.

"It’s great to see youth riders coming in to our sport, and our club in particular, I would encourage anyone who wishes to cycle race to come along and see what we are all about."

The following morning Cavan Burrows was in action again alongside Dan Walsh and James Longeran in representing the club in the ECCA 25 Time Trial.

All three produced excellent times with both Dan Walsh and Cavan Burrows both medalling in the handicap results.

Walsh took first place in a time of 59:09, Burrows taking second place in a time of 1:05:12, whilst reducing his 25-mile PB by four minutes.

James Lonergan was the fastest rider of the trio finishing in a time of 58:29, just outside of the top 10.

While the youth riders were competing in the Nationals, Katie-Ann Elliston was competing at the Spalding Grass Track meeting, where she finished with an overall placing of third in the senior Ladies omnium and seventh in the National 5km event

Meanwhile, Dan Jenkins continues to prove that age is only a number, with another outstanding performance recording 20:57 in the East Anglian VTTA open 10-mile, while his son James Jenkins, a former club youth rider, now competing for RichardsonsTrek recorded 18:22.

>If you are feeling inspired, then why not come and join Southend Wheelers on a Sunday morning at Canewdon Village hall.