Lance Childs and George Pittock have continued their good start to the London Youth Track League (LYTL), which is now half way through its pre-Christmas programme.

LYTL was established to provide youth and junior riders with track racing that is specific to meeting the needs of their age group. Meetings are held fortnightly at the Lee Valley Velodrome from October to March, and each meeting includes a 40 lap scratch race, 1km dash, elimination race and 40 lap points race.

Lance, in his third year at the competition, and George, in his first, are currently mid-table in Group 2 of three boys groups. There is very little between the two Thanet RC boys, who have their own friendly rivalry.

Lance and George are travelling further than most other riders, leaving straight from school and arriving home close to midnight, but they are growing in confidence, developing their track skills and look competent in a competition that includes most of the top-ranked road and track riders in their age groups.

Race results and the LYTL League table can be found at –—results.html