George Pittock and Lance Childs represented Thanet RC at the opening round of the London Youth Track League 2016/17 (LYTL) at the Lee Valley Velodrome last night (Thursday).

The 96 boys and girls on the start list read like a “who’s who” of youth racing and underlined the achievement of both boys in being selected to race.

Groups are based on ability rather than licence category and riders can be moved up or down depending on performance. George and Lance were placed in the middle of three boys groups and comfortably held their own amongst some notable opposition. Provisional results were:

Scratch Race: George 18th out of 27, Lance 16th

1km Dash: George 16th, Lance 15th

Elimination Race: George 20th, Lance DNF due to crash

40 Lap Points Race: George 12th, Lance 15th.

This was a good solid start for Lance in his third season at LYTL and for George on his debut in the competition, and both can look forward to the next round with confidence. LYTL continues fortnightly on Thursday evenings for a total of 10 rounds.

Post by Phil Pittock