Cyclists try on Olympic medals for size

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Boston Wheelers’ junior Green Team have been trying on Olympic medals for size.

Last week the youngsters got the chance to meet Bryan Steel, who gave a talk about his Olympic exploits and preparations (pictured).

The juniors were also given the opportunity to put on his silver and bronze medals, which he won in team pursuit at Athens and Sydney respectively.

Inspired by this talk, they provided the best racing seen in Boston on Saturday at the Boston Wheelers’ CC Go-Ride Tour event, which celebrated the Tour de France being held in England. Boston have some of the best young riders in the county and many of them claimed yellow shirts on the day.

The Senior team have also provided some outstanding racing lately and the Tuesday 10-mile TT league continues to provide some outstanding performances.

Earl Taylor has just about wrapped up first place with one of the best rides of the season, clocking 22 mins 52 secs.

However, Darren Smith continues to push him all the way, recording 23 mins 14 secs this week.

Other times: Martin White 23-55, Nick Milward 24-34, Nigel Clare 25-49, Simon Plaice 25-58, Pete Flint 26-13, Maddy Verdegaal (lady) 26-24, Jonathan Self 26-25, Sam Trotter (youth) 31-54.

Boston United and Boston Wheelers have joined forces to create a Social Cycling event available for all on Thursday evenings, leaving the Jakemans Stadium at 6.30pm.