Wheelers are in fine form

Jael and Maddy.
Jael and Maddy.

Young Boston Wheelers impressed at the first round of the Pedal Pushers Series.

Competing at Barkstone Heath on Saturday, the junior Green Team lead the way with a great win for seven-year-old Jael Maw in her first ever road race.

Not to be outdone, seven-year-old Thomas Smith.

He was also competing in his first competitive race.

It was a day for debuts as Maddy Verdegaal completed a trio of first-time racers.

The 17-year-old claimed a very close second place in the senior women’s race.

She was only beaten by half a wheel by a much more experienced rider.

Earl Taylor found the pace tougher as a new category three rider.

He finished in the lead group of the senior category two and three race after a furious 65 minutes of racing.

Go-Ride sessions, which are aimed at introducing youngsters to cycling, are continuing at the Princess Royal Sports Arena on Saturday mornings.

They begin at at 10.30am and are open to any child with a bike and helmet.