Suffolk Youth Race Team (SYRT) had its launch on the 16th of December at IBC’s cyclocross event at Trinity Park. The team had 9 riders out in Under 8s, U10’s, U12s and Under 14s out of around 16 approximately. Most of the riders were chasing league positions, with a view to move up a position or hold onto a position. The team is doing very well in the Eastern Cross League with Callum in 4th place and Eva in first place. In under 10s we have Abbey who is regional champion in 2nd place, and now after coming second on the 16th now not looking like regaining 1st place, and almost certainly coming 2nd. In under 12s we have the ever present and very quick Ben Howlett who is looking at 4th or 5th in the league, and is fighting hard. Ben came 3rd which was very good considering the field he is competing in and also beat Oscar Everett for the first time this year. Well done Ben. Outside of the league we had Oscar riding in Under 14s, who rode very well in a very fast race. I’m sure that Oscars mum, family and friends were impressed with his natural talent. Imogen and Kian both had a great time in the under 12s, after a lengthy time out. Great to see Imogen having fun, and enjoying the social gathering at the end of the race with her team mates. Monty rode very confidently in his first race in Under 12s, and finishing well. We met new members Tallulah and Aaron who should be racing before the seasons out. The youths had a great time, and that’s the most important thing.