Location: MK Bowl, Buckinghamshire
Event: 24 March 2012
Report: Snowdon Sports
Youth had its day at the second round of the Team MK Early Season Series as 14-year-old Grace Garner (RST-Trigon Bikes) and Keira McVitty (Buzzcycles.co.uk), 16, filled the top two places in the women’s race.
A seven-strong group went clear early in the race and stayed away to contest the finish despite a number of attempts to create a split – Louise Mahe (Mule Bar Girls) particularly active – with Leicester’s Garner, an under-14 national champion on the track and the younger sister of junior world champion Lucy, taking the sprint ahead of national under-16 circuit champion McVitty.
1 Grace Garner (RST-Trigon Bikes)
2 Keira Mcvitty (Buzzcycles.co.uk)
3 Molly Weaver (Scott Epic)
4 Louise Mahe (Mule Bar Girls)
5 Clare Leaver (Team Zappi)
6 Anna Reid (Team Zappi)
7 Sian Findlay (Team Zappi) all same time
8 Harriet Owen (Node4-Giordana Racing)
9 Karen Chignall (Team MK)
10 Rebecca Keogh (Solihull CC)
British Cycling would like to thank the organising team, officials and everyone else who helped promote this event. Our sport could not exist without the hundreds of people, many of them unpaid volunteers, who put in many hours of hard work running events, activities and clubs.