Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Event: 16 March 2013
Report: Morag Lamont/Snowdon Sports
Riders at the final round of the Edinburgh Youth Activcity Season Starter Series were greeted with sleet showers and freezing temperatures – but it didn’t stop the youngsters putting on some great racing at the Royal Highland Showground on Saturday.
Ben Forsyth and Emma Borthwick (both Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT) took the honours in the Youth A races.
In the Boys race a group of six riders got a gap on the bunch, but despite repeated attacks nothing stuck. But when series leader Grant Martin of Perth United came unstuck on a corner the other five knew they were all in with a chance.
Ben took the lead into the final corner, putting himself in pole position for the sprint, which he won by a bike length.
In the girls race three riders, Emma Borthwick (Edinburgh RC), Rhona Callander (Wallace Warriors) and Sarah Bradford (Johnstone Jets) broke away from the rest, but with two laps to go Emma jumped away from the other girls and held on to take the win.
Youth A Boys:
1 Ben Forsyth (Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT)
2 Mathew Peters (Perth United CC)
3 Rory Mellis (Ronde)
4 Matthias Barnet (Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT)
5 Andy Brown (Perth United CC)
Youth A Girls:
1 Emma Borthwick (Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT)
2 Sarah Bradford (Johnstone Jets)
3 Lulu Bartlett (City of Edinburgh RT)
4 Phililppa Samphier (Wallace Warriors)
5 Keira Johnstone (Johnstone Jets)
Youth B Boys:
1 Joe Nally (Hardie Bikes)
2 Sean Flynn (Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT)
3 Danny Mullholland (Johnstone Jets)
Youth B Girls:
1 Rhona Callander (Wallace Warriors)
2 Jenny Holl (Wallace Warriors)
3 Eleanor Strathdee (Edinburgh RC/Martin Currie RT)
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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.