Memorable Night for Gower Riders at Abergavenny Cycling Festival

Gower Riders Cycling Club has enjoyed more success with a memorable evening at the Abergavenny Festival of Cycling.

The festival, one of the highlights of the Welsh cycling calendar, saw the Swansea based club dominate, taking victories in three different races.

The first victory of the evening went to Kellan Heuberger who crossed the line ahead of his rivals to claim the win in the boys under eight race.

It was then the turn of Lara Elias to taste victory when she pulled away from the field on the final climb to take the honours in the girls under eight race. She was joined on the podium by team-mate Katie Evans who finished third.

The successful night was then rounded off when reigning Welsh circuit racing champion, Imogen Morris, took victory in the girls under 12 race.

Commenting on the victories, Gower Riders Chairperson, Kathryn Elias said:

As a club we’re really proud of everyone who competed here tonight. The victories for Kellan, Lara and Imogen are just rewards for the hard work they put in week in, week out. All three are regulars at our Saturday morning Go-Ride sessions where they learn the skills needed to be a successful cyclist.

Our junior section is booming and whilst we may not have the purpose-built facilities that other clubs benefit from, we do have a dedicated batch of coaches and volunteers. This allows all the children in the club to thrive and fullfill their potential.”

Gower Riders’ popular GoRide sessions are held at Gowerton Comprehensive School every Saturday morning at 9:45. The sessions include bike handling and skills sessions as well as fun races. The sessions are open to anyone aged 6-16.

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