On behalf of the MSW well-known local cyclist and cycle business owner, Dave Mellor speaks of the recent successes of the junior section: “I organised the regional heat of the Cycling Time Trials National Time Trial Championships for 16s and under and I'm glad to say that 5 youngsters won through to the Final in September. In 2014 we were lucky enough to win the individual overall National Championship and the Team Classification (3 riders combined time) for which the riders are awarded the GHS Trophy. This is a shield which is literally waist high and is the biggest trophy available for domestic cycling competition. We will be very lucky to win the individual boys title this year, as with all age related sport for youngsters you need the co-operation of parents to actually produce an offspring at precisely the right time to produce "old" 16 year olds at the time of the final!
"We do however have a very good chance of taking the girls title with Hetty Niblett and retain the team competition.
“In the older age category of Junior 17 and 18s we had James Elmore take a very good 3rd place in the National Series race at Loughborough recently. We are very grateful to Greenhous for their support and the Greenhous logo stands out on our club kit which is great news!”
Seventeen year old George Evans has been riding with the MSW since he was 13 and he was the winner of the national GHS individual trophy for a 10 mile time trial. James Elmore, also seventeen, explained the nature of competition the young riders face: “There is a National Junior Series of ten road races over distances between 60 and 70 miles. I came third in the last one at Loughborough. We also have multi-stage races for example the Junior Tours of Wales and The Isle of Man where we have three stages of 50 miles and a 5 mile time trial.”
Ewan Grivell-Mellor, 16, is the son of ex GB International Melanie Grivell and he has aspirations of emulating his Mother’s glittering racing career. He will be a part of the team which takes part in the 2015 GHS National Championship along with colleagues Devon Round, 15, Kieran Morris, 14, Rhiannon Tansley, 12 and Hetty Niblett, 16, who is a reigning girls National Junior Champion in the 10 mile time trial.
Pictured are left to right: Ewan Grivell-Mellor, James Elmore, Dave Mellor and George Evans at the Sports Village race track in Shrewsbury.