Inspired by Mike ...

… on Friday I went to our local velodrome to watch the track League.

Nothing at all to do with birds and I will delete if asked.

I first joined Welwyn Wheelers when I was 14 and enjoyed club riding with several past and future internationals and a couple of future Olympians.

I used to do a milk round and a fellow milk boy ended up riding track at the Montreal Olympics. Strangely the same guy turned up on Friday to see how ‘the old club’ was doing. Our club currently have Emma and Laura Trott making their names on British, European and World cycling with Laura the World Junior Track Champion.

Just a few pics showing the enthusiasm that runs right through the youth cycling movement – the future for British Cycling looks good way past 2012. Lets hope that our schools and do gooders don’t beat the idea and enjoyment of competition out of our youngsters.

Of course the Track League still has full fields of seniors but the kids are the future

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12 Jul, 2011
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littlewren said:

brilliant photos....

12 Jul, 2011
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johnponting said:

Thanks Sheila.

12 Jul, 2011
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Nice set John

12 Jul, 2011
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jane said:

Great to see the joy and enthusiasm on those kids faces John !

12 Jul, 2011
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johnponting said:

Totally agree jane. No matter how small, they race from whistle to finish line.

12 Jul, 2011
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jane said:

I know....just look at the face on pic 7 !! Sheer determination !!

13 Jul, 2011
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mike said:

You give me too much credit John for like you, I believe all subjects are a vehicle towards improving your work on your main targets. These are good pictures - nicely taken and if my count is right "3" of them have birds????? anyway.

13 Jul, 2011
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johnponting said:

The distaff side are very well represented on the track at the moment - Victoria Pendleton is a great role model as well magnificent eye candy.

I rode with Vicky's father Max many years ago so can get away with comments like that.

16 Jul, 2011
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robashfield said:

Nice pics John...agree about VP she is!!!lol

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