The London Youth Games

It was a full day of sporting action at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games finals held on Saturday 4 July at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The London Youth Games are Europe’s largest youth sports festival with events held across 30 different sports.

Ray and Chris Kelly were the Directeurs Sportif for the Brent Cycling team at the games. This meant an early start as the games started at 9am over in south London. The games were delayed by heavy rain, but after a two hour delay racing eventually started in what was to be muddy and very technical conditions.

The Brent cycling team were competing against 25 other London boroughs. Competition was very strong and Brent finished in 18th place on the Time Trials, 15th in the Girls Road Race and 18th in the Boys Road Race. However they saved their best till last with a highly impressive and accomplished display of pyramid building for the team photo.

Well done to all our riders for taking part and for looking so smart in their Willesden jerseys.

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