Matt goes from back to front

Matt Holmes

Matt Holmes - Credit: Submitted

From a start slot on the back of the grid, Mid-Devon CC Youth Academy starlet Matt Holmes (pictured) posted a fastest-lap time on his way to second overall (U12) at the Southern CX  Series Round Two in the New Forest.

Anna and Molly Lane finished second and third in the girls' under-14 class, while Bayley Woodger was ninth in the under-12 group at the VC Venta CX meeting at Winchester.

Talented teenager Callum Start was on top form on a fast day at the CS South Hams' 10-mile Time Trial on the tough South Brent-Avonwick course.

Senior winners Rob Shaw (22mins 47secs) and joint-fastest Ladies Martina Geraghty and Catherine Hilton (29.34) all set new course records, while Start (24.46) was an impressive fourth overall and first junior.

Other Mid-Devon times: James Pearcy 25.40, Harry Loader 25.44, Robin Delve, Mark Sanders, Kevin Weymouth all 26.59, Henry Howells 27.38.