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Thomas heads the northern challenge at UK cycling finals
12:30pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
AN Astley schoolboy enjoyed cycle speedway success in a field of the UK’s top 25 riders at the British individuals’ finals weekend at Warwick on Saturday.
St Ambrose Barlow Primary School pupil Thomas Whitwam finished the highest-ranked rider from both the Northern England and Midlands regions.
The nine-year-old qualified for the finals day with a win, before adding three more first places and a second.
A crash in his final race saw him finish fourth overall with 17 points and he was presented with his medal by the mayor of Warwick.
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