HEREFORDSHIRE Cycling Club have seen their riders gain some promising performances as they look to expand their club.

Will and Emyr Truelove and Josh Sandman all competed at the Isle of Man Youth Tour, with Emyr winning stage three and general classification for his age group.

Sandman has now advanced onto a ride with Backstedt/HotChilliee, a team run by Magnus Backstedt, who is a former winner of the Paris-Roubaix, and has taken part in racing in Europe already.

A number of the club's riders have also been taking part in the British Cycling West Midlands Youth Circuit Series with wins for Oliver Bryan at under-8 level, Emyr Truelove at under-12 and Will Truelove at under-14.

Fellow under-14 riders Max Williams, Ella Williams and Tia Froome also competed, as did under-16 Billy Norton, in his first season of racing.

"We are hopeful that the arrival of a circuit in Hereford will enable us to expand our coaching abilities and provide additional opportunities for young boys and girls to learn more cycling skills, not just for racing but also for day to day use to enjoy being on two wheels as much possible," said spokesman David Bryan.

"We tend to have two sessions a month at Wyevale Business Park split into two groups based on ability, but we would also like to put on more events like the family social ride and events specifically for juniors.

"Of our older members, Jonathan Barnes has been running as well as cycling well, winning the Storm the Castle duathlon in Ludlow and finishing third in Spain for Great Britain in his age group.

"Milo Girardet has also been making a name for himself with some very strong performances in his second season racing and has already gained his Cat3 licence.

"The majority of our members are either juniors or take out a family membership to cover two adults and up to two children, although we do have some senior members who share our belief in developing young riders and we welcome anyone to join us who would like to support us too."