George heads youth category

LOCAL mountain bike brothers George and Arran Gannicott ended their winter season by competing at the third and final Alpine Bikes winter race series at Innerleithen.

The track used for the last round of such a well-run and successful event promised to be technical and fast, which is exactly what it was.

Young George again showed how much he’s come on by winning the youth category race on his newly-sponsored BikeSoup/I-Cycles Transition 450 bike by 15 seconds over second-placed rider Drew Carters, with third place going to Joe Paterson.

Older brother Arran notched an eighth place in the elite class, riding for the same team.