BRAVO to King’s Ely Sixth Form student, Jack Charlton-Hunt, for completing the Junior Tour of Ireland!
It is the first time that avid cyclist, Jack, who is going into Year 13 in September, has taken on the 515-kilometre race, but he still managed to come 22nd out of 95 riders.
The Junior Tour of Ireland is a six-day international stage race for male cyclists aged between 16 and 18. This year’s event took place from July 12th-17th at Ennis, County Clare.
Jack, who joined King’s Ely Junior in Year 8 and is from the Saffron Walden area, was racing with Lee Valley Junior Cycling Team, which he has been a member of since he was 8 years old.
Jack said: “This was my first time doing the Junior Tour of Ireland. It was a six-day stage race, 515 kilometres in distance. I finished in 12 hours and 21 minutes, placing me 22nd out of 95 riders.
“The biggest challenge of the tour was Stage 5, were we had to go up big climbs, including the Cliffs of Moher. It was an international race and I made friends with people from all over – America, Belgium, Holland and South Africa. Meeting new people is one of my favourite things about cycling. Many people do not understand it, but cycling is a team sport. I have to be as good as I can, not just for myself, but also for my teammates.”
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