Roller training only for young Harrison

Young Isle of Wight cyclist Harrison Hendy is trying to keep himself in trim during the enforced lay-off from racing, by combining training with school work.

Harrison, who is still only 10 years old, is a regular on the youth cycling circuit, and normally spends most weekends on the mainland, competing at events all around the country.

The youngster, who is a member of the IW Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme, and is supported by Wightlink, enjoyed a highly successful season last summer, showing his exceptional ability in the saddle, often against riders older than himself.

But for the time being, he is having to make do with roller training in the spring sunshine while brushing up on his English, among other subjects, and adhering strictly to the Government advice to stay at home.