Neil's a wheely worthy nominee!
AT a time when cycling in Britain is seeing unprecedented success, it is a testament to Neil Hunt and the Towy Riders that the Carmarthen club still stands out from the crowd.
Based at Carmarthen Park the 40-odd-strong group are one of the largest in the UK.
And Mr Hunt, who is a support worker with Canolfan Elfed, a special unit based at Queen Elizabeth School, has led them to a successful start to the 2011 season.
Former Carmarthen mayor Alan Speake nominated Mr Hunt for Grassroots Sports Coach of the Year.
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He said: "Neil is a teacher, carer, support worker with Canolfan Elfed, a special unit based at Queen Elizabeth School."But on top of this he also finds time to teach young kids. "He gives his all to help and support youngsters, some of whom have some form of disability.
The club has got off to a flying start in 2011.
In the build up to the first National Youth Series race a group of riders competed in the second event of the Shrewsbury Circuit Series.
They came away with a total of three wins and three podium places.
Under-8 rider Joshua Tarling started the ball rolling with a fine win over strong opposition before Jess Roberts dominated the under-12 girls event.
The standout performance of the event came from Scott Davies who broke away early on in the under-16 boys event.