TALENTED Stourbridge cyclist Charles Walker rode the race of his life against the UK's top junior riders last weekend.

The 16-year-old, who rides for Halesowen A & CC road team, took part in the 58 mile CiCLE Classic road race on Sunday.

He finishing in a fine 25th position from a field containing 100 of the UK's top junior riders. The race was held on a tough course near to Oakham, Leicestershire, taking in a tough climb a two sections of farm tracks. Charles was please with his performance and is hopeful it will help him gain entry into the Junior Tour of Wales to be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.