Having celebrated his 12th birthday in February, Tarling was initially planning to stop the trial after the first loop. He found himself feeling good following the first 50 miles though, so with his father at his side, he insisted on continuing. With family and friends present on the course with vehicles, he could have opted out at any point. He went on to complete the full length though, with an impressive time as well. Needless to say, Sunday was a proud moment for Joshua and his family.
Earlier this year, Tarling set a 10-mile TT time of 24-55. He has also achieved notable results for his age group on the road over the past few years. As he continues to develop his skills, the end of May saw him winning the Maindy Flyers and Velothon Wales National Circuit Race. With a finish like Sunday, you can expect to be hearing a lot more about this kid. We’re excited to see young people playing such an active role in the cycling community and wish this youngster all the best!