All photos in the report are courtesy of Snowy Mountain Photography or otherwise indicated

Travis told us: “I joined the team early at Dublin Airport on Tuesday morning for our trip to Arkansas. We arrived 16hrs later in Fayetteville, with Maria joining us at the amazing house that had been kindly prepped by Snowy Mountain Photography.
Soon after arriving, we were out on the bikes to lose up legs.
The track officially open on Thursday and we got used to the course over the next few days prior to racing.
My race was at 11 am on Sunday morning, and I was grided at the back of the field. After missing a crash in the first corner I was able to move up through the first lap into 18th position. However, since my bout of Covid, I have had issues with my breathing whilst racing. This gradually saw me move back down the field again. Although disappointed with my result on the day, I am thankful for the experience and the opportunity given to me by Cycling Ireland. I would also like to thank Paul, Brian, Eoín, and Kyle for all of their help throughout the week. And to Snowy Mountain Photography for providing us with such great hospitality”

Team Ireland at practice on the course (Travis in the middle)
Travis is another successful rider from the VC Glendale Youth Academy stable, here seen with Dean Harvey, top junior 2021 at Irish ranking. (Photo David Mc Veigh BP Media and also head photo feature collage)
And it all started with his first and home team Carn Wheelers from Maghera (photo from his homepage on social media)