THIS Saturday, April 17, Tudor Grange Cycle Circuit will welcome over 100 up and coming cyclists to take part in a British Cycling initiative.
The Lottery funded circuit in the centre of Solihull, off Blossomfield Road, will host the second round of the new, high-profile youth development programme called Cycling Development West Midlands (CDWM).
Run by a collective of cycling clubs across the West Midlands - including Solihull Cycling Club - the young riders will race against each other in the company of the region’s best club coaches who are experienced in spotting prime talent at a young age. The coaches will give the riders specific briefs, followed by de-brief sessions for an array of races, which will be held between 10am – 1.30pm.
The event participants will all be aged between six-16. They will learn skills to develop their racing technique, such as how to get the most out of their road bikes for racing and how to become better racing cyclists.
The CDWM programme has four patrons from the Great Britain Cycling Team being Rob Hayles, Liam Killeen, Jess Varnish and Andy Tennant. Solihull Cycling Club, one of the largest clubs in the country, will have over 15 young riders participating in Saturday’s event.