British kids are being taught cycling skills as part of the DHL Sprint School. The school aims to improve on the track through fun and encouragement, led by experienced Go-Ride coaches. The sixth round of the series, which has been running since February, will take place at Newport's International Velodrome in Wales on Friday, August 31st from 10am.
At the last sprint school on August 17th, 60 youngsters from around the UK came along to Newport Velodrome. Top trackies Craig Maclean and Anna Blyth were there to give them tips, while the Go-Ride coaches set up a series of activities focusing on skills and knowledge. Games included bicycle Limbo, Sumo and collecting pound coins off the floor as well as practical bike maintenance lessons.
The Sprint School, as its name suggests, focuses on track sprinting. It will feed into the new Future Revolution series, which will be launched on October 13th to tie in with the successful Revolution events at Manchester Velodrome. Future Revolution will comprise junior racing, but will also have an event for Sprint School members.
More information: www.sprintschool.com
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