Following the success of the first season of SprintSchool, the DHL-sponsored training programme will be returning to Newport for a second year.
As well as gaining confidence thanks to invaluable tips, techniques and advice during last season’s schools, many of the youngsters who participated have gone on to compete at the Revolution events as Future Stars and several have been selected to join the prestigious Talent Team.
Now the addition of three more Track Leagues – Carmarthen, Herne Hill, West Riding – will allow an even wider selection of young cyclists to come from across the UK to the DHL Sprint Schools at the Newport Velodrome. Once there they’ll meet some of the established the stars and train with the Talent Team coaches. The 18 track leagues sending in nominations are: Brighton, Bristol, Calshot, Cardiff, Dundee, Edinburgh, ForestTown, Halesowen, Kirkby, Manchester ACT, Manchester Friday, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Newport, Reading, Scunthorpe, Solihull, Welwyn and Wolverhampton.
British Cycling’s Talent Team Development Coach, Tim Buckle will be taking over the reins from Gary Coltman and has put together a programme including 200m Time Trials, Match Sprinting and Keirin Racing. The Schools aim to teach youngsters the skills and techniques they’ll need to progress as track sprinters in a fun and enjoyable environment mixing track time with class room sessions and the ever-popular off bike games.
The Schools will take place on February 29, April 4, May 30, June 13, July 18 and September 5 and will culminate with a SprintSchool competition at Future Revolution in the autumn.
For more information visit:
DHLSprintSchool website: www.sprintschool.com
Future Revolution: www.futurerevolution.co.uk