Please see Regional Talent Manager John Scripp’s letter below about a track school of racing in the summer vacation.
In case you haven’t already seen it on the BC website, we are running a series of track National Schools of Racing over the first week of August, with both a sprint and Madison theme. With the national track championships not far away, and Herne Hill closing for resurfacing these sessions are ideal for riders to access to work on their skills, and have the time to improve them.
Please inform your riders that these sessions are happening and forward this email to them so they can apply direct. As with all national schools of racing, there is no nomination process, riders apply direct via the web link.
We have 2 primary objectives with the sessions which are:
- To deliver some sprint specific activity to help identify and support riders who have been bitten by the sprint bug, to help feed down the knowledge of what we as a programme want young sprinters to be doing form a balanced and best practice point of view.
- To generally up skill a large pool of youth bike racers using Madison as the tool to do this, as we feel this is one of the most exciting and engaging disciplines and importantly is a great one stop shop for close quarters bike skill, speed, endurance, efficiency, observation and tactical awareness.
As the sessions are National schools of Racing, all of Youth B (including first years birth year 98) and Youth A categories are eligible. The link to the sessions is here;
Please see the articles to apply and for more details. If you have any queries don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.