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Cycling Development West Midlands

Story posted February 3, by Tim Buckle

Cycling Development West Midlands is a group, formed by British Cycling Go-Ride Clubs in the West Midlands, which aims to develop Youth riders and encourage them to take part in competition. We also aim to support clubs and club officials in setting up races, coaches in developing their coaching practice with Youth riders and Go-Ride Schools in making wider contacts within cycle sport.

The CDWM Series of Development events will launch in March 2010 with six events around the West Midlands open to all Youth riders and junior girls. The first event will include a Time Trial for all which will lead to riders being grouped according to ability, rather than age. The aim is to provide a fun and supportive environment to get into racing.

Each group will have a dedicated CDWM club-based coach/mentor who themselves will receive support from Tim Buckle, the British Cycling Talent Development Coach for the North West and West Midlands regions. Each event will have a different set of races and riders will be guaranteed two each event. Coaches will assess the riders’ progression through the series, moving riders up or down the ability groups in order to develop their skills further. New riders to the series can enter at the ability level determined by their club coaches.

Riders will be encouraged to compete in local, regional and eventually national youth events and CDWM aims to ease their entry into competition.

Confirmed events in the 2010 CDWM Circuit Development Series:
March 7th 2010 - Tudor Grange Circuit, Solihull - CDWM & Halesowen A&CC (
April 17th 2010 -Tudor Grange Circuit, Solihull - CDWM & Solihull CC (
May 29th 2010 - Curburough Circuit, Lichfield - CDWM & Lichfield City CC (
June 27th 2010 - Venue to be confirmed - CDWM & Birmingham CC (
July 17th 2010 - Sundorne Circuit, Shrewsbury - CDWM & Wolverhampton Wheelers CC (

August Bank Holiday Weekend - CDWM & Lichfield City Council to promote City Centre Racing events - more details to follow (

Additional events:
Youth XC MTB event, CDWM & Malvern Cycle Sport (date to be confirmed)
Youth XC MTB event, CDWM & Solihull CC (date to be confirmed)

For more information please email