Following on from a very successful standalone event last summer British Cycling’s regional team in partnership with local clubs and Access Sport will be delivering a series of events taking place at tracks across the city this summer.
Pump tracks are providing many areas with great local facilities to help get involved in the sport of cycling, Bristol has seen a huge number of these tracks developed across the city in recent years and the regional development team have been very keen to help enhance the offer to attract and retain young people’s interest in the tracks and sport.
The monthly series of events will start at the Hillfields track in East Bristol in May and supported by the local Access sport team who will be on hand to provide bikes and equipment for riders to borrow if they don’t have their own.
Children taking part in the events will have access to some coaching provided by British Cycling coaches before undertaking several racing opportunities that will include Time Trials and Pursuit style racing where the tracks allow.
“The sessions are all about making competition fun and simple for young people to engage with, Pump tracks located in local communities really play a vital role in bringing the sport to people rather than requiring people to travel long distances to take part in what is essentially “pop up “competition. In today’s financial climate this certainly makes a lot of sense for people to take part.” – Dan Coast, British Cycling Cycle Sport Developer (South Region).
There are two other dates confirmed in the south of the city for June and July as well as plans to finish the series in the North of the city in August in time for the World Cycling championships in Glasgow.
"We're delighted that these events are taking place and will encourage more participation in a year when the eyes of the world will be focussing on Cycling here in the UK" - Sophie Abrahams Velosolutions UK
Further information about the series and how to enter can be found via the links to each round.