Youth riders boost skills at Regional School of Racing

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Youth riders are set to boost their skills at a Regional School of Racing (RSR) taking place on Saturday 1 December, as part of Project 2018, Welsh Cycling’s new initiative to help identify Wales’ Commonwealth stars of 2018.

Taking place at Caerwent Military Training Base, it’s the first time the facility will be used for cycling activities which offers some exciting terraine for training and racing.

Welsh Cycling’s Project 2018 Co-ordinator, Courtney Rowe says it’s a positive step forward for youth development:

“Project 2018 and Welsh Cycling has been working very hard to progress this development. We’re delighted to now be in a position to offer an opportunity for young people to try such an exciting course.

“There's a great mix of road surfaces with inclines and corners that will offer a mixture of fun and technical development for all riders. It’s going to be a fantastic asset for cycling in Wales.”

The RSR will be road-based, focusing on race skills, technical riding, group- riding and riding efficiently.

The type of circuit that will be used can be related to the famous “Paris Roubaix” race, with a mixture of surfaces, both rough and smooth, with fun corners and inclines designed to provide a challenging and rewarding ride for youth riders.

Following the day, riders will have a chance to make friends and remember thr day at an exclusive party taking place at Newport Velodrome.

Courtney Rowe adds: “Owing to this recent and exciting development, it was felt in the best interest of riders to offer as many riding opportunities as we can. We’ve encouraged as many riders as possible to make use of this opportunity and there will plenty of opportunities in the future.”

View party event poster (PDF).