Over 20 young athletes attended the first Wiggle Project 2018 Coaching Days over Easter, with a recipe of road and track skill sessions and lifestyle workshops on offer.
Welsh Cycling Head Coach Darren Tudor took a break from the hectic Commonwealth Games training schedule to lead on road sessions for the young Welsh cyclists, with the help of Assistant Coach Michael Heaven.
On the road, the riders were taken out into the Newport wetlands learning invaluable skills that will help in race situations including bunch riding and tackling different road surfaces.
The post-lunch track session facilitated by the Head Coach saw the riders take to the boards alongside Wales’ elite athletes, demonstrating their strength on the track whilst honing in on skills to improve their performances.
Former British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme athlete Hannah Mayho hosted nutrition workshops for all participants, emphasising the importance of healthy diet to complement performances on the bike. The hands-on activities created a whole range of snacks and drinks to be used pre and post-race, and fuel your body on the bike.
Bike mechanics were also on the agenda, with Anthony Malarczyk bringing his pro-cycling tips and tricks to Wales National Velodrome, making sure bikes are in top condition when they get to the start line.
The Wiggle Project 2018 Coaching Days are aimed at improving the skills of young athletes with ambition to progress onto Junior Programmes, racing competitively at National and Regional level.
The next Wiggle Project 2018 Coaching Days take place on Wednesday 28 May and Friday 30 May. Register your interest here to take part.
Wiggle Project 2018 Coaching Days
Eligibility Youth A (born 1998/1999) Youth B (born 2000 only)
Wednesday 28 May Road Venue TBC
Friday 30 May Road & Track Wales National Velodrome, Newport
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