The future of Newmarket Cycling & Triathlon Club is looking bright thanks to the formation of a new junior section aimed at boosting the organisation’s participation on two wheels, writes Liam Apicella.
While the club has a level of coaching expertise in both running and swimming, there was a gap as far as cycling was concerned.
However, that has now been filled by the club’s former member Nick High, who is a British Cycling qualified coach and founder of High Velocity Cycle Coaching.
The sessions, which are aimed at children aged between 10 and 16, are designed to engage the young riders, helping them to maximise their potential in the saddle.
And having taken three meetings of the 10-week trial, High has been impressed with what he has seen.
“It has been very positive so far. All of the youngsters are happy and they are improving,” he said.
“Our first session was in minus-two degrees, but we still had eight turn up.
“That is a great return because I know a lot of clubs struggle for numbers at this time of year.
“Thirteen have now signed up for the 10-week trial, and that shows there is genuine interest.
“The club asked for my help in setting something up for youngsters and I was happy to help.
“The aim is to get them interested and hopefully they will all join up with the club in the future.”
The sessions, which cost £6, are held at Newmarket Leisure Centre on Thursday evenings between 6-7pm.
With space for 20 riders booking is advised. For more information,visit www.newmarketcyclingtriathlon.co.uk