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Event : On Yer Bike rolls into the National Cycling Centre

On the historic day when Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France, LABGC took a group of young people to the home of British Cycling, The National Cycling Centre in Manchester. This is the place where Team GB including cycling stars and Olympic medal hopefulls Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Shanaze Reade put in all the hard work but today was the chance for young people from Lancashire and possible future stars to experience the venue.

Young people from Bolton L&G, Brunshaw Youth Action, Blackburn YMCA, Marsh CC and Clitheroe Youth received coaching on both the BMX and Velodrome Track which proved to be very different cycling experiences. The fixed rear wheel on the track bike was the biggest challenge for most people, as this meant you couldn't just stop peddling and free wheel or else you would end up in heap on the track. Where as learning "Pumping" on the BMX's meant you could gain speed without having to even peddle!

After numerous laps and timed laps everyone ended the day with big smiles and enthused by the whole experience.

Velodrome Timed Lap

Euan          27.23secs

Jack           30.17

Shae          27.96

Chris          23.96

Calum        27.92

Harry         30.29

Josh          23.93

Jack H        25.33

Rob           24.43

James F     30.21

Liam          30.91

Dave          23.30

Lewis         23.26

Andy          22.99

Andy          26.21

A big thank you to Chris from Clitheroe Youth who came along to support the trip. 

For pictures of the day go to the gallery .

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