Following in the footsteps of Craig MacLean- who fronted the school in May, women's Sprint World Champion Victoria Pendleton and BMXer turned track superstar Jamie Staff will be on hand to give tips, advice and inspiration to the young attendees Friday 1st June at Newport (UK) International Velodrome for what is being called Sprint School for promoters. The events aim to give young cyclists the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the world's greatest sprinters, as well as spending the day being coached by British Cycling Talent Team coaches.
The schools are designed to allow more young riders aged between 12 and 15 the opportunity to access World Class coaching in a fun and friendly environment. As well as track training, the DHL Sprint School aims to teach young riders about all elements of track racing and include workshops on subjects such as nutrition, bike maintenance and racing etiquette.
With every Track League in the country requested to nominate 2 girls and 2 boys per school the net has been spread wide, and there has been huge demand. And with Britain currently having so much success on the international stage, youngsters from across the UK will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of some of the sports great names such as Jason Queally, Chris Hoy, Craig MacLean, Jamie Staff and Victoria Pendleton all of whom won their World, Commonwealth and Olympic Medals in sprinting.