DHL Sprint School Season 3 Starts

The new series of the revolutionary youth development concept, DHL Sprint School, starts on March 6th in Newport. The series, now in its third year, aims to develop the future of cycling in a warm and inclusive atmosphere, using top Olympic, World and National champions as expert coaches.

DHL Sprint School will now be split over two venues and eight events, Newport and Manchester, providing easier travel for youth riders all over the country. DHL Sprint School has Great Britain coaches Tim Buckle and Geoff Cooke present, teaching the 12 to 15 year olds important skills to help with the highly tactical and physical discipline of track cycling.

The first two Sprint School events will take place in Newport. The March 6th event will have new Great Britain riders, Christian Lyte and Helen Scott. A new face in British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme, Helen Scott knows what it takes to move up through the development ranks, as many of the Sprint School riders will aspire to. The 18 year old from Birmingham has a PB of 11.9 seconds and 36.1 seconds for 200m and 500m respectively.

"I'm really excited to take part in the sprint school; it's always great to see kids enjoy the sport because that's exactly how it started off for me, and I can't wait to not only help them with a few things but to also learn from them too," she explained.

For Sprint School coach Tim Buckle, Season 3 is a chance to continue the good work in grassroots development. DHL Sprint School has introduced intuitive coaching methods from British Cycling such as video feedback. "2009 will have a bit of the same, but we'll also try some things a bit different. Bring it on, I can't wait!" said Buckle.

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