British Half term

Great Britain Cycling Team Academy’s BMX and mountain bike riders travelled to Zolder and Plas y Brenin respectively for half-term training camps

Zolder’s outdoor BMX track, host of the 2015 world championships, allowed the Academy’s young riders to experience an outdoor supercross track and start ramp.Part of British Cycling’s Rider Route, which helps most promising riders become the stars of world and Olympic cycling, a mix of Senior and Junior Academy riders made the trips between 14-19 February.

The picturesque Plas y Brenin, Wales’ national mountain bike centre, hosted the Academy for five days of training which included lab tests and trail rides.

Zolder’s BMX track, host of the 2015 world championships, allowed the Academy’s young riders to experience an outdoor supercross track and start ramp.

Four riders on British Cycling’s Rider Route told us about their experiences…

Sophie Wright: Mountain bike Junior Academy

“I’ve just got back from an epic five-day training camp with the academy MTB team. We started on Monday with the lab testing which was a new and very interesting experience.

Four seasons in one day at our Great Britain Cycling Team MTB Academy training camp in Wales!#RiderRoute

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling)

In the evening we arrived at Plas Y Brenin which is an awesome mountain centre in north Wales catering for lots of outdoor activities. During the week we were out every day on our bikes either trail riding, improving our technical skills or both, with expert help from the coaches and guest senior riders.

“I didn’t find the camp too tiring as it was specifically focussed on working on our technical ability; this will really help when I race internationally this year which I can’t wait to do!

“I’m not the fastest at technical descents, however, riding with the Senior Academy riders meant I had to push myself to keep up with their pace which ultimately built my confidence with this technical aspect of mountain biking.”

Dan Tulett: Mountain bike Junior Academy

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling)

“Being on the Junior Academy has been a great opportunity for myself to progress and learn as an athlete. When on camps I feel as though I am in a 'free to fail' environment, which I feel very comfortable in.

Zolder’s outdoor BMX track, host of the 2015 world championships, allowed the Academy’s young riders to experience an outdoor supercross track and start ramp.“As most of the camps are joined alongside some of the senior academy camps, it means we are always pushed while riding.

"Being part of the Junior Academy and Great Britain Cycling Team has also given me access to the best coaches, physiologists and mechanics, all of which have played a vital role in my understanding of the sport and how to get the most out of myself.

“Although I have been unable to push myself during training due to trying to recover from fatigue, I have come away from the camp learning about important things such as recovery and eating during and outside of riding.”

Tian Isidore: BMX Junior Academy

That's a wrap for our GB Cycling Team BMX Academy half-term training camp in Zolder, Belgium.#RiderRoute

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling)

“The past week in Zolder was a great experience for me. It gave me a chance to ride my first outdoor supercross track and become more comfortable on the pro jumps.

"I was pleased to have the opportunity to do this as it will prepare me well for the years to come when I’ll be racing off of the supercross hill and over the pro jumps in junior men and elite men.

“The first two rounds of the European series are held at Zolder at the start of April, so the track time has made me more confident on the track and will give me more of an edge at the race. I can’t wait to go back!”

Blaine Ridge Davis: BMX Junior Academy

— British Cycling (@BritishCycling)

“My time at Zolder was a valuable experience. It was good to spend some good quality time on the track as there is a Euro round there during the year.

“Also as it being my first year junior I will be doing super-cross, which I'm hoping to make the final, so it was great to spend time practising off the super-cross hill especially as it's my first time doing supercross where it's outdoors.

“All in all Zolder camp has been a great camp and a step in the right direction. Many thanks to British Cycling and my coach Marcus Bloomfield for giving me opportunities like this.”


Interesting facts:

A Stengah is a drink made from a half measure of Whisky and Soda Water, served over ice. It was a popular drink with British subjects in the early 20th century, in areas of the British Empire in Asia. The term derives from the Malay word for 'half'.
Allen, Charles...

HANGERWORLD Hangerworld Pack of 3 Hangerworld X-large White Breathable Wedding Gown Garment Bags 72" with 14" Gusset & Secret Pocket
Home (HANGERWORLD)
  • Pack of 3 Extra large breathable garment bag. Ideal for storage and travel of wedding gowns, prom dresses etc. Internal zipped secret pocket for keeping valuables...
  • 72 long with 14 gusset making it 31 wide at the base. Plenty of room for extra large or bulky dresses. Avoids crushing.
  • Soft cotton-like polypropylene material. Fully Breathable & Acid Free for safe longer term storage. Protective for travel.
  • Shaped shoulders with top opening for hanger hook. Reinforced top loop & lower eyelet for carrying and storing folded in half. Clear PVC large document pocket...
  • Quality assured from this Trusted British Brand.

You might also like:

BASI Training, half term in Zermatt and the White Hare
BASI Training, half term in Zermatt and the White Hare ...
HALF TERM
HALF TERM
HANGERWORLD Hangerworld 72" White Breathable Wedding Gown Dress Garment Bag with Secret Internal Pocket
Home (HANGERWORLD)
  • Quality Breathable White Wedding / Ball Gown Bag. Secret Internal Zipped Pocket - for keeping valuables, mobile, jewellery & lingerie together with your outfit...
  • 72 long, 24 wide x 8 tapered gusset to avoid crushing trains, petticoats etc. Full length quality Size 5 zipper with Easy Use Large zip pull.
  • Soft cotton-like polypropylene material. Fully Breathable & Acid Free for safe longer term storage. Protective for travel.
  • Shaped shoulders with top opening for hanger hook. Reinforced top loop & lower eyelet for carrying and storing folded in half. Clear PVC large document pocket...
  • Quality assured from this Trusted British Brand.
HANGERWORLD Hangerworld 40" Black Breathable Suit Garment Clothes Cover Bag
Home (HANGERWORLD)
  • Smart Black Garment Bag. 40 inches long. Ideal size for suits, jackets, blazers, shirts etc. Trusted Hangerworld British Brand.
  • Breathable and pH neutral (acid free ) for safe longer term storage. Protective for travel.
  • Full length zip - clear identity pouch. Shaped shoulders, top hole for hanger hook.
  • Metal eyelet on lower seam for hanger hook allowing bag to be carried when folded in half.
  • Material is non-woven cotton-like polypropylene - 0.80gsm thickness. Quality Size 5 zip.
MMD Holdings, LLC Eduard Models Hellcat Mk.I/Mk.II Dual Combo Profipack Aircraft
Hobby (MMD Holdings, LLC)
  • This kit is over five and a half Inch long
  • This kit contains 74 parts
  • 1/72 Scale Aircraft
HANGERWORLD Hangerworld 72" Showerproof Wedding Dress Garment Cover Bag with Secret Internal Pocket, White with Pink Trim
Home (HANGERWORLD)
  • Soft feel, Pack of 3 showerproof wedding gown gown cover- 72 - soft feel showerproof PEVA material. White cover with pretty pink trim.
  • 72 long, 26 wide - bell shaped with full length quality Size 5 center zipper and wide 8 tapered gusset to avoid crushing trains, petticoats etc.
  • pH neutral / Acid Free for safe longer term storage - Prevents yellowing - Will not run colour. AUTHENTIC BRITISH BRAND HANGERWORLD COVERS WITH BRANDED ZIP &...
  • Ideal for storage, transport & protection of your precious garments.
  • Shaped shoulders with top opening for hanger hook. Reinforced top loop & lower eyelet for carrying and storing folded in half. Clear PVC large document pocket...
Related Posts