Wigmore Cycling Club is thriving after Olympics
Two years ago a children’s cycling
club in Wigmore was struggling to get going with just two
But Wigmore Cycling Club now has
more than 50 children taking part in competitions against some of
the country’s best young riders.
Thanks to Britain’s amazing year of
sport in 2012, including a clutch of Olympic gold medals and the
success of Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France, that momentum
shows no sign of slowing down.
The club was set up by head coach
and cyclist Luke Anderson, who competed against Bradley Wiggins
when they were youngsters.
Jody Coxon, from the club, said: “What the Olympics did do
for us was inspire the children. They have seen their heroes win
and it’s given them an extra drive.
“It’s important that kids of the
Xbox and computer generation do a sport and perhaps football and
rugby isn’t for them, but cycling might be.”
All types of cycling, whether for
fun or for sport, is encouraged at the club, which recently
achieved third place in the South East Inter-Club Go-Ride
championships at Cyclopark. It also runs a volunteer scheme for
The club, which claims to be the
only cycling group for children in Medway, meets every Saturday at
The Howard School in Rainham from 10am to noon. It is aimed at
children aged eight to 16.
A turbo training session is also
held for all ages over 10 on Wednesday evenings at Medway Valley
To find out more visit bc-clubs.co.uk/wigmorecc
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