Rutland Roulers junior cycling club received a boost in their bid to produce future racing champions this week.
The Oakham-based club received the first of a selection of bikes donated from Oakham Cycle Centre, which the juniors will use to train and race on.
Head coach Neil Redman-Davies said: “Massive thanks to the Oakham Cycle Centre team. This Forme road bike will make a big difference to many young local riders.
“This particular bike has already been used for two training rides, one coaching session and a first race for one of our riders at Mallory Park.”
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Rutland Cycling held their first mountain bike course at Fineshade Wood on Saturday.
Running for the next five weeks, the course is aimed at 11 to 25-year-olds and is organised by trail leader Ryan Corbyn.
Rutland Cycling’s Kerry Rough said: “Ryan introduced simple techniques for the young riders to help them grasp the basics of riding.
“By the end of the session all of the riders had made some small but significant adjustments and improvements to how they were riding.”
Places are still available for the next five sessions (from 9am on Saturdays). Bikes are available for hire.
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