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CDNW North West Youth Tour 2014

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Four of our Jets gained entry to the International Youth Tour at the weekend, organised by Cycling Development North West

 

Danny Mulholland - Youth A Boys

Sarah Bradford - Youth A Girls

Jess Millar - Youth A Girls

Lusia Steele - Youth B Girls

 

The event is part of the BC National Series and is five stages over three days at closed circuit venues in Preston, Blackpool and Lancaster. (The facilities at Preston and Lancaster would make any Scottish cyclist weep)

 

Being part of the National Series, this event attracts the best from the UK and Ireland and our youngsters represented the yellow and blue of Johnstone extremely well with consistent, attacking riding at the front of the respective bunches with the Jets joining the breaks, driving the bunch and featuring in the final sprints. The aggressive, thoughtful type of riding that the youngsters are being encouraged to produce

 

A summary of the Tour is on the BC website

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/road/article/roa20140525-road-Latest-news-from-the-2014-North-West-Youth-Tour-0 with further info and a host of pics on the Jets Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/JohnstoneJets?ref=tn_tnmn

 

As coaches, we know that we have other riders who can compete at this level and we'll look to take a larger Johnstone representation next year

 

Full results are now available on the CDNW site

http://www.cdnw.org/NWYT_Stage_Results.html

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Well done all.

 

On the subject of closed circuit venues in Scotland when the SCH velodrome was under construction im sure i read there was going to be an outdoor circuit there for racing and there seems to be a route (albeit quite narrow) going around the overflow carpark but ive never heard of it being used. Is there some issue about its use?

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Well done all.

 

On the subject of closed circuit venues in Scotland when the SCH velodrome was under construction im sure i read there was going to be an outdoor circuit there for racing and there seems to be a route (albeit quite narrow) going around the overflow carpark but ive never heard of it being used. Is there some issue about its use?

 

Iain,

 

There was a 1km circuit there for months before the actual velodrome was completed. It wasn't available to use until the full facility was opened, at which time we found that, as they had done a few years previous at Bellahouston, Glasgow City Council had managed to mess up again and build a white elephant that's unsuitable for racing or high speed riding

 

It is also currently being reduced in size as those on high have realised that the Velodrome access / egress is insufficient and additional access is being built towards the Dalmarnock Station end of the car park (across the circuit)

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