Bann Valley Road Club (M Clarke & Sons Contracts) youth rider and Under 16 Irish track champion, Conor McAteer, recently got the opportunity to experience riding on the velodrome, with a visit to the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Conor had the benefit of two coached ‘taster’ sessions and, following testing, was awarded the ‘blue slip’, which is the first stage in the Manchester Velodrome accreditation.
Whilst there, Conor also had the opportunity to observe the GB cycling team, including Olympic medallist, Sir Chris Hoy, train on the track.
No doubt, Conor will use this experience to good effect in next Sunday’s concluding event in the Irish track championships at Sundrive track in Dublin.
Meanwhile the penultimate event of the season, a 5 mile TT was held last Tuesday and was won by Steven Workman BRC 11.40 with Alastair Steele SIS.COM 11.52 in second place. Jason Henry UA 11.55 took the third spot with the remaining top ten as follows. Michael Carroll BVRC 12.05 Hugh Evans Carn Wh 12.23 Henry Lynn ETCC 12.43 Adrian Kerr BRC 13.10 Gerry McCullagh BVRC 13.33 Mervyn Seffen ETCC 13.42 Martin Loughlin Carn Wh 14.04.