Articles tagged with "Track"

Editorial: young riders on EPO…?

10 December 2015

18-yr-old time trial champion Gabriel Evans has admitted to using EPO. This is the first time that such a young club rider in domestic UK racing has been found to have used drugs. How confident are we that our own kids could never find themselves in that awful position?

Youth cycle racing – which way now?

14 June 2015

We’re living in a golden age for youth cycle racing – it’s surely the best time ever to be a young rider? But lots of experienced parents & coaches think it’s a bit more complicated than that, and British Cycling has announced changes which will affect every child. So here’s Youth Cycle Sport’s take on the current state of youth racing.

Rollers or turbo trainer…?

21 May 2015

Rollers and turbo trainers are both great tools for young riders. Which is best for your child though, and which type of riding is each one best suited for?

“The Rules” – rewritten for young racing cyclists

31 March 2015

Lots of cyclists quote from “The Rules” – it’s entertaining but full of terrible advice for youth riders! So here’s the YCS version of The Rules, rewritten for young racing cyclists to help them enjoy our magnificent sport. You’ll find sound advice from world-class riders, from great coaches, and from experienced parents.

Fixed wheel in winter, smooth in summer..?

02 February 2015

In the good old days most racing cyclists would ride a fixed-wheel bike for road training throughout the winter. Mark Wyer looks at how this can be great racing preparation for today’s youth riders too.

Olympic dreams: young talent and the Performance Pathway

19 December 2014

The Performance Pathway is the talent development structure underpinning Great Britain’s astonishing elite racing success. With its new Olympic Development Apprentices programme, how well does it serve ambitious youth riders? Our in-depth feature includes an interview with Ian Yates, the man at the helm of the Pathway.

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