Over 100 riders have attended race taster sessions at Odd Down Sports Ground ahead of the Winter Series there which begins on the 3rd December. Avid Sport’s Felix Young has delivered sessions on behalf of Tryactive to two separate sessions already, with a third session still to come on the 5th November.
Students from across the South West attended a session held in collaboration with the University of Bristol Cycling Club, representing the universities of Bath, Bristol, UWE, Swansea and Cardiff. These universities have come together to create a welcoming environment for those getting into the sport.
There has also been a session specifically for female cyclists in the local area. Often a neglected part of the competitive cycling scene, there is now an appetite for better provision to novice racers and by making the entry to the competitive sport more accessible it will begin to flourish.
There is still the session for the local club riders to attend and hopefully the Odd Down Winter Series will see lots of new racers bitten by the bug of competition.
Thanks to Stuart Lessels who was out on the circuit taking photos, the link to his photo gallery is here. You can download a digital copy for £1 - let's make sure it is worth his effort to come and take photos in the rain! www.1000th.co.uk/f458883136
See you all for round two this weekend, entries close on Thursday evening.