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Summer of Cycling


Southend Wheelers coaches delivered  some coaching sessions in the Peter Butler Oval, Garon Park Sports Centre, Southend on Sea  for children aged between 8-16 years of age in July and August. 

There were 19 participants coached by Kevin Darragh, Chris Smith and Matt Stock.

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Kids across England are being encouraged to get on their bikes this summer, with more than 300 free events from British Cycling clubs helping them to discover the joy of riding and racing.


Club events will run from June to September and include free coaching, group rides, entry-level racing and access to cycling facilities, as British Cycling looks to harness the inspiration of August’s UCI Cycling World Championships.


The events have been made possible thanks to grants offered by British Cycling and Sport England, as part of a wider ambition to provide children and young people with fun and accessible opportunities to ride. In total 100 clubs will receive funding, with many hosting regular free activities throughout the summer months.


Launching the Summer of Cycling, three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy said:

“Like so many people I benefitted hugely from riding with friends in a club when I was younger, and as we look ahead to a huge summer for the sport, I’m so pleased that thousands more kids will have the same opportunity.


“Thanks to the support of our amazing club volunteers and coaches, there are now more opportunities than ever for young people to get into riding and racing, develop new skills and make friends for life.”

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