Kirklees shows the way for future Olympians

Kirklees cycling

Discovering the existence of a new children's cycling club in Yorkshire was an unexpected spin-off from attending Brian Robinson's 80th birthday reception in his home town of Mirfield recently.

This is the Kirklees Cycling Academy, which aims to train Britain's stars of the future by providing a pathway to British Cycling's Talent Team programme.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.