If you are taking part in this year’s Dragon Ride cyclo-sportive, and are aged between 14 and 21, then Welsh TV channel S4C would be interested in hearing from you.

Avanti Television are producing a series of youth sports programmes for S4C (Welsh Channel 4) called ‘Stamina’ and are looking for a young, Welsh-speaking rider to follow their progress training and riding the event.

As part of the feature, the rider selected will undergo a riding masterclass from 2004 Paris-Roubaix winner and Wales resident Magnus Backstedt.

“This is a great opportunity for young talent to shine over what is a very hard event,” said Dragon Ride organiser Lou Lusardi. “The Dragon Ride Wales is one of the toughest single day challenges in the UK and it’s fantastic that someone will get the opportunity to learn from a rider as successful as Magnus.”

Interested? Contact David Harmon on 07961 765 068 before May 16, 2008.

Dragon Ride Wales takes place on Sunday June 15, 2008 and includes two routes: 120km or 180km (route map below), starting and finishing at Pencoed. Further details and an entry form are available at www.dragonride.co.uk.

Dragon Ride 2008 map