MORE BRITISH MEDALS
Britain?s cyclists have been utterly dominant at this year?s Paralympics, winning 12 gold medals out of a possible 13 on the track.
Britain?s success continued on the road, with Rachel Morris winning the women?s individual time trial with a convincing performance. David Stone took the men?s time trial, whilst Sarah Storey scooped her second medal of the Games in the women?s time trial.
On the second day of road cycling events, David Stone scored his second gold, winning the men?s mixed road race, whilst Darren Kenny picked up Great Britain?s 17th gold medal of the Paralympics in his road race category.
JANSSEN WINS, BRIGGS WRAPS UP
Jeroen Janssen of the Pearl Izumi team won the final round of the national elite circuit race series in Warwick yesterday.
The Pearl Izumi rider was part of a 15-man break which escaped with about 15 minutes remaining in the blisteringly quick race. The race came down to a sprint between the breakaway riders, with Janssen proving too quick for Ian Wilkinson (SIS Trek) and Graham Briggs (Rapha Condor Recycling), who amassed enough points to wrap up the national circuit race series title.
In the elite women?s race, it was the Halfords Bikehut team that dominated the race. Lizzie Armistead proved that her preparations for the upcoming World Championships are going according to plan by taking the race convincingly, ahead of her two teammates, Katie Colclough and Emma Trot.
LEEDS BECOMES FIRST UK VELOCAMPUS
Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University have entered into a partnership, meaning that they become the first ?velocampuses? in the UK.
Launched this week, the scheme will see 100 bikes available for hire at both universities on a first-come, first-served basis. The bikes cost £35 per year to hire and come with both a lock and lights.
Thanks to lottery funding, there are plans to increase the scale of the scheme exponentially year on year, with a further 100 bikes available at each university next year.
Cycle training and maintenance are also included in the hire cost. ?We?re expecting a lot of interest,? said a university spokesperson.
Britain?s Emma Pooley has ended the season fifth in the World Cup final standings. This year?s World Cup was dominated by Judith Arndt, who finished with 365 points to Pooley?s 117.
Nicole Cooke came in 53rd with 24 points, after a light racing programme this season, basing her entire year around the Olympics.
REGIONAL TALENT TEAM OUT AND ABOUT
The British Cycling Talent Team is organising a Regional Schools of Racing session at the Manchester velodrome for up and coming young track riders.
The session will take place on Sunday September 21 from 9am-1pm and is open to riders living in the North West, North East, Yorkshire, East Midlands and Eastern regions.
To book a place, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org