New disability cycling hub for York Sport Village

A new cycling hub in York will give disabled people in the county the chance to try cycling on a closed-road circuit and take advantage of para-cycling coaching sessions.

The circuit at York Sport Village is part of a complex funded by British Cycling and York University as part of the Tour de France legacy from 2014.

The BC website reports that para-cycling sessions will run monthly from Sunday, April 12 between 11.30 and 13.00 and will be run by qualified coaches from Clifton CC.

BC regional development manager, Peter Root, said: “Having a purpose built closed road circuit and velodrome in York is a fantastic legacy from the Tour de France and the launch of this disability cycling hub is a great example of the growing number of opportunities for people with disabilities to develop their skills, fitness and confidence with the Go-Ride programme.”

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You can book your place on the coaching sessions by contacting York Sport Cycling by calling 01904 325751 or email cycling@york-sport.com.

Visit www.britishcycling.org.uk/disabilityhubs for more information on disability cycling opportunities around the country.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.