Senior Road World Championships brings virtual racing to care homes

Indoor cycling programme is designed to combat dementia and improve physical and mental well being

Thousands of senior citizens will be taking part in their own Road World Championships in September, and the event has been backed by British Cycling and Sport England.

The annual competition kicked off on Monday September 2 and will conclude at the end of the month, after which one male, one female and one team will be crowned world champions.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.