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New cycling academy set up in Omagh

A new cycling academy set to open in Omagh

A new cycling academy set to open in Omagh

A NEW cycling academy aimed at identifying, nurturing and supporting young talent to ultimately compete on the provincial, national and international stage will open its doors at the beginning of next month.

Based at Youth Sport, Omagh and initially supported through Sport NI’s Active Communities and Asda, Velocademy Premier Youth Cycling will begin on Saturday, October 1 at the Cookstown Road premises.

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The Academy is for all ages from four-years-old to 18. Young and inexperienced riders will be coached on the track while older and more experienced riders will be supervised and supported on the roads.

The exciting new adventure is being headed up by Ciaran McBride and Enda Harpur, who sits on the committee of the Cycling Ulster Academy.

Harpur said the purpose of the initiative was to identify talented cyclists and create a pathway for them to realise their potential.

It is hoped a number of Ulster and Irish champions will make guest appearances on the opening day.

Signing on is at 12noon and costs £5 per child. There is also an adult cycle at a cost of £10.

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