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Le Col and Velusso launch cycling academy for kids and their parents

Joe Robinson
4 Sep 2017

Le Col and Velusso have come together to launch a cycling academy for young cyclists and their parents

If you are under the age of 16 and want an insight into what it could be like to cycle professionally, then the Le Col Velusso Cycling Academy could be just what you are after. 

Created by Yanto Barker, founder of Le Col, the cycling academy looks to give young riders a taste of elite cycling through a three to five day course including guided rides as well as lectures. 

Included within the trip will be guided morning rides between two and three hours long with two hour theory based lectures in the afternoon. The lectures will be based around all aspects of the sport including training, nutrition, tactics and fitness. 

Despite cyclists of all abilities being welcome, they say the academy is suited to ambitious young athletes. Founder Barker hopes to pass on his knowledge from professional racing to the next crop of young talent. 

'I have worked hard to distil down some of my 20 years and 25,000+ hours of riding and/or racing, as well as analysing data in professional cycling, to be able to share the most relevant information to young riders early in their cycling careers,' he said. 

'There will also be plenty of interesting information for any cycling parent, as well as pointers on how to support a keen young cyclist.'

The first academy is due to launch in the spring of 2018, in Mallorca. Before then, the academy invites guests to a three-day experience in Cheltenham between the 23rd and 25th of October.

This three-day academy will cost £395 for children and £475 for adults. 

For more information visit the Velusso website.

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