Our Cycle Academy
In partnership with Welcome to Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Sport England, sponsored by Viking FM, the Cycling Academy provides young people with an opportunity to be a part of a cycle team and develop soft skills to turn themselves into better all-round cyclists.
We feel that this is a natural evolution of the Get Active East Riding Project and Bike Libraries where we aim to provide a development pathway for talented riders (after Secondary School engagement) and through the R-evolution Cup. The project represents the world’s best bike library as race bikes and kit will be loaned to the participants in addition to the training and development.
Our R-evolution Race Academy works with a group of 16-18 year old riders to develop their cycle skills and prepare them for the world of cycling no matter what their level.
The aim is to develop their all-round cycle skills including:
The aspiration is that some of the members may progress to racing or gain employment with a race team and in the cycling world in a number of roles. Support and life coaching will be on hand to help the young people reach their potential alongside this incredible opportunity. The team will also take part in local Sportives, the UCI World Championships launch and go on regular group rides around the East Yorkshire area. In 2019, the Cycle Academy supported 14 riders between the ages of 16-18 years.
John Marshall, CEO of R-evolution said: ‘This has been a very exciting project to set up. We hope our riders will progress to join clubs in the future and strengthen local cycling further. We’d love to see one of our riders in the Tour de Yorkshire one day’.