Grass track cycling championships comes to Lichfield

A national cycling championships is coming to Lichfield.

The National Grass Track Championship takes place at Friary Grange Leisure Centre on May 25, from 11am

The event will see young cyclists from across the country descending on Lichfield to compete to become British School’s National Champions.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre is hoping lots of people will come along to show local competitors their support. Riders from Lichfield City Cycling Club will be representing six schools from Lichfield district, and eight of these riders are in with a shot of taking home a trophy in their age group.

The championship will be split into different age groups – ranging from four to 17 years old, with riders competing in three events – sprint, pursuit and distance race. The overall rider who gains the most points in each of the categories will become British Schools Grass Track Champion.

Phil Kelly, Manager at Friary Grange Leisure Centre, said:

“There is a real buzz around cycling following the British cycling team’s amazing success at the Beijing Olympics last year. To cheer on the Lichfield competitors, come down to Friary Grange Leisure Centre on Monday and watch these exciting races for free.

“Grass Track racing was once a regular feature of the Bower Day celebrations, and we’re hoping that hosting these national championships will encourage more people to have a go at this fast paced and exciting sport, and help to bring the tradition back to Lichfield.”

The championship is sponsored by TEEPEE Electrical Solutions and Sanders cycles.

Steve Clarke, Managing Director of TEEPEE Electrical, said:

“We are so happy to sponsor the BSCA National Grass track Championships which encourages young people to take part in cycling and also highlight the growing talent in the Lichfield City Cycling Club.”

The event will kick of at 11am on the fields at Friary Grange Leisure Centre. For more information, contact Phil Kelly at Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842.

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