Newport Velodrome to host children's summer cycling camp
Paralympic gold medallist Mark Colbourne will mentor kids

The Wales National Velodrome in Newport is to host a children's summer camp this year, where budding track cyclists can be mentored  by Paralympic gold medallist Mark Colbourne and other top coaches.

The one day event on July 31 will introduce youngsters between 10 and 16 years old to the track and other aspects of cycling. 

There will also be a focus on nutrition and training, and a chance to take part in a time trial.

Mark Colbourne MBE told the South Wales Argus: "The camp is a great way for children and young people to take part in cycling at all levels of ability, it is important that our next generation lead a healthy lifestyle get active and enjoy cycling as much as possible.

"By taking part in the camp will help develop every child and inspire them to be involved in cycling while elite players can be nurtured and given opportunities to go the next level!”

The cost is £25 per child and can be boooked via PG10 Coaching.

<p>After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.</p>