British Cycling plans 9th UK Disability cycling hub for Leeds

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British Cycling has announced that its ninth HSBC UK disability hub site will open later this month at the newly-built Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit at the University of Leeds.

The facility, which was part-funded by British Cycling, was officially opened last month and has state-of-art training facilities, including a 1.6km cycle circuit – one of the longest in the country.

Disability hubs provide dedicated para-cycling coaching sessions for riders who want to keep fit, have fun and improve their performance. The sessions, led by British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and supported by local volunteers, help riders improve fitness, train for competition and rehabilitate from injury.

These monthly sessions will begin at the Brownlee Centre on Sunday May 21 between 10am and 12pm. Sessions will cost £2 if you pre-book online in advance or £5 on the day.

British Cycling development manager, Rob Mace, added: “The disability hubs have been a huge success across the country and we are very pleased to be expanding the programme to Leeds. This will provide a great opportunity for riders with disabilities to develop their cycling skills, make cycling a part of their lives and possibly one day compete for Paralympic medals.”

For details on using the facility, head here.