Off-road but on track, cycling academy aims to widen talent base

Some 50 children experienced off-road riding at a clinic to mark the Singapore Cycling Federation's launch of its youth development academy at Turf City's Centaurs Sports Park yesterday.
Some 50 children experienced off-road riding at a clinic to mark the Singapore Cycling Federation's launch of its youth development academy at Turf City's Centaurs Sports Park yesterday.ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN

Cycling academy aims to widen talent base with four-year scheme for youth

Some squealed as they went over humps, others yelped when they stumbled off raised planks, but the 50 or so children at Turf City yesterday all wore that same look: of wide-eyed excitement as they were put through their paces at the Centaurs Sports Park.

The youngsters were taking part in a clinic held at the launch of the Singapore Cycling Federation (SCF) Academy, and there were already several keen to jump on the progressive four-year programme focused on off-road riding - mountain bike, BMX, cyclocross and bike trials.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Off-road but on track'. Print Edition | Subscribe