High performance track camp sets the bar in developing youngsters

Junior track cyclists were presented an opportunity to grow in the world of cycling at the recent Junior Track Training Camp held in Centurion at the weekend.

Between some riders falling ill, and others with exam commitments, fewer riders attended than what was expected. However, the smaller number provided an excellent opportunity to have good one-on-one interaction with the riders towards optimal learning.

Sheldon Bole took on the role as cycling coach, with Hermann Venske and Annerine Wenhold teaching the Juniors about the importance of strength conditioning and flexibility on Sunday.

Track camp co-ordinator, Annerine Wenhold, was pleased with the positive feedback and is looking forward to hosting more camps in the near future. “When this camp was advertised on the Cycling SA website, it was heartening to see the number of queries that we received from people new to the sport and interested in entrée into track cycling.”

Wenhold was appreciative of the support received from a few individuals in making the track camp possible. Wenhold expressed her thanks to Sheldon for assisting her in her absence and delivering excellent coaching advice; Gerhard van Deventer for all his support; Somi Shosha for her behind-the-scenes organisation and administration; Johan Smith for his support whilst arrangements were underway; Ian Rodger and the selectors for selecting the riders towards participation at the camp; and George Stroebel (Snr) for assisting with T&D funding towards making the training camp a reality.

The next Track training camp will be announced in due course.