Pedalling towards success

Photo: Abbey Palmer
Photo: Abbey Palmer
Epsom Girls Grammar School cyclists (from left) Tegan Feringa, Maia Barclay (both 14) and Bee Townsend (15), all of Auckland, line up at the national school track cycling championships at the Invercargill velodrome yesterday.

The two-day competition, which finishes today, involved about 160 secondary school competitors from across New Zealand, including about 20 Australian riders and one German competitor.

Former Olympic cyclist and coach Tim Carswell, who was at the event coaching Cambridge's St Peter's School team, said a lot of the competitors from the same competition had gone on to win world titles.

``It's a really fun thing to be involved in. The kids coming through here are really enthusiastic and I'm certain some of them here today will be stars and one day riding in the Olympics.'' 

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