Trackcyclingsa club makes successful debut at the South African track cycling championships
by Jaco Scholtz
Trackcyclingsa cycling club started a program a year ago to bring beginners into the sport of track cycling under my guidance of club founder and with only 3 used track bicycles as resources. The club just won 15 medals at the national track cycling championship that was held at the Bellville velodrome from 27-31 March.
It was the first time that the club and most of the members participated at national championship level.
Debbie Loffel-Dawson, Ryno Kotze, Hendrik Grobbelaar and Herman du Plessis also represented Western Province in the team events. This is a remarkable feat since all four of these riders started out with Trackcyclingsa less than a year ago.
Debbie went on to win gold in the ladies elite team pursuit as part of the WP team while Hendrik and Ryno earned bronze in the master’s team sprint in the colours of the province.
The club will continue to train during winter at the Bellville velodrome. Contact email@example.com to get started on the track or to become involved with the club.