Sunday saw the launch of
the ambitious new Gillingham and District Wheelers – Wheels of
Dorset Race Team. Affectionately known as #Project1 by the
management, they have set a clear goal of developing local cycling
talent from grass roots through to senior ranks. In 2013 Mark Geddes began the Club Youth training in association
with British Cycling as part of the London Olympic Legacy programme.
This has now evolved to support the developing riders in a senior
racing environment. The team is competing in
local Road Races, Time Trials and Criterium events at regional level
for 2015 with a view to stepping up to National Level events for the
2016 season and beyond.Team manager Mark Geddes
said “Without doubt the club is growing and evolving and this felt
like a natural progression to retain the quality riders we’ve helped
Club Team Riders (from L to R) – James Foster, Chris Gray, Tristram More-Molyneux, George Smith, Adam Baker, James Hywel-Davis, Charles Rees (Road Captain) and Mark Geddes (DS).
Anyone wishing to get
involved with coaching or racing should contact Mark Geddes (see contacts) or Charles at Wheels of Dorset Bike shop in Gillingham.