Quella Bikes aims to spark revival in grass track cycling
By David Wood
Gloucester-based Quella Bikes have recently partnered with Cycle Stars Youth Cycling Club and will be supporting the first grass track racing event of the year this weekend.
Cycle Stars, based in the county, provide development coaching in circuit racing and grass track racing for youth riders aged six to 16 years old.
Grass track is still a popular event in the north of the country, especially in Leeds, where the yearly national championships take place.
However, there has been a decline in its popularity within the southern region of the UK. Grass track cycling has provided grass route racing for many professional velodrome track riders such as Victoria Pendleton and the Cycle Stars Club aims to contribute to its revival.
Quella have specially adapted their single speed bicycles to meet the Grass Track requirements and donated two custom-built track bikes to the Cycle Stars club as well as the winning trophies for this year's event.
The first grass track racing event of 2022 will be taking place on Sunday (May 15) at Barnwood C of E Primary School.
This will be a fun-packed event, hosting time trials, sprint laps, scratch race and team relay. There will be two fixed wheel categories for children 12 to 16 years of age.
Quella will be attending the event along with a support tent to provide free mechanical assistance throughout the day for all riders.
Quella managing director Chris Pengilley said: "This is a great initiative and we are really happy to be involved. We hope that this will play a part in bringing grass track racing back to Gloucestershire and encourage more young people to take up cycling as a sport.'
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