Velocita Coaching rider Tim Shoreman rode a dominant race at Round 3 of the Scottish Cross Country MTB series this weekend. Breaking away early in the race with one other, the duo put minutes into following pack. Attacking near the end, Tim then pulled ahead to take the win by 11 sec. Congratulations on another win Tim!
The sun shone for Thor Hushovd’s visit to Aberdeen yesterday for the media launch of the Scottish junior team for the Arctic Race of Norway.
STV were present taking a number of photo’s of the team and Velocita Coaching’s Ashleigh Fraser also got an STV interview along side Thor, making the evening news. Afterwards we rode out west with Thor and the team, with everyone chatting to the former world champ in the rotation. Obviously we couldn’t resist a final sprint finish and Peter had the chequered flag ready 🙂
The whole day was a great promo for cycling in north east and its a fantastic opportunity for the young riders which I’m delighted to support. Plenty to be done now and my next steps will be the organisation of a series of coaching sessions for the team to get them prepared for August. Exciting times ahead!
International energy company Statoil are sponsoring the Junior race at this professional road event, and have invited a Scottish team to enter in August 2015. Former World Champion and 10 times stage winner in the Tour de France, Thor Hushovd is the ambassador and will be supporting a kick off event for these Scottish riders on Monday 11th May. Statoil CEO in Aberdeen and Thor Hushovd will meet the riders, ride together and discuss what’s needed to be World Champ!
Supporting the teams training and accompanying them to Norway will be Scottish Cycling’s Peter Clark as Team Manager, and Velocita Coaching’s Tim Mackley as Team Coach. As well as the team ride and media discussions on Mon, there will also be an opportunity for the wider cycling community to meet Thor Hushvod in the afternoon. Hope to see you there!
The program for the day is to run as follows:
MONDAY 11th May 2015
1400 – Team with escort will ride with Thor and ride leaders from Aberdeen city centre to the Urban Village Resort at Kingswells where the press will be waiting. Scottish Cycling Cars and a Police motor cycle escort will accompany the team.
1430 – Media briefing
1500 – Team only training ride with Thor and Statoil employees of 40 km, led by Tim Mackley & Julie Erskine.
1630 – Return to Kingswells
1630 – Thor Hushvod to meet cycling community
1715 – Close of event.