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Posted on November 6th 2019
Marco Joins British Cycling School of Racing
We'd like to congratulate Marco (pictured in orange below), one of our students whose passion and talent for cycling is being recognised at a national level.
This year was Marco's first year racing in the under 16s. Marco managed to impress coaches and riders alike and has been awarded a spot in the British Cycling Regional School of Racing. This is an amazing achievement. To be awarded a spot in the Regional School of Racing you have to show keen racing skills and also have competed in British Cycling accredited races across the country.
While most youngsters were sleeping late and lounge around a pool in the Summer holidays, our Marco trained and raced against some top flight bike racers in Belgium for three weeks! Marco races for the Panagua cycling team, based in Hayes.
Apart from his busy school commitments, Marco is training super hard, currently coached by a British Cycling Coach. From January, Marco will be coached and looked after by Trevor Court, a former performance coach for Team Dimension Data, a professional World Tour Team of Mark Cavendish.
Apart from training and racing this year, Marco also rode 160 miles in one day, raising £350 for Qhubeka, a charity very close to his heart. Qhubeka mobilise kids in Africa with bicycles so instead of walking 20kms to school every day, they can now ride to school.
Ultimately Marco's ambition is to be a professional cyclist!
Well done, Marco, for everyone at Harris Academy Orpington.