Tuesday 6 March 2018

Raybould Selected for Commonwealth Games

Rebecca Raybould is set to represent Team England at the forthcoming Commonwealth games. The 19 year old former Poole Wheeler from Weymouth, who started her cycling career riding at the Bournemouth Velodrome will travel to Australia's Gold Coast as part of a 27 strong cycling team that also features Petersfield's Joe Trueman, a regular at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth, Trueman picked up silver in the Team Sprint at the recent World Track Championshhips. The games on Australia's Gold Coast will run from 4th-15th April.

Team leader Keith Reynolds said:
“There is a lot of experience within the squad, with 14 riders having an Olympic, Paralympic or world championship medal to their name.
“Equally, there are riders for whom this event will play an important role as part of their development.
“It is great we can offer this to younger riders on the World Class Performance Programme as well as to non-programme riders.
“We’re happy with the team we have selected. There are some exciting prospects across the board and I’m looking forward to seeing how the team gets on.”

MEN: Ian Bibby, Daniel Bigham, Adam Blythe, Frazer Clacherty, Kian Emadi, Ethan Hayter, Philip Hindes, Christopher Latham, Ryan Owens,Thomas Stewart, Charlie Tanfield, Harry Tanfield, Joseph Truman, Oliver Wood
WOMEN: Lauren Bate, Eleanor Dickinson, Emily Kay, Annie Last, Melissa Lowther, Katy Marchant, Emily Nelson, Rebecca Raybould, Evie Richards, Helen Scott (pilot), Hayley Simmonds, Sophie Thornhill, Abigail Van Twisk

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