BCDS rider selected for World Championships



Club member Lewis Oliva will become the first BCDS rider to represent Great Britain at a Senior World Championships following a call up back into the British Cycling team after a successful winter on the World cup scene and a return home this season to be based in Wales.

Lewis joined BCDS as a 14 year old and quickly became part of the Academy Programme where we started his pathway down the route to become a track sprinter. Later put onto the GB programme he spent 7 years working his way through the programmes but ultimately not getting selected for World championship or Olympic teams.

Lewis then took the tough decision to leave the GB set up to focus on his studies in Cardiff and share his time between Uni and Sprinting, a decision that has worked incredibly well for him as he claimed a national title at the start of the year along with a very consistent performance over the winters Track World cup he fully justifies his place in the GB squad bound for the World championships in Hong Kong.

Lewis will be competing on Thursday the 13th in the Keirin race which will hopefully be broadcast on the BBC's red Button.

British Cycling will be tweeting from the event which we will also be reposting on our own Twitter feed (Click the twitter logo at the top of the page).

Ahead of leaving for Hong Kong Lewis was recently interviewed by the BBC which you can watch HERE, He even joined the clubs SQT track session at the end of the month for some extra training and lent a helping hand to some of the clubs younger members with lots of tips to make them even better.

Good Luck Lewis, were all behind you.  

British Cycling guide to the championships and schedule 

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