News: Scottish Team at Newport International Para-cycling Cup


Olympic athletes Aileen McGlynn OBE, Fiona Duncan, Neil Fachie and Craig MacLean will head to Newport, Wales this weekend to compete at the International Para-cycling cup.

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The three day event runs from Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December and promises to attract a strong international line up with some world class racing, with Scottish athletes looking to set qualification standards for the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014.

Gary Coltman, Scottish Cycling’s head of performance said: “Next year presents a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of our elite athletes, to represent Scotland in the Commonwealth Games on home soil. Our athletes have been training hard, and are in good shape. They are all very much looking forward to the competition and will be targeting qualification standards as well as aiming for the podium in all of their events.”

Multiple gold medallist McGlynn will be piloted by Fiona Duncan whilst Duncan’s Yythan Cycling Club team mate Neil Fachie will be piloted by Craig MacLean. Also making their international debut will be Team Thompsons Cycles pairing Laura Cluxton and pilot Lyndsey Carson.

The Newport International Para-cycling Cup coincides with the 10th anniversary of Wales National Velodrome, and is anticipated to attract some of the world’s top paracyclists from around the world including British Cycling athlete Dame Sarah Storey who will also be making her return to competitive action. Sarah will represent her trade team Breast Cancer Care RT at the event.

Fellow Paralympic gold medallists Jody Cundy and Darren Kenny have also been selected to compete, as have a number of talented new British athletes who will make their debut at this event. The evening sessions – Friday 29 November 7pm – 70pm, Saturday 30 November 7pm – 10pm and Sunday 1 December 3pm – 7pm are ticketed and tickets have to be booked in advance.

Prices are £5 for adults and £2.50 for juniors.

Further event information and a competition schedule can be found here:


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