April 13, 2024
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Young Lions Three Day Speedway Training Camp – Update and Pictures!

THE Young Lions prepared for the 2024 season at a three-day training camp at the impressive Workington venue between February 19-21.

Although the rain stopped the riders from getting on track on the third day, there were plenty of positives taken from the camp and each and every one of the riders (and Dads) learnt a lot over the three days, especially from the coaches Scott Nicholls and Paul Hurry with Tom Brennan and Leon Flint also in attendance on the third day having just flown in from their trip to America.

The first day was a full day on track, with drills being set out to improve the riders’ riding techniques and racing lines, as well as a couple of free riding sessions, as this was the first time riders had been back on track since the end of the 2023 season.

Day 2 was spent with the morning session in the Xtreme Fitness Gym in Lillyhall close to Workington, with fitness trainer James Luckman taking the session along with Scott Nicholls, and each and every rider were push to their own fitness levels, as well as a discussion on nutrition.

Tuesday afternoon was back to the track and more time spent with the riding coaches going through drills and riding techniques.

Day 3 was a full classroom session day discussing bike maintenance and technical information as well as detailed track walk and discussion on starting techniques.

British Youth boss Neil Vatcher said: “It was a fantastic start to the 2024 season for the riders who were able to attend, and the help and advice from the coaches will be invaluable to all who were involved.

“Workington is such a great venue, and we also had the privilege of attending the fantastic Xtreme fitness centre in Lillyhall which is just a couple miles away from the track.”

Without the valued support of the British Youth sponsors these events would not be possible so a massive thank you to:

Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, Wessex Marine, Brian Royle, AGF Plant Ltd, Friends of Speedway, Ignite Insurance Solutions Ltd, Northern Scaffolding Solutions, Rentruck of Rochdale, Gordon Pairman and In Memory of Speedway Nut.

Also, our thanks and appreciation to the Workington Promotion of Andrew Bain, Steve Lawson and their staff, as well as all the coaches Scott Nicholls, Paul Hurry, James Luckman, Tom Brennan and Leon Flint.

Words and Images by British Speedway

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