Huddersfield New College student Jim Brown has secured a place on the Under 23 Great Britain Cycling Squad. As a member of the College’s Talented Athletes Programme, Jim is just one of several cyclists chosen from across the country to be part of the Senior Academy. As part of the team Jim will compete in national and international races on both the road and the track.
Jim is studying BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Exercise Science, and as a Talented Athlete, is supported to combine his studies with his talent and passion for cycling. He often commutes to College from South East Manchester where he stays so that he access to the velodrome base and train on the road in the Peak District. Jim also visits the squad’s bases in Belgium, Italy and Spain to train and take place in race trips.
Jim says: “I’m really passionate about cycling, and eventually aspire to compete in the Olympics. I’m really pleased to have secured a place on the GB Squad, this will give me opportunities to ride in some of the biggest international races on both the road and the track and potentially in World Cups. I have a really demanding schedule and College helps me balance my training with my studying.”
Pete Lombard, Talented Athletes Programme Lead comments: “This is a huge achievement for Jim! To be one of just several cyclists selected for the squad is amazing. He has a punishing training schedule, and his rapid rise from winning races as part of the Junior Cycling team to being part of the GB Cycling Squad is fantastic – we expect to see him in the Olympics! We look forward to hearing more about his successes.”
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