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Cyclists complete training in Midlothian

Scottish Cyclings Glasgow 2014 female hopefuls set off on a training ride from Newbattle Abbey.

Scottish Cyclings Glasgow 2014 female hopefuls set off on a training ride from Newbattle Abbey.

Scotland’s top female cyclists tackled a gruelling four-day training schedule in Midlothian last week as they bid to win a place at Glasgow 2014.

Hopefuls Claire Thomas, who took part in Delhi 2010, and Jenny Taylor, the reigning Scottish Road Race champion, were part of the ten-strong training squad based at Newbattle Abbey for intensive workouts on Midlothian’s roads ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games.

This is the first time the Abbey has hosted a sports team in training.

Newbattle Abbey’s Principal Ann Southwood said: “We are delighted that this group of talented cyclists has chosen to stay at Newbattle Abbey whilst completing their training in Midlothian.”

Read more on this in the December 12 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.

 

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