Degree-level cycling academy launched by Writtle University College

Writtle University College and Team OnForm join to allow WUC Cycling Performance degree students to compete as part of an new cycling academy.
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Writtle University College and Team OnForm – both of Essex – have formed a partnership to enable students on the insitution's cycling-performance degree to compete as part of a new cycling academy.

The students will be able to participate in organised cycling races and events, whilst receiving the support and guidance of industry and performance experts, said a joint statement.

WUC's cycling performance degree course leader Mark Walker has coached a number of world-class cyclists. He said: “It is an exciting opportunity for us to be partnering with Team OnForm and their highly experienced personnel. Our Cycling Performance degree is unique in that it provides students with the chance study a cycling-specific sports science degree whilst developing a career in cycling, whether that is in racing or the wider industry.

Team OnForm principal Simon Howes said: “Our partnership with Writtle University College and our focus on development has allowed us to create a team where staff, riders and sponsors can grow together. We believe it's not about how strong you are or the number of races you've won; it's about the right approach. Without it, you are not going to be able to achieve all you can.”

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