BMX racer Ryan Hutchinson earns place in Olympic Development Programme

Ryan Hutchinson EMN-141011-125042001

Ryan Hutchinson EMN-141011-125042001

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National under-16s number one Ryan Hutchinson has finished the season on a high after being chosen to continue to the next level on the British cycling Olympic Development Programme.

Hutchinson, 16 from Thurlby who now attends New Stamford College, has just been on a ODP camp in Manchester, at the National Cycling Centre where he had three days of intensive training.

Hutchinson has now been given a weekly schedule which is tailored to him, this is where the hard work begins with track sessions,bike skills and gym work all playing a big part as well as regular weekly updates with his coach.

The former Bourne Academy pupil said “This season has been crazy, being part of the Talent Team in my second season of BMX racing has improved my riding and confidence ten fold, and now being given the chance to develop even further with the ODP is like a dream come true”.

Hutchinson, who has raced from the five metre ramp will now have to step up to the Supercross start hill which is eight metres high and the track consists of larger jumps and at faster speeds which is more challenging.

Straight after the recent camp Hutchinson was entered into round one of the BMX Winter Series. He was racing 17-29 where he qualified out of the motos into the semi-final but while leading in the last straight and in the air off a jump he came unclipped from his pedals and fell just before the finish line. Hutchinson’s next race is in December where he travels back to the National Cycling Centre for round two of the winter series.

The young rider has been supported in his efforts by his dedicated family and by Terry Wright Cycles in Market Deeping.