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Raleigh, one of the UK’s best known bicycle manufacturers, has cemented their commitment to youth development in sport by confirming their sponsorship of the Revolution Future Stars.

Revolution is the most successful track cycling event in the UK, held throughout winter at the Manchester Velodrome it has become a mainstay of the British track season and has provided a fantastic arena for both elite and young riders to hone their skills. The Future Stars competition has always provided some of the very best racing at the events and was the training ground for Andy Tennant who after two seasons of riding Future Stars became a Junior World Champion. Tennant will this year graduate to the elite racing along with last season’s Future Stars winner Steven Burke and third placed Adam Blythe. This leaves the door open for the new emerging talent to make their mark and gain valuable experience in front of the 3000+ Revolution audience.

Raleigh’s involvement has ensured that the Future Stars will continue to grow with competitions now in place for both the girls and boys, “We are committed to youth development in cycling,” commented Raleigh’s Corporate Development Executive Paul Chapman. “Revolution provides an excellent opportunity for us to extend this work and fits perfectly with our existing strategies for developing women’s and youth cycling.”

The Future Stars competition will kick off at Revolution 9

• For more on the current Raleigh road range go to the Raleigh website


When?: 15th October 2005
Where?: Manchester Velodrome
What time?: Doors open at 5.30pm – racing starts 7pm

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As ever tickets are available to purchase in advance from or by calling 0700 594 2579. Tickets will also be available on the door.

Track league starts 11.10.05
Racing is set to resume in the second session of the 2005 Manchester Regional Track League. The League was established in 1994 when Manchester Velodrome opened and has been a breeding ground for many current champions.

Tuesday nights focus on endurance events for accomplished track riders and run from October 11 through to December 6, while Fridays offer a more diverse programme and run from October 14 through to December 9, 2005. Racing on both nights starts at 7.45pm and entries on the line are available on Tuesdays only. The League also welcomes assistance from volunteers and race officials to help with the smooth running of the events.

For further details of entry, registration or helping out contact:
• Tuesday: Carole Leigh, 0161 747 0828, e-mail
• Friday: Pete Lickfold – 0161 487 1212 – e-mail


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