SDA Academy Riders Selected

This is the SDA Academy’s 6th year, so 72 riders have now had the chance of some expert coaching and it is great to see so many previous pupils challenging for podium places.

Colin Houston, Chair of the Scottish Downhill Association expressed his thanks to GreenPower for their on-going support “we have seen some great results over the last few years and have been delighted to see the improvements that coaching has given to those who have attended the Academy”

The new batch of Academy riders attended their first training day with Ben Cathro of Sick Skills and Ronan Taylor of Raylors Trail Tuition at Dunkeld on the 24 November 2019.

Session 1 focussed on some core skills for riders to work on through the winter with the aim being to increase control of the bike.

Session 2+3 will take place pre-season (March 2020) over one weekend and will look at developing more advanced skills, increasing speed and practicing race skills.

The Academy riders for 2019 – 2020 are :-

Bethany McCully, Bryce McDowell, Cameron Revenhill, Daniel Aitken, Dimitrie Fratean, Harris Campbell, Jonathon Wilson, Jordan Gartland, Shaun Sangster, Stacey Fisher, Tom Rotchester, Robin Gray.