August 29, 2012 (Maple Ridge BC) – The Provincial Track Cycling championships in Victoria this past weekend saw 13-year-old Maple Ridge resident Maggie Coles-Lyster, racing for her home team Local Ride Dr. Vie Superfoods+. She brought home four Gold, and one Silver, medals.
The Provincial Track Championships in Victoria BC, were held on an outdoor velodrome and consisted of approximately 10 races over three days. Track cycling is a great way to develop confidence and skills for both young and old cyclists. It helps riders improve speed, strength and race tactics.
“Developing women’s cycling is one of our foremost goals”, comments team manager Barry Lyster, “so we are delighted to see such success.”
Gillian Carleton, recent Olympic medalist and member of Local Ride/Dr. Vie Superfoods+ race team, was also there on the weekend. Although she was not competing, she was busy signing autographs and showing off her 2012 Olympic Team Pursuit bronze medal in track cycling. She also presented medals to the winners of each championship, an example to young riders of the success hard work and dedication can bring.