World Congress of Cycling Science


Schools event: ‘The Science of Cycling’

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Hosted by the World Congress of Cycling Science (in conjunction with School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Kent)

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Portland Crescent, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3HB


The World Congress of Cycling Science will host a school’s event on Wednesday, 2 July 2014. We have invited 5/6 pupils from the following schools to attend this event:

  • Gildersome Primary School
  • Kippax North Primary School
  • Otley St Josephs Primary School
  • Yeadon Westfield Primary School

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Kent will coordinate this event with members of our team having overseen a series of award winning events with school children in the run up to, and following, the London 2012 Olympics. HaB direct will also support the event, providing specialised equipment used by elite athletes, offering all children who attend a unique experience.

The aims of the event are to promote science, cycling and the links between them to a wide audience. We hope to inspire children to learn more about science based subjects and being physically active. The main programme will involve the children taking part in four 'activity pods':

  1. Yellow Jersey (Cycling performance and competition)
  2. Turbo Boost (Sports Nutrition – including healthy diets and sports drinks)
  3. The Human Engine Room (Physiology - including measuring heart and lung function)
  4. Mind Games (Sports psychology - including concentration and mental fatigue)

Each pod will provide an introduction to the science behind the performance of a cyclist. All the pods will feature hands-on, fun activities developed and supported by sports scientists who work elite athletes in a variety of different disciplines.


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Last Updated: 01/05/2014