Welwyn Wheeler duo picked for Great Britain performance plan

PUBLISHED: 17:27 16 December 2014 | UPDATED: 17:27 16 December 2014

Lauren and Jack Welwyn Wheelers

Lauren and Jack Welwyn Wheelers


Welwyn Wheeler duo Lauren Murphy and Jack Plumley have been hand-picked for Team GB’s performance pathway.

Murphy, 15, who only joined the club this year, has been impressing British Cycling with her progress throughout the season at a national level and has been invited to be an Olympic Development Apprentice (ODA).

Plumley has been chosen to progress onto the Olympic Development Programme (ODP).

Murphy has had a successful year having been selected for the Sainsbury’s UK School Games and winning a bronze medal at the National Maddison Championships last month, she was also being selected to ride the Revolution Series alongside some of the top cycling stars such as Welwyn Wheelers’ very own Laura Trott.

After being selected onto the Olympic Talent team last year, Plumley (16) is very pleased to have been hand picked by British Cycling to progress on the Olympic Development Programme (ODP) for the 2015 season.

Focusing on his discipline as a track sprinter, British Cycling team coaches provide Plumley with an individual training programme, structured race programme and support from GBCT’s performance support team.

Plumley produced medals at the National Track Championships, National Maddison Championships plus gold and silvers at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games.

He has also been selected to ride with the Rapha Condor JLT professional cycling team in the Revolution Series at tracks across the United Kingdom.

Speaking at the London Velodrome this week, Plumley said: “It’s going to be tough. I will only be selected if I can continue to improve my performance and times. I am appreciative of the support that British Cycling and Herts Talented Athlete Programme has given me.”

Welwyn Wheelers is based at Gosling Sports Park in WGC where Lauren and Jack train alongside over 300 members of all ages and abilities. More information can be found at www.welwynwheelers.org.uk. More about the British Cycling Team Performance Pathway can be found at www.britishcycling.org.uk/performancepathway

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