Tuesday, 27 March 2012

EBCC Rider Profile - David Pullan

There are several EBCC riders who some of the club members, particularly the new Saturday Kid's Club riders, don't recognise because they no longer attend Saturday morning sessions. They are still vitally important to the club and continue to get coaching support but have limited involvement with the weekly sessions.

David Pullan is one of those riders. He is a first year Under 16 rider who used to regularly attend Saturday Bike Club until the last few months. He is now focusing on track competitions and has rapidly developed into a very promising young rider, both on the road and the track.

National track Championsips Manchester 2011

In 2009/2010 he was the British Schools Cycling Association Regional Champion for Hard track and won the Best All Rounder Competition. In 2011/2012, he was the Regional Hill Climb, Rollers and Hard Track Champion.

Winning the BSCA Hill Climb 2011

GHS Final 10mile TT 2011

From starting racing at the Manchester velodrome, he has now progressed to the Friday night league and on the 9th march had three wins at MRTL and a 3rd place + finishing well in the 64 lap scratch attacking along the way, He is down to ride the Dolan series and is guesting for the Liverpool Mercury Team at the Tour of Scotland.as he was invited and to be Managed by ex pro and national champ Phil Thomas, He rides ACT senior group 2 Mondays , trains on the road Wednesdays , MRTL fridays group 4 and then any races at the weekend.

He is making rapid progress on the road, achieving an excellent 6th place in race 2 at the Southport Dolan series last weekend. Last year he was 6th Overall in the White Rose Youth league Series 2011 and came 4th in the Finale.
White Rose Youth league 2011 Finale

He has really developed his fitness, speed and tactical awareness over the last twelve months to the extent that he has represented EBCC at all the road and track Regional Schools of Racing run by British Cycling Talent Development Coaches and at the National schools in road and track.

EBCC Coaches continue to support him via selection for the RSR's, feedback from the sessions and suggestions in discussion with his father over training options. Family is vital to the development of the career of our youth riders and David's father, Adrian, gives total support for David to acheive his goals.

Although not 100% at the moment, we wish Adrian a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back at the training and racing as soon as possible.

Mandy Parker

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