NCCH AND MORNING GLORY CYCLING CLUB
The National Cycling Centre Hamilton (NCCH) and the Morning Glory Cycling Club (MGCC) have come together to form a new youth-cycling development program for the 2017 season. The partnership will see the development of the MGCC youth program with the assistance and knowledge of NCCH. In addition, a new U-23/Elite men's and women's trade team will be created.
“The agreement between NCCH and MGCC is fantastic news for youth cycling and for Ontario cycling in general. NCCH has been running a very successful program for a number of years, and extending our expertise to assist MGCC in building a strong youth program is great news for everybody,” said Ward Black, president of NCCH's board of directors.
NCCH Elite p/b MGCC will be a stepping-stone for athletes developed by the NCCH and MGCC programs. Currently, the program has facility, coaching and funding commitments for the next three years.
The NCCH Elite p/b MGCC team will recruit just Under-20-year-olds, likely making it the youngest trade team in Canada in 2017.
“We have selected young riders who have potential, the commitment and are good role models for our youth to look up to,” said Rick Lee, team sport director.