First Cycling Academy of Pakistan paddling off on Thursday in Qayyyum Stadium

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PESHAWAR, Feb 07 (APP):The most awaited first cycling academy of Pakistan is going to be launching in the premises of the historical Qayyum Sports Complex with the collaboration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Cycling
Association and Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
This was stated by President KP Cycling Association Nisar
Ahmad while talking to APP here on Wednesday. He said all is ready for the
historical launching of the Academy wherein even national cyclists would be
enlisted for ensure them modern techniques of the cycling. Nisar Ahmad said
that services of a qualified psychiatrist will also be given besides taking
session wise classes of the upcoming cyclists.
He lauded the generous support extended by Director
General Sports Junaid Khan, KP Minister for Sports Mehmood Khan who showed
indeed their affection for the promotion of sports in general and cycling in
particular in the province.
Such like training academy is a dream come true as it
play vital role in the promotion of any sports in the region and we are hopeful
enough that the young and promising riders will have a chance of polishing
their skills in better manner under the supervision of qualified coaches, Nisar
Ahmad added.
Nisar Ahmad, a qualified Technical Official of the
International Cycling Union who also represented Pakistan in Tour de France,
Tour de Qater, Tour of Janeiro (Italy) and World Cycling Championship in Bergen
(Norway) underline the importance of such like academies in other sports as
well so that the basic skills could be polished in an appropriate manner
He said, being part of the academy is about working to
become a better rider in a fun and progressive environment. Having good team and
learning to protect our natural environment besides understanding the rules of
the trail or road and how to keep yourself and others safe.
He said besides improving cycling handling techniques,
racing skills, cycle fitness, bike, helmet, drink, snack and suitable clothing
are things need proper awareness.
This is part of the high performance program, and
following the enthusiasm for this program and appetite for youth racing, it
became evident there was a further need for a youth development program as
well, he added.
Academy was aimed aim of educating and developing young
cyclists so they can take the first steps on the Cycling pathway. It aims to
attract, retain and develop youth cyclists by creating an environment that
promotes excellence and develops talent by providing cyclists with a platform
to reach their full potential, he said.