Sainsbury's 2015 School Games
Manchester 3-6 September
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Cycling is one of four sports to have been present in the modern Olympics since 1896. Great Britain has achieved the second highest tally of medals with 63 behind France with 86.


The Great Britain Cycling Team track riders have topped the medal tables at the last two Olympic Games, winning seven Gold medals in both Beijing 2008 and in London 2012.

Sir Chris Hoy is Great Britain's most successful Olympian of all time and has six Gold medals and one Silver, whilst cycling greats such as Sir Bradley Wiggins, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Kenny and Laura Trott all have several Olympic Gold medals to their name.

Track cycling is split into two disciplines - sprint and endurance. Sprint cyclists, such as Jason Kenny and Jess Varnish, race over short distances and use strength, raw power and race tactics to win a race. Endurance cyclists, such as Laura Trott and Ed Clancy, race over much longer distances and rely on endurance ability to win a race, although the ability to sprint does help them in certain events.

At the Olympics, there are five track cycling events for both men and women. These are: sprint, team sprint, keirin, team pursuit and the omnium.

Did you know...?

Elinor Barker (Sainsbury's School Games Champion in 2010) is a two-time elite world champion in the team pursuit, whilst Danni Khan (Sainsbury's School Games Champion 2010) won two junior world champion titles in sprint events in 2013. Owain Doull (Sainsbury's School Games Champion in 2009) is the current European champion in the team pursuit. Great Britain Cycling Team members from other disciplines, such as road rider Lucy Garner and mountain biker Alice Barnes have also enjoyed success on the track at previous Sainsbury's School Games and the experience of riding the track has helped their development in their respective disciplines.

Meet the Mentor

Sainsbury's 2015 School Games cycling mentors will be available to meet for advice and ask questions. The 2015 cycling mentor is Nick Craig.


There will be 13 teams representing England North East, England North West, England Yorkshire, England East Midlands, England West Midlands, England Eastern, England Central, England South East, England South West, England South, Scotland, Ulster and Wales.

To be eligible to compete, riders must hold a UCI racing licence. Riders wishing to compete for an English region, Scotland or Wales must be members of British Cycling and may only compete for the region/nation stated on their racing licence. Riders wishing to compete for Ulster must be members of Cycling Ulster.

The Cycling selection policy is different for each region. Each region deciding on different events (within their region) to act as selection events as determined by the regional boards. For regional selection details please visit the British Cycling site here.

Event schedule

To view or print the cycling event schedule please click here

Contact Details

For any sports related enquiries please contact cycling single point of contact at British Cycling.
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Cycling Schedule

Cycling Schedule

See the Cycling Schedule for the Sainsbury's 2015 School Games.

Cycling Results

See the Cycling results from the Sainsbury's 2014 School Games
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