Dulwich Paragon CC is delighted to congratulate Alex Brooke-Turner on securing support from British Cycling as part of their Paralympic Podium Potential Programme.
It means Alex will be part of the wider Great Britain Cycling Team and receive training support as part of the longer-term national buildup to the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Alex is already a British national champion and last year completed the amazing feat of making a triple-ascent of Mont Ventoux on his hand-cycle.
“This a pretty big milestone on a journey that started back in 2013 when I first started riding with the club. So far I’ve become National Champion, raced in Europe, and slowly crawled up mountains.
“There aren’t any goals yet except to just see how much I can progress now I will have a coach and support from the British Cycling team. It’s been my absolute pleasure to share the ride with the club.”
Support varies depending on the level of past success and future prospects. For now Alex will receive coaching as well as support in fitness, conditioning, nutrition and other areas of training and development.
Club Chair Patrick Hawkins welcomed the news:
“We’re all really proud of Alex and his achievements so far. It’s amazing for the club to have a prospective Olympian in the ranks and we’ll do whatever we can to help support him along the way.”
Like the rest of the club Alex is currently under lockdown but can often be seen on Zwift and is currently training indoors for around 12-14 hours a week.