Led by Bex Rimmington

British Cycling Level 3 Road & TT Coach

Friday 31st January – Sunday 2nd February, 2020

Are you a Female U16 & U14 Racing Cyclist?

“Do you dream of racing the Women’s Giro D’Italia? Belgian Classics?”

If the answer is YES then Bex’s “Race Training” is definitely for you.

What does the weekend involve?

The goal of the development camps is to encourage and support young female bicycle racers from around the country. We are committed to helping young riders develop the skills, strength, healthy habits and confidence to take part in a fantastic, lifelong sport.

An overview of the weekend consists of the following:

  • Workshop on Racing Tactics
  • Group Road Ride
  • Cycle Racing FUNdamentals
  • Skills and Techniques
  • Questions & Answer Sessions

The aim is to introduce the knowledge and understanding in a fun and relaxed environment which means stepping up to junior or senior level races in a few years time will not prove so daunting.


£100 per young racer

INCLUDES: Food, Accommodation and Expert Coaching

Each young racer needs:

  • Their own bike
  • Bike maintenance kit
  • Appropriate cycle clothing for all weather conditions to cover several rides
  • Clothing for a weekend away from home
  • Toiletries & a towel.


High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre
233 Keighley Road,
BD22 0AA

To Book

Email: [email protected]

  • Arrive from 6pm on Friday 31st January.
  • Pick your young racer up at 3pm Sunday 2nd February

Parents: Want to stay at the accommodation centre and do your own thing?  £50 per person

Girls Youth Cycling Race Training Development Weekend

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Why Ironwoman Bex Rimmington Believes You Should Be Training On The Treadmill This Autumn

Bex Rimmington is the product of Zwift’s amazing Zwift Academy global talent ID program which invites both females and male cyclists/triathletes to compete for a pro contract by riding Zwift. Participants follow a program designed by world-class coaches to help uncover hidden talent throughout the Zwift community.

She is currently training for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, having qualified by winning her age category at the UK Championships this summer.

5 reasons why you need to include Zwift and indoor running into your training regime this Autumn according to Bex Rimmington:

  1. With the nights drawing in and the weather conditions being slightly more unpredictable, Zwift is a great way to keep safe and continue your training routine – there is no need to worry about your lights having enough battery, heavy frosts and ice as winter closes in, you can continue to train for your goals in your own home.
  2. Zwift is a great way to get a quality workout in a short duration, having to combine working full time and training can often be a balancing act and so you can get a really good training stress score doing a high-intensity session similar to that of a long ride, so you don’t need to feel the pressure of trying to cram more into your daily lifestyle than what is really possible.
  3. It’s quick and easy to get ready for – as the seasons begin to change, you start to wear more layers – so you can be nice to your washing machine and electric bill by walking through the door, putting on your summer kit and jumping on the bike or treadmill which is already set up.
  4. Community – join in a group session so you never feel as though you’re on your own, training with others can provide great motivation and if you sign up to a workout then you can be sure that there are others enduring the pain with you.
  5. It’s fun – if you are new to running or a seasoned professional it is a great way to build up fitness, for the competitive Zwifters you can sign up to an event or race, or try and get a jersey for segments, or if you simply happy doing your own thing it is a great way to log your miles and fitness progress – once you sign up to Zwift you will soon see what I mean.


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The final episode from our time at team camp.

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Episode 4 – grab a brew and have a watchh

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Episode 3 of our time at camp is now live 

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Tune into Episode 2…

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Check out Episode 1 from our time at team camp in California.

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Tune into the first installment of life in the Zwift Triathlon Academy. Over the coming months we will be vlogging what we get up too and showing the highs and lows as each of us tries to qualify for Kona.

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Melton athlete Bex Rimmington selected for four-strong global triathlon team

Published: 08:30 Thursday 26 April 2018

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Bex Rimmington was our sports personality of the year in 2011

Prolific Melton sportswoman Bex Rimmington has landed one of just four places in an ambitious global triathlon team. Bex was the only British athlete selected among thousands of applicants, and one of just two women, to join the Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team.

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Bex (left) tastes success as a rower at the Henley Regatta

Zwift began their search in February, inviting applications to join ‘the world’s best supported amateur tri team’. Bex, who now lives in Lancashire, will receive coaching from an expert team, led by British former triathlon world champion Tim Don, to compete at the Ironman World Championships, in Hawaii, in October.

“Words cannot even describe how excited I am about this,” she said. “I’m absolutely made-up to be named in the academy.”

The quartet, which also includes Rachael Norfleet, from the United States, Geert Janssens, of Belgium, and German athlete Golo Philippe Röhrken, will receive cutting-edge training equipment and attend a testing session in California.

The 35-year-old spent a few years as a triathlete, having started out as a successful swimmer, and won gold at the European Age Group Triathlon Championships.

She then decided to concentrate on cycling and was selected as a tandem pilot with the British Para-cycling team.

Bex spent a stint in rowing after being talent-scouted, but soon returned to two wheels, going on to ride as a professional for women’s cycling team Team WNT last year.

But after a racing crash in the Czech Republic blighted her season, she decided it was time to up the ante still further and dive into ironman long-distance triathlons.

Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a full marathon, all to be completed without a break.

“The Ironman and triathlon dream got put on the backburner while I pursued my cycling,” Bex explained.

“But after the crash I had problems with my wrist, and only recently, after surgery, have I been able to put weight through my hand on the bike and pick things up without dropping them.

“I thought long and hard as to what I could do this year to still be competitive and also rehabilitate my hand, so that was when I decided maybe taking that raincheck on the ironman was the right time.

“I have every intention of getting back to bike racing, but I need to make sure I’m 100 per cent right before going back into the peloton.”



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Bex Rimmington selected for Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team

Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team

In February (HERE), Zwift launched their 2018 Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team project, searching for four athletes to join “The World’s Best Supported Amateur Tri Team”.

Not surprisingly, 1000’s of applications soon followed, but there could only be four athletes selected. The winners are announced here, including news that one of the four, Bex Rimmington, will provide British interest to the team, which also includes athletes from the USA, Belgium and Germany.

Bex was a national level swimmer as a junior, has been a professional cyclist and also a Pilot rider for the visually impaired on the Para-Cycling programme, in a varied sporting career. It will be interesting to see how that background translates to IRONMAN racing.

Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team Announced

Best supported amateur triathlon team to compete at the Ironman Triathlon Championships in Kona, Hawaii with high-level backing from Specialized and Zwift.

Zwift, the global online training platform for cyclists and runners, today announced the selection of four top amateur triathletes who will form the inaugural Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team. Four members, two men and two women, hailing from the US, Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom, will train on Zwift with the ultimate focus on competing for the age group podium at the IRONMAN World Championships at Kona, Hawaii.

2018 Specialized Zwift Triathlon Academy Team:

  • Rachael Norfleet, US
  • Geert Janssens, Belgium
  • Golo Philippe Röhrken, Germany
  • Bex Rimmington, United Kingdom

“I feel absolutely honoured and thrilled to be part of the Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team”, says Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team member, Golo Philippe Röhrken. “I am looking forward to meet people who share the same passion as I do, to develop the idea of sharing workouts and sessions with athletes via Zwift and to be part of this professional project towards Kona 2018, surrounded by the best material and advice possible.”

Created in 2016, the groundbreaking Zwift Academy program set out to identify undiscovered cycling talent using the virtual training environment of Zwift. Since then, three amateur cyclists have found homes in the professional cycling peloton, on the Canyon//SRAM Racing team and Team Dimension Data. With the recent launch of Zwift Run, turning the Zwift Academy program towards triathlon was a natural expansion.

The Team will be generating content from their training and racing in the build up to Kona 2018. In addition, the team will be engaging the Zwift Community by leading group runs and cycling sessions on the online training platform.

The Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team athletes will benefit from the best support package of any amateur team in triathlon. Zwift will make smart trainers and treadmills available to the team members while title partner, Specialized will help to ensure each athlete receives the best bike equipment possible, through a full package of S-Works gear, a Retül fitting, and Win Tunnel testing session at their Morgan Hill, CA headquarters.

“We are super excited about this group of incredible athletes and look forward to meeting the team here in Morgan Hill.” says Mark Cote, Head of Global Marketing and Innovation at Specialized. “We will be equipping each with S-Works bikes and equipment and making sure each is optimized biomechanically and aerodynamically in our Human Performance Lab and Win Tunnel.”

Alongside equipment, the Team will receive careful coaching support from Tim Don, race mentoring from Lucy Charles, as well as support for racing logistics from Zwift.

“There were thousands of applications to the Specialized Zwift Academy and the calibre of athletes were extremely impressive,” says IRONMAN World Record Holder and Olympian Tim Don. “Selection was a difficult task for the team, but I feel confident that we have four triathletes capable of reaching the podium at Kona. I’m looking forward to now meeting with them and helping them achieve their dream.”

“It still doesn’t seem that long ago that I was an amateur triathlete, it’s been a whirlwind few years,” offers Specialized athlete Lucy Charles. “As an amateur, I’d have loved to have this level of support and mentoring.”

Additionally, Zwift will be covering associated expenses for the team throughout the season, including a $1500 USD budget contribution towards a qualifying event of the athlete’s choosing as well as entry fees, flights, and accommodations for the Kona IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

“With the launch of Zwift Run, now more than ever, Zwift is poised to be the ultimate training tool for triathletes,” says Eric Min, Zwift co-founder and CEO. “We wanted to not only showcase that with this team of incredible athletes, but also to demonstrate our commitment to the dedicated triathlete community that thrives in Zwift. I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can all do together in Kona and beyond.”

For more information on the new Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team, go to www.zwift.com/academy. Follow the team’s journey on social media at @gozwifttri on Twitter and @gozwifttriathlon on Instagram.

Specialized Zwift Academy Triathlon Team



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