TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

The last time I wrote was following the National Series Race in Scotland. After a credible 5th place, I secured the lead of the British National Series.

This was a good achievement and better than I anticipated. The next race was the 10th July and was the next round in the national series. It was relatively local to me and hoped to show a good result. Starting the race my legs weren't as good as i hoped which was later explained by the development of a virus which plauged me for several months. After a string of antibiotics and regaining my strength, I went on to finish 5th in the British National Series and finished the season by winning a race in the Dave Creasy Track Meet.

And on Sunday Robert Hogg went up to Scotland to take part in the Spokes Cycles Kingdom Junior Classic, part of the Junior National Series.

  • Icebreaker Track Series - Newport National Velodrome - 1st Place Overall
  • Junior Tour of the Mendips National Series - 2nd Place Overall
  • Cadence Road Race Junior National - 3rd Place
  • KALAS winter Pursuits - 3rd Place
  • Isle Of Man Junior Tour National - 7th Overall
  • The Rutland CiCle classic Junior National  - 9th
  • Mid Devon Open 10 TT - 5th 

After consistency, I am looking forward to the next round of the National Series in Kingdom in Scotland on the 7th of June and the remainder of national races to come.

I have also some great races lined up in Belgium.

Latest Update from cyclist Robert Hogg

"Winter training is going fabulously, i'm getting in 15-18 hours training per week and i'm feeling very good for it, and the results i've got in the first two races of 2015 reflect that.

TS5C sponsored Robert Hogg has written to us, between travelling the length and breadth of england and belgium racing and training, to update us on how he has been going in the last few months. 

His season has been very successful so far with top 3 positions in national level events. He has been taking part in all rounds of the Junior National series which has been full of bad luck including punctures and crashes, in the events he has not had incident he has finished well. His full results list is below

Alan Gloak, Chairman of TS5C and one of the young sports people sponsored by the charity, cyclist Robert Hogg, photographed on the outskirts of Glastonbury for an article by Tina Rowe in the Western Daily Press. Robert cycled from Chard faster than Alan could drive it!!



It's been a busy few weeks, I have been continuing the Spring Track League at Newport Velodrome and with the increase in gear size, i have managed to claim some great top 3 results in the long races such as the Eliminator and Points race.


I'll use this e-mail as a chance to update you on how my progress in my sport has been. As you know, i've taken part in the KALAS Winter Series which is held on Merryfield Airfield. After winning the first round of the series from an attack which i launched from the outset, I was put in the "malliot jaune," The Yellow Leaders Jersey.....

Throughout winter I am travelling to the Welsh National Velodrome in Newport every Tuesday to take part in the popular and competitive Newport City Track League.

I am riding in the A League (the most advanced race group), racing with riders older than me who are riding in British Cycling Talent Programmes and teams.

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