Paddy Sharrock named in British Cycling academy team for 2016

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On the 12th October British Cycling announced their academy team for 2015/2016 and Screentek are very proud to say that we were a part of the journey for one of the young riders included on their list.

Paddy Sharrock is a familiar name in the offices at Screentek HQ as in 2013 we gathered a select band of our customers and suppliers to send Paddy to the 2013 BMX World Championships in New Zealand and helped him get spotted by the British Cycling team.

Cycling is a big part of the Screentek history having seen our own MD ride BMX in his early years so it was a natural fit to help out a talented young rider like Paddy and more recently the company has also been sponsoring the British Cycling North West Youth Tour

“We are so pleased to see Paddy awarded his place on the British Cycling Academy. No one in BMX will be surprised but it’s so nice to see someone with natural ability find their sport and work hard to reward the faith that others have had in them.” – Jason Iddon, MD Screentek

The list of companies who kindly sponsored Paddy alongside Screentek are R&D Extrusions, OPlan, Mercol, C&F Fabrications,  Future Office, Claremont Centre, EFG, BT Office Furniture, Hurst Joinery, Sapa and Fairhurst Accountants.

The support Screentek arranged has helped me achieve what I’ve achieved and become the rider I am today, I am more than grateful for the support and can’t thank all the companies involved enough” – Paddy Sharrock

“We are so pleased to see Paddy awarded his place on the British Cycling Academy. No one in BMX will be surprised but it’s so nice to see someone with natural ability find their sport and work hard to reward the faith that others have had in them.”

Jason Iddon, Screentek

“The support Screentek arranged has helped me achieve what I’ve achieved and become the rider I am today, I am more than grateful for the support and can’t thank all the companies involved enough”

Paddy Sharrock

In 2014 Paddy was selected to race internationally for the British Cycling team and was officially named in the 2015-2016 academy team squad this week which will include a boot-camp later this year.

In a recent post, GB Cycling Team performance pathway manager, Ian Yates, said: “We’ve selected a strong squad of riders this year. The competition for selection is one of the toughest we’ve ever had and we had to make some really difficult decisions to decide who made it on to the academy.”

We’ll be keeping close tabs on Paddy over the coming few years and fully expect to see him representing Team GB at an Olympic games in the future; a massive achievement for a very talented young rider and a great inspiration for the regions next batch of talent.

“We’ve selected a strong squad of riders this year. The competition for selection is one of the toughest we’ve ever had and we had to make some really difficult decisions to decide who made it on to the academy.”

Ian Yates, British Cycling

For more information about the British Cycling academy check out their blog at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk and to keep up to date with Paddy check out his Facebook page

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