Cycling: Yorkshire title joy for Bjoern

Bjoern Koerdt.
Bjoern Koerdt.
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Bramhope ten-year-old star Bjoern Koerdt has won the Under-12s Yorkshire Cyclocross Championship in his first-ever winter cross season.

Koerdt, a pupil at Bramhope Primary School and the youngest member of the All Terrain Cycles racing team, taught himself to cycle when he was just three years old and has been competing in road racing since he was five. He has already won over 100 races and turned his talents to off road cyclocross racing only two years ago – going on to win the Under-10s and Under-12s summer series this year and last weekend celebrated his biggest victory by winning the Yorkshire championships too.

Bjoern’s father, Lars, who also cycles competitively, explains: “Bjoern really is a natural cyclist. He picked up a neighbour’s bike and taught himself to ride seven years ago and has been passionate about cycling ever since. He does lots of different types of training as well as cycling around 100 miles a week, with coaching from myself as well as input from cyclocross experts.

“We have been fortunate to have been supported by All Terrain Cycles with Bjoern joining the team two years ago as its youngest member.”

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