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Concord student who is climbing to the top – in hill cycling!

Wednesday October 25, 2017

A young Concord student who only came to this country just over a year ago is climbing to the top – in hill cycling. Ronnie Tse in Form 5, joined ‘Mid Shropshire Wheelers’ in March of this year after beginning his studies at Concord College in September 2016. He has won two hilly time trials, at Ironbridge and Llanyblodwel, in the junior category, and also scores commendably on the overall leader-boards. Ronnie is currently training for the Five Chimneys which is the final hilly time trial of the cycling season. He is training on a new cycle which he will use for hill and road racing next season including the Velo Birmingham 100 mile charity cycling marathon. He is also planning to do a triathlon next summer, as well as taking his GCSE’s at the end of this academic year. Ronnie spends a good deal of his free time training and says he finds cycling on UK roads, particularly those around the college, ‘a lot safer’ than roads in Hong Kong. “There is also more etiquette on the roads in this country,” said Ronnie who will focus on road racing as well as hill climb time trials next season. Said Concord Principal Mr. Neil Hawkins:  “Ronnie is not only a good athlete, but is also a good academic, displaying dedication and determination. “He represents what we aspire to be as a college, making the most of what he is and enjoys life. And to think that he only seriously took up cycling last year.”