Tips from an expert

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Pedal power . . . World team pursuit cycling champion and Olympic medallist Marc Ryan, of Timaru, in conjunction with The Cyclery, organised an event for young riders recently. It was a chance to give participants an opportunity to ride beside and learn from one of the region’s greatest athletes, The Cyclery owner James Smith said. Ryan rode up and down through the bunch as it progressed, spending time with each rider and offering tips. The 33-year-old said he enjoyed the opportunity. ‘‘Taking this group of youngsters out for a bunch ride was a fantastic way to start sharing the many years of experience that I have had.’’