Ex-Student Selected For Commonwealth Games

Posted on 12th March, 2018

Chris Latham - ex-student Selected to Represent England at Commonwealth Games

Chris Latham is off to the Commonwealth Games to represent England in the cycling. The games is being held on the Gold Coast, Australia and opens on Wednesday 4th April and closes on Sunday 15th April 2018.

He is making his debut in the Commonwealth Games by competing in the road race on Currumbin Beachfront. The course is said to have ‘the beauty of a Gold Coast backdrop with the beast of a challenging road course’. The event consists of both the Road Race and an Individual Time Trial. It is anticipated crowds will line the streets with flags, banners and cheers of support as the cyclists whizz past with steely focus and determination.

‘The Cycling Road Race will combine stamina with strategy as competitors plot when to make their breakaway from the pack. Will there be a telling early move or could it be a bunch sprint finish?

The Cycling Individual Time Trial will combine stamina with speed as the cyclists race the clock. Who will time their race to perfection and record the fastest time?

Starting and finishing at the stunning Currumbin Beachfront, spectators will have kilometre after kilometre of prime vantage points to witness the adrenaline-charged racing’.

Chris is coached by Heiko Salzwedel and his previous wins include

2012 Junior European Championships - Silver in team pursuit and scratch race

2012 Junior National Championships - Gold in individual pursuit and points race

2011 Junior European Championships - Gold in team pursuit 

He spends much of his time cycling all over the world and if you wish to follow him on Twitter @ChrisLatham9

Chris developed an interest in cycling thanks to Mr Leese, who as his PE teacher took him cycling to Manchester Velodrome. After a few visits it became very clear that Chris not only loved cycling but had a talent for it. Mrs Hill, who was his Form Teacher, was so delighted at how Chris became so utterly besotted with the sport and his desire to improve his technique and times she made sure he had his very first cycling shoes.

Do watch out for Chris during the Commonwealth Games and cheer him on.