Rod Ellingworth (Team Sky Coach) talking at Grantham Library on 29th October

Rod Ellingworth, born in Grantham, is a coach for the Team Sky professional cycling team, and from January 2013 their performance manager, responsible for overseeing the sports directors and race coaches. Rod competed as a professional cyclist between 1995 and 1997 and represented his country several times at international events.

Rod will be at Grantham Library on Tuesday 29th October (5.45 to 7.45pm – free entry) for a talk and book signing, with his new book “Project Rainbow”

Event poster can be downloaded here Rod Ellingworth

“Project Rainbow” is a thrilling and inspiring story of British sporting success.

Twenty years ago, British road cycling was in the doldrums: today it is at the top of the world, thanks to Bradley Wiggins’s Tour de France win, Mark Cavendish’s Road World title and the dominance of the British squad, Team Sky. Cycling has become that rare beast, a story of British sporting success built from the bottom up.

As GB Elite Road Coach and Team Sky’s Performance Manager, Rod Ellingworth is one of the chief architects behind that success. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of this amazing journey: the meteoric rise of both teams to the top of the road cycling world, and the four-year campaign that led to Mark Cavendish’s historic Road World Championships title in 2011.

If people are interested in going to this can they let me know and I will try and co-ordinate some car sharing and book tickets with SKDC:)

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