School Sports: Isaac Newton students ride at Olympic venue
PUBLISHED: 15:15 07 October 2015
Ilford school pupils emjoy free afternoon at Lee Valley VeloPark
Isaac Newton Academy students joined hundreds of other youngsters from across London in enjoying free cycling around Lee Valley VeloPark as part of the second annual Schools Festival.
Secondary school students from every London borough as well as all districts in Hertfordshire and Essex were invited to cycle in the tracks of sporting legends like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott.
The youngsters were also given the chance to cycle around the venue’s BXM circuit, road track and mountain bike route.
And Paul Osborn, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority chairman, was delighted that so many children were able to take part in the event.
“We fund these Schools Festivals to give young people from across the region the chance to try sports for free in our inspirational venues. In 2015 alone over 1,000 young people will have taken part in our Schools Festivals,” he said.
“There is no better place in the world to try track, BMX, mountain biking or road cycling than Lee Valley VeloPark which saw so much glory during London 2012, and we hope that many of today’s visitors will be inspired to continue cycling.
“Today’s students will join almost other 40,000 participants who have been introduced to track cycling here since the venue was re-opened to the public.
“Major events held here including the UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Revolution Series and Sir Bradley Wiggins’ amazing Hour Record have provided unforgettable moments.
“With the UCI Track Cycling World Championships being held at Lee Valley VeloPark in March and of course Rio 2016 next summer we want to give as many young people as possible the chance to cycle here.”
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