Monday 7 March 2016

UCI Track World Championships

Budding young cyclists from Broadford Primary were fortunate enough to have tickets to visit The Lee Valley Velopark and see the world’s top track cyclists return to the iconic velodrome last week to compete for victory in the UCI World Track Cycling Championships.

It was a wonderful chance for the pupils to see their cycling heroes battling for the famous rainbow jerseys. It was the first time that all of the world's best cyclists have returned to the famous velodrome since the 2012 Olympics.

I couldn't wait to see Sir Bradley Wiggins... he is my hero. When he rode onto the track for the men's team pursuit the crowd really cheered and made a huge noise. Seeing him whizz round the track was incredible - I didn't realise how fast they go.
Nathaniel Ramus - aged 11

This event was doubly important as it was a chance to see the cyclists compete for the last qualifying points on offer for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as part of the #EveryRoadtoRio campaign!

In two months time Broadford pupils will have another chance to watch some Olympic standard sports when they take up their tickets for the LEN European Aquatics Championship from 9-22 May.

These events are a fantastic way to really inspire our young cyclists and swimmers. To have the opportunity to see elite athletes up close, watch their preparation and see the incredible level of their performance is amazing. Our cycling curriculum helps support pupils develop from initial scooter and bike control all the way through to managing road cycling and handling tricky junctions. To see how it looks like in competition should help to cement their enthusiasm for it.
Malcolm Drakes - Headteacher

No comments:

Post a Comment