Stephensons to support Olympic-style cycling event

Stephensons to support Olympic-style cycling event

Stephensons is proud to be supporting healthy lifestyles in the North West through an Olympic-style cycling event to take place in September.

Britain's only pop-up velodrome is coming to Leigh's Pennington Flash Country Park as part of the borough's Wellfast celebrations. The event, coordinated by StreetVelodrome, will be open to the public from 10am to 6pm on Saturday 10 September and from 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday 11 September.

People of all ages and ability levels are being invited to take part in the unique event and to emulate Team GB's Olympic heroes like Laura Trott and the Chorley based Bradley Wiggins.

Dedicated schools and corporate sessions will be held on the Friday, with visitors able to test their skills in a number of track cycling challenges on the Saturday and Sunday. Expert tuition will be provided to participants, along with free access to bikes and helmets.

To complete the event, some of Wigan Borough's finest amateur riders will go head-to-head in a special 'showcase race' on Sunday.

Stephensons staff will test themselves against other organisations from across the North West as six volunteers from across the firm compete in the corporate challenge on the Friday evening.

Sarah Boustouller, Head of Marketing and CSR at Stephensons said: "We are thrilled to be able to support such a unique and engaging event that is already generating huge interest in the borough.

"This summer's Olympic Games has been one of the best ever and while sports like road cycling are relatively accessible to most, track cycling usually requires a great deal of specialist equipment and facilities that the majority of people simply can't afford. The StreetVelodrome event is a fantastic initiative, giving people of all ages and background the chance to try a new sport.

“We are proud to be supporting Wellfest in their drive to promote healthy lifestyles across the borough as part of our commitment to supporting local communities."

To find out more about the Wellfest event, visit wellfest.org.