Brit riding great Sir Wiggins has reportedly contributed 5,000 pounds as donation to 5 Go-Ride clubs to help them in their discovery of future cycling stars.
Go-Ride is the development programme by Brit Cycling meant to explore young talents from the country. There’re three hundred Go-Ride clubs running across the nations, in schools and communities, with the mission to help young cyclists train in varied cycling disciplines.
At present, more than 60 percent of riders at GB Cycling Team were products of Go-Ride Clubs. There is 3 time Olympic champ Jason Kenny & double Olympic champ Laura Trott, who are most renowned graduates of this developmental programme.
To announce the donation, which is being matched by titanbet, Sir Wiggins visited the Liverpool Mercury Go-Ride club- one among the 5 clubs to be benefitted from his donation.
“It was fantastic to meet young riders here at Liverpool Mercury Club today. I am really proud to contribute to great causes such as this. The local riding clubs require our support & the Go- Ride program by British Cycling does a fantastic job in encouraging the young riders about the sport. I am on my way of winding my Foundation at the moment as I am mostly focused on preparing for 2016 Rio Olympics. I am a racer & not exactly a fund raiser as you know.
“I would always stand by grass roots & encourage the young riders to take to the healthy sports such as cycling. I would love to convey my thanks to everybody who has supported me in raising funds for Foundation over 2 years. I am eagerly looking to come up with excellent result at Rio in 2016.”
The 5 Go-Ride clubs that would benefit from Sir Wiggins’ dilation are Salt Ayre Cog Set, Lyme RC, Ribble Valley Juniors, Liverpool Mercury & Cycle Sport Pendle.