Special Weekly Update – The GB Mountain bike squad helps Hadleigh legacy live on
Since the games, the Essex Legacy and Active Essex teams at Essex County Council have been working closely with the local community to preserve this great sporting legacy. On Wednesday 19th March, years of determined sports development paid off when the GB Mountain Bike squad visited the park to train and work with young people from the Hadleigh Mountain Bike club.
The club was formed prior to the games with support from Active Essex and is now fully prepared for when the course is open in 2015 with newly qualified coaches funded through Active Essex grants.
In return for exclusive use of the track this week, the GB squad has taken valuable time out of their schedule to ensure the Olympic dream lives on. The young riders participated in three skill based activities then teamed up with the GB riders for a relay race before finishing with an individual race. Finally there was a question and answer session before everyone gathered for a photo where George Crocombe received a jersey from the GB Team for winning the individual race.
The bike course is currently closed to the public until spring 2015, while works continue, however you can head to www.hadleighmtbclub.co.uk to find out more about upcoming opportunities to ride the course offered only by them.
For more information about the Hadleigh Farm and Country Park Project head to: www.essexlegacy.org.uk.