Our CUDA performance bikes have had a busy summer with the Triathlon Trust encouraging children across the UK to get more active!
Accenture World Mixed Relay
They’ve been to the action-packed Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay in Nottingham. 350 local schoolchildren were able to have a go at their very own bike-run duathlon challenge on the bikes, before being inspired by top international triathletes. They then saw Team USA narrowly beat Team GB to win in front of a packed crowd on the Victoria Embankment!
They then delivered two fantastic Katie’s Legacy mini-triathlons in Bristol and Reading. This gave excited children the opportunity to complete their first ever triathlon, and a fantastic 967 children in Mold, North Wales took part in the Tata Kids of Steel mini triathlon.
International Sporting Events
The bikes have also been on tour to some exciting international sporting events this summer.
– The British Rowing’s Power8 Sprints in Bristol
– The Hockey World Cup at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
– Stage 2 of The Women’s Tour
At these events Children and families could hop on a CUDA bike and have a go at a fun and free bike-run GO TRI challenge. This also then gave them the opportunity to find out about local clubs for them get involved in triathlon further.
One of the great deliveries the Triathlon do is work with schools across the country where children who might not otherwise have the opportunity could experience duathlon (bike-run). The CUDA bikes are mounted on turbo-trainers enabling children of all abilities to participate, trip computers track the total distance travelled by each bike throughout the day and every child contributes to the total distance travelled by the school.
The Triathlon Trust recently partnered with Central England Co-Operative to inspire school children in Staffordshire to lead more active lifestyles and make healthier choices. Over 460 children of all abilities, including those with special educational needs and physical disabilities, took part in a mini-triathlon followed by a Healthy Choices workshop with the Co-Op.
The children loved tackling the ‘wiggly’ bike course on the lightweight CUDA Performance bikes, ‘This is 100% more fun than being at school! And I learnt that potatoes don’t count as one of your 5 a day’
Get Involved and future events
The impact of the Triathlon Trust’s work really has to be seen to be believed! They’re always looking for Event Volunteers so if you’d like a fun, energetic and rewarding day out why not register your interest to volunteer at one of their upcoming events:
Nottingham – 16th September
Loughborough – 25th September
Derby – 26th September
London – 1st October
Nuneaton – 2nd October
You can also find out more about what they do on their website https://do-it.org/organisations/the-british-triathlon-foundation-trust