The Triathlon Trust have donated 24 bikes and helmets to the Brownlee Foundation to facilitate their new weekly bike and run sessions and enable children who don't have their own suitable equipment to join in.
Following on from the success of their mini triathlon events that have seen 20,000 children enjoy a taster of triathlon, the Brownlee Foundation have launched a local bike and run session at the Brownlee Centre and Cycle Circuit at Bodington Playing Fields.
In partnership with the University of Leeds, these weekly sessions will enable children, age 8 to 14 to enjoy biking and running activities in a safe environment, under the supervision of British Triathlon qualified coaches.
Mike Jubb, CEO, Triathlon Trust says, 'It's great to see the Brownlee brothers not only inspiring children to get active through their own amazing performances, but also by organising these local sessions. It's a privilege to partner with them and donate some of our bikes so that kids that might not own a bike don't miss out'.
Jonny Brownlee says 'It’s brilliant to be able to use such a great facility to meet the goals of the Brownlee Foundation in giving as many children as possible the opportunity to enjoy riding bikes and being active'
Mike Jubb from the Triathlon Trust and Alistair Brownlee pictured at the handover of the bikes.
The Brownlee Foundation sessions are being run at the Brownlee Centre, University of Leeds (LS16 8NA) on Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm. For more information or to book on to the sessions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07878 187742.