Sport: Olympic cyclist kicks off relay race training

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Former Olympic champion cycling ace Bryan Steel will put Notts business people through their paces next week (9 June) when he drops into Harvey Hadden Sports Village – as part of an Innes England sponsored challenge.

The East Midlands commercial property consultancy is challenging clients and partners to the Team Relay race – part of the Nottingham’s Cycle Live Festival this summer which will help kick start the firm’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

 

To help cyclists prepare for the event, Innes England called in Nottingham-born Bryan, a former professional racing cyclist who represented Great Britain at four Olympic Games.

Craig Straw, director at Innes England, said: “We are very excited to have Bryan on board to help coach our training sessions.

 

“The relay race is open to everyone – you don’t need any previous racing experience, but this is a great chance to learn from a cycling legend.

 

“We are still looking for teams or individuals to take part in the race, so would like to hear from other riders who would like to take part – and, of course, get expert training from a former Olympian.”

 

Teams of four will battle it out during a 45-minute relay race later this month around a one mile closed road circuit at Victoria Embankment, in an event which will kick start the firm’s celebrations to mark its anniversary.

 

Bryan said: “It’s a real pleasure working with the team at Innes England to help develop their cycling skills. I feel giving the group an inside knowledge into the basics of cornering, riding in a group and changing during the relay will give the riders an experience they will remember for a long time.” 

 

Chris Simon from Cycle Live organisers Perfect Motion, added: “It is a great opportunity for the Innes England cyclists to have Bryan coaching their training. It will hone their skills and make for a great event on 25 June.”

 

Pre-race training sessions with Olympian Bryan Steel will take place on 9 and 16 June between 6pm and 7.30pm and 7.30pm to 9pm at Harvey Hadden Sports Village.

Innes England, which has offices in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, will be supporting its charity of the year, the Alzheimer’s Society as part of the celebrations and entrants are asked to make a donation to take part.

Innes England is inviting teams of four to take part in the Innes England Team Relay on 25 June. Full teams or individual riders can enter, and anyone interested should register on Innes England’s website, via http://www.innes-england.com/team-relay#

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