BRITISH CYCLING COACH URGES YOUNGSTERS TO RIDE, SETS UP CLUB
A British Cycling coach from Fleet, Laura Orme is asking youngsters and teenagers alike to get on their bikes and cycle.
To help them achieve this, Orme has set up a new club for all youngsters in Hart and Rushmoor who are between the ages of five and 16.
The past three months has seen her working tirelessly in order to finish the setup of the new kids GoRide cycle club for the Hart and Rushmoor area. Fleet-based Pedal Heaven is sponsoring the project.
The first session of the cycling event will begin on Saturday, 4th March from 9:30am at the Court Moor School in Fleet. Laura has expressed her happiness and she says she cannot wait for it to begin.
“This is wonderful news for the world of cycle sport and young, raw talent in our area. When I decided to set up this club and put a post for registered interest on Fleet Parents Facebook, I was inundated with over 80 replies. We have opened the club to 30 local children initially but we have a waiting list of over 40 due to popularity and demand,” she said.
She went on to talk about her experience as a teenager, how she had been born with a rare joint disorder known as Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a disorder where her feet were twisted and classed as severe club feet.
Noting that she spent many of her teenage years on crutches, she was however thankful that she finally managed to ride a bike without having to use stabilizers.
She also put a lot of effort into studying and graduated from human genetics before going on to land job as a clinical cytogeneticist at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.