Olympic Champion helps out fellow Welsh riders

Olympic Champion Geraint Thomas has passed on his knowledge and expertise to help Welsh cyclists in Newport.

The champion, who hosted the Geraint Thomas track day at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport this week, also rode with fellow Great Britain pros Jon Mould, Luke Rowe and Owain Doull who showcased their talents to around 60 children and 50 adults.

The event also included an auction and demonstration in aid of Action Medical Research.

Thomas said of his role: “It is nice to come back to Wales after being away for so long. When someone from your local area is doing well, it makes things a bit more real.”

He added: “It is nice to give a little bit back and hopefully give people a little bit of inspiration. The Velodrome is a great facility and when I was a kid, it was always exciting to see the top cyclists at the time and that really stepped up a gear when the Velodrome opened.”

The project was being operated in conjunction with Newport City Council, Welsh Cycling and Seren PR.

Have your say... (1 comment so far)

  1. He’s a good geezer is ‘G’ with a head of hair like Tom Jones in the 1960s, cycling expanding in the UK is great stuff.

    Comment by Stuart Briggs on Thursday 10th November 2011 at 10:20 pm

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