All Budding Laura Trotts and Jason Kennys - Charity is offering financial support to young cyclists

Team GB's golden cycling couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny now have an amazing 10 Olympic gold medals between them, and watching them - and the rest of the GB cycling team compete - has been one of the major highlights of Rio 2016. 

For any young cyclists who have been inspired by their Olympic triumphs and are seeking to emulate their heroes' success, local charity The Travers Foundation has created a cycling fund for coaching and competition expenses. 

Applicants must be aged 13 to 30 years old, and live in Northamptonshire, Rutland or Leicestershire. 

The cycling fund is being supported by Rutland Cycling, who have pledged to offer generous equipment discounts to cyclists given financial assistance by the charity. 

Uppingham business-man Anthony Tilley, 44, recently boosted this fund by £500 having recently undertaking a gruelling sponsored cycle ride from London to Paris. 

Terry Forsey, Chairman of The Travers Foundation, said: 

"The cycling fund was set up to help youngsters from our area access funds for coaching and competition expenses. 

"Until you reach the top of your chosen sporting profession, you don't receive any funding, and youngsters have to rely on family and friends for financial support. 

"Not everyone is in a position to offer this, and that's where we can help. At The Travers Foundation we firmly believe that funding shouldn't be a barrier to youngsters achieving success, and we hope to help them reach their full potential in their chosen fields, in this case cycling. 

"We'd just like to say an enormous 'thank you' to Anthony Tilley for his amazing donation, and also to Rutland Cycling for pledging their support to our cycling fund."  

For further information on the work of the Travers Foundation please visit www.travers-foundation.org.uk 

Categories: