An evening with an Olympic Gold medalist

For our second BDOVELO networking evening we were lucky enough to have a view over the hallowed turf of The Kia Oval.

With the sun setting and casting a beautiful light over the home of Surrey County Cricket we turned our thoughts firstly to the winning gold of our first speaker, Amy Williams.

Originally a runner, Amy began training in skeleton in 2002 after trying the sport on a push-start track at the University of Bath. After years of gruelling training Amy became the first British gold medallist in an individual event at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Amy shared her adventures with us from her specific warm up protocol ahead of each race, to the challenge of the skin suit and what that actual medal meant to her. Amy has since taken up cycling and shared her many mishap of a new cleated rider taking on the challenge of the L’etape du tour.

We then welcomed back, Jamie Pringle from Boardman Performance Centre. Jamie spoke more about the need for speed and gave a few fascinating examples of his work with elite sports and world class athletes. He discussed his involvement with the Boardman Performance Centre in Evesham and included some top tips on how the weekend warriors amongst us can gain some extra speed.

It was great to see some new faces in the audience and we hope that having an insight from our ride captain, Donald Fraser, gave you an idea of what to expect when you come on a BDOVELO ride.

Our next ride is on the 20 June at Harleyford Golf Club near Marlow, you won’t want to miss out, so make sure you register here.  

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