Cyclotopia: an Olympic Success
- “A fun packed day full of amazing people…Great atmosphere.”
- “It was a great exciting experience. Thank you.”
- “Lots of fun activities, very well organised, great value for money.”
- “It’s a great place to cycle and fun for children.”
- “It was the best day of the year so far” – Oliver, aged 8
These were just a few comments from cyclists who attended our new charity event; Cyclotopia.
Cyclotopia was held at the QE Olympic Park VeloPark at Lee Valley on Sunday 14th June 2015. Over 200 fundraisers and supporters turned up to support all four UCLH Charities. Cyclists were of all ages and all abilities.
Families loved the choice of road circuit and mountain trail, with many having the opportunity to try both. Hard core cyclists zoomed around the fast road circuit with wind in their hair, while families trailed behind with smiles on their faces, waving each time they completed another one mile circuit.
There was a special buzz at the Velodrome. Two sessions were available with a qualified trainer. Fears of the brakeless, clip-on bikes were quickly quashed by the skilled trainer, and all cyclists were cheered on heartily by our ‘rent-a-crowd’ supporters for the Velodromers’ timed sprint finales. Most have vowed to come back next year to beat their ‘PB’. Watch out Bradley!
We are so grateful to the staff and volunteers at the VeloPark who worked tirelessly throughout. An important thank you goes to our sponsors, Cycle Republic. A special thanks goes to our charity volunteers, without whose help this event could not have taken place. We are indebted to you all.
Over £11K has been raised so far for this event which is pretty good for a first event, and we hope to build on this next year and make this event bigger and better.
Most of those who attended confirmed they would recommend this charity event to a friend. Are you ready for a buzz …