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It’s Cyclotopia Time!

logoTo all cyclists – from complete novices to experienced cyclists

Not only is Cyclotopia 2016 on the Queen’s 90th birthday, Sunday 12th June 2016, (so is a great way to celebrate at the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park!) but, this year, we are also being joined by Paralympic champion and inspirational speaker Mark Colbourne MBE!


Sign up for a great day out!

Bring your families, friends, work colleagues and spectators!  Kids go free!

Meet and cycle with Mark Colbourne MBE!

Win prizes on the day!

Help raise money for Breathing Matters (prize for top fundraiser)!


  • Sign up to cycle on the premium perfect one mile road circuit and challenge yourself to 1, 5, 10, 15 or 20 miles, AND try the brand new exciting off-road mountain bike trails.
  • Or take advantage of our great value Velodrome package which includes a 75 minute session on the fastest track in the world with expert coaching and exciting timed laps.

This event has something for everyone.  Bikes and helmets are available at the VeloPark (check ages on website),  but you can bring your own if preferred.

Price £20 for road and mountain trail – kids go free!  Velodrome package £65.

For more information and to register, visit:                                      

For any queries, please contact

Hope to see you all there!

A Right Royal Quiz: Spring 2016 Newsletter

Who is the Chancellor of UCL?

Answer: The Princess Royal, HRH Princess Anne

Queen Victoria was the first monarch to speak on the telephone. In what year?
Answer: 1878 – She tried it out under the supervision of Alexander Graham Bell, its inventor. ‘A Professor Bell explained the whole process, which is most extraordinary’, the Queen wrote in her diary.

How many rooms are there at Buckingham Palace?
Answer: 775 – These include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.

What is Prince Harry’s official first name?
Answer: Henry

In what year did Philip and Elizabeth first meet?
Answer: 1934 – At the wedding of Philip’s cousin, Princess Marina of Greece, to The Duke of Kent, Elizabeth’s uncle. They met again in 1939, which is when Elizabeth took notice of him.



Spring 2016 Newsletter

For our Spring 2016 Newsletter, please click here