Thursday, August 25, 2016

Team GB Athletes in Cumbria this weekend

Both gold medal winning team sprint cyclist Philip Hindes and taekwondo bronze medalist Bianca Walkden will be at the #IAmTeamGB event hosted by Ullswater Yacht Club on Saturday 27th August.

This is part of the I Am Team GB sports day , put on in association with ITV Border.

The aim of the event is to encourage everyone in the country to take part in a sporting activity, and ITV cameras will be filming at the club all day to catch the action.
The club is also looking for volunteers on the day to help the event run smoothly, and involve as many people as possible. Any volunteers who want to help out for the day should contact

Ullswater Sailing School will be running free sailing taster sessions from 10am-3pm with special sessions for disabled visitors, as well as a range of other sports, both on and off land, from 10am-4pm.

As part of the day, RYA Sailability - which supports people with disability to take up the sport - will be on site with two fully accessible dinghies and a mobile hoist available for use, to enable everybody the opportunity to get involved. Staff from RYA Sailability will also be present to support the event and provide information and advice on the day.

The taster sessions are completely free and there will be lots of other I Am Team GB goodies on offer. The club will provide buoyancy aids and helmets - all you need is warm clothing, waterproofs and shoes you don’t mind getting wet. The sessions are for all ages, and family groups are welcome.

To find out more about other "I Am Team GB" events happening around the country on August 27, click here.

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