‘Olympic’ cyclists head for the area

Young people training for the 360 Degree Challenge, olympic inspired event kicking off Aug 3
Young people training for the 360 Degree Challenge, olympic inspired event kicking off Aug 3

A TEAM of 16 adventurous young people will be visiting Preesall Youth and Community Centre as part of an Olympic-themed 218-mile cycle ride.

Commencing today, the 360° Challenge will take the young people and four support staff between every district in Lancashire, starting at Lancaster and finishing just six days later in Morecambe.

Inspired by the theme of 360° and based on the Olympic logo rings, the challenge is fuelled by the Olympic spirit of participation, energy and collaboration.

The group is due to arrive at Preesall Youth and Community Centre at approximately 3pm on the last day of the tour, Monday, August 8, when an event fusing sport and the arts will be held for cyclists and members of the local community.

A group of 20 additional cyclists from Wyre District will join the challenge riders for the last stretch, arriving in cultural fancy dress representing the Olympic nations.

At around 4pm the group will set off on the final leg of the tour, taking them to the Platform Station Buildings in Morecambe.

The 360° Challenge is a collaborative partnership project between Lancashire County Council’s Young People’s Service and the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, and forms part of Blaze, a youth-led culture and sport programme. It is aimed at young people who are looking for an exciting challenge, a more active lifestyle and a range of cultural experiences.

l The 360° Challenge will culminate in a highlights and celebratory event at The Platform in Morecambe on August 8. For more information visit www.face book.com/my360challenge