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BBC Olympic special to be broadcast from York Sport Village

Photo credit: www.independent.co.uk
Photo credit: www.independent.co.uk
Photo credit: www.independent.co.uk

There is excitement about the BBC’s plan to broadcast a special good luck message to Team GB’s cyclist Lizzie Armitstead live from the York Sport Village’s 1km cycle circuit.

At 6am on the 7th August BBC Breakfast are planning to broadcast a special good luck message to the British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead, from York Sport Village on the Heslington East campus, it has been announced on York Sport’s Facebook page. Armitstead is due to compete in Rio on the same day in the final of the women’s road race, which begins at 4.15pm GMT. Despite controversy over apparent missed drugs tests, many are eagerly anticipating the reigning World, Commonwealth and National women’s road race champion winning a gold medal.

Students and other members of the public are encouraged to attend the broadcast, which lasts until 9am, with a number of perks provided by York Sport, such as free use of cycling equipment and facilities and even free use of the swimming pool, whilst the broadcast is taking place. The opportunity to be featured on the programme was also mentioned. Moreover, those who arrive at the cycling arena before the 6am start will be offered the chance to win one of ten signed jerseys.

Most essentially, York Sport urged members of the University of York community to use this opportunity “to celebrate Yorkshire’s fantastic cycling facilities”. Among the training sessions offered at the York Sport Cycle Circuit are Women’s sessions, Inclusive and Para cycling and even Roller Skiing.