Jamaican bobsleigh team train by pushing car around Peterborough

Members of the Jamaican bobsleigh team have been pushing a car around Peterborough to keep fit during the coronavirus lockdown.

In scenes reminiscent of the 90s film 'Cool Runnings', Shanwayne Stephens and Nimroy Turgott have been using a Mini Cooper owned by Shanwayne's fiancée Amy to practice the explosive sprinting start of a bobsleigh run.

Shanwayne, 29, serves in the RAF and moved to the UK from Jamaica when he was 11.

Nimroy, 27, still lives in Jamaica but hasn't been able to fly home because of the lockdown.

Shanwayne and Nimroy are hoping to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics. Credit: ITV News Anglia

He's been isolating with his teammate at Shanwayne's home in Peterborough.

'Cool Runnings' tells the story Jamaica's first ever bobsleigh team and their subsequent debut at the 1988 Winter Olympics.

"Just the comparison alone, it's an honour because those guys are legends," Nimroy told ITV News Anglia.

"Those guys are the ones who set the platform for us now and we're working very hard to continue that legacy."

The pair's training has caused quite a stir in Peterborough: "The funniest thing that happened the other day was we were pushing and somebody came over to help us because they thought we were trying to jump start the car!" said Shanwayne.

"But when we tell them what we're doing, they say it's a pretty good idea - very creative!"