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Olympic champion inspires Cumbrian cyclists

Philip Hindes. Credit: ITV Border

Olympic Champion Philip Hindes has been raising money for the NSPCC in Cumbria.

The double gold medal-winning cyclist went along to the Watchtree Nature Reserve to meet budding young riders, and even joined them on the circuit of the track.

The event was organised to support the NSPCC, and also inspire people to take up the sport at Watchtree, which provides accessible cycling for people of all abilities.

The charity is currently bidding for £50,000 of funding to resurface one of its tracks.

You don't really get to meet the pro cyclists, and when I've met my heroes in the past it was really inspiring for me and that actually got me pursuing my professional cycling career.

So I think this kind of thing is really inspiring for children.

– Philip Hindes MBE