Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft is going for the treble this evening in the World Para Athletics Championships.
The 24-year-old, from Halifax, is setting her sights on a 10th world title in the 400m - after winning gold in both the 100 and 800 metres.
Hannah has never lost a race at a major championship and that is unlikely to change at the London Stadium. Clearly motivated after winning the T34 800m on Monday night, she says she is feeling 'pretty confident' about the 400m which is her favourite event.
Double Olympic Gold medalist Nicola Adams will receive an OBE today. The Leeds boxer, who's just announced that her first professional bout will take place in Manchester next month, received the award for her services to the sport.
Paralympic gold medallists Stephen Bate from Hebden Bridge, Adam Duggleby from Leeds and William Bayley from Rotherham get MBEs for cycling and table tennis respectively.
Gold medal-winning Paralympian cyclist Steve Bate is set to take part in the popular New Year’s Day Novacross cyclocross event, at Conynham Hall in Knaresborough.
Steve, who is visually impaired, won two gold medals in this year’s Rio Paralympics, and will be competing on a tandem with renowned cycling journalist and mountain bike tester Guy Kesteven in today's race to raise funds for sight-loss charity Henshaws in Harrogate.
The duo will be competing in the novice Go-Cross race which is being introduced for the first time in the 2017 event by the organisers, the Harrogate Nova Cycling Club, as a way of encouraging complete beginners to try cyclocross.
Steve’s participation is particularly fitting as the club has partnered with Henshaws in Harrogate for the event, to help raise £1,000 for a new bike rack and shelter for students at the charity’s Specialist College
The Go-Cross race gets underway at 10am with laps of a two and a half kilometre course through the grounds of Conynham Hall before the children’s races at 11am and then the headline cyclocross races from midday onwards.
Since the first event in 2014, the New Year’s Day cyclocross race has virtually doubled the number of entrants to become one of the largest fixtures in the UK, attracting a strong field of nearly 700 competitors and over a thousand spectators.
“Having Steve competing in our event is a real coup as he is an absolute legend in British cycling and an inspiration to anybody who is facing a challenge in sport or life in general.
"Steve has just an 8% field of vision, and I think we can all take inspiration from his participation in NovaCross.
“One of our key aims is to encourage newcomers into the sport. "This is why we’ve introduced the race for novices so they can find out just how much fun and excitement there is in cyclocross racing which is one of the fastest growing cycling disciplines in the UK.
“Hosting an event that sits on the sport’s international calendar is a real coup for Knaresborough and we hope to see the race’s stature grow in years to come. "Hopefully the race will support tourism in Knaresborough and bring many visitors to the town.”
Paralympic gold medallist Hannah Cockroft will be appointed Deputy Lieutenant at a ceremony in Bramham later.
The athlete from Halifax won three golds in Rio also set a new world record in the women's 400 metre final.
The ceremony at Bowcliffe Hall, near Wetherby will also see eleven people presented with the British Empire Medal.
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