‘Jersey of Champions’ unveiled at Mountbatten Leisure Center signed by famous cyclists including Sir Bradley Wiggins

The jersey, organized by Portsmouth North End Cycling Club, has been signed by famous cyclists such as Dame Laura Kenny, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy.

Signatures have been collected by club member Alan Collins at major national and international cycling events over several years.

North End cyclist Harry Jackson also signed the jersey. He competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics and the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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Left to right: Peter MacLennan, Jessica Finney, Lizzie Butcher, Alun Davies and Alan Collins.

He also won a bronze medal in the 4,000 meter individual pursuit at the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

The jersey was donated to Mountbatten Leisure Centre, to inspire the next generation of cyclists and encourage more cyclists across the city.

BH Live, the charity social enterprise that runs the leisure center and velodrome, has worked with UK cycling, local clubs and cycling charities and organizations to boost cycling and participation in Portsmouth.

Rob Cunningham, BH Live’s Head of Entertainment, said: “We are honored to display the Champions shirt at Mountbatten. So much dedication and support is needed to inspire and nurture champions and we are so proud to showcase some of the best in the world.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transport at Portsmouth City Council, explained:

“What a great way to continue the conversation about cycling in Portsmouth. Cycling is a great way to improve your mental well-being, reduce air pollution and stay active, and if you’re able to ride a bike I’d recommend trying the range of excellent trails bike lanes that we have in the city.

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