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Go for Gold! Manchester residents urged to follow in Team GB footsteps

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Residents across Manchester are being urged to take inspiration from Team GB’s medal-winning heroes by taking full advantage of world-class sporting facilities in their own back yard.

Manchester-based athletes brought home an impressive haul of medals from the Rio Olympic Games and their training bases, including the National Cycling Centre and the National Taekwondo Centre, cater for local residents, as well as elite athletes.

A series of taster events are being held at the Velodrome and the National Taekwondo Centre, to give more residents the opportunity to try out the sports for themselves – whether they’re a child who could become a future Olympic champion, or an adult who wants to have fun and get fit in the process.

The world-beating Team GB cycling team, led by golden couple Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, return to the National Cycling Centre in East Manchester with an amazing 12 medals – six gold, four silver and two bronze.

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