Cookson drops in on centre

Brian Cookson tries out the centre's gym
Brian Cookson tries out the centre's gym
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A new sports injury clinic in Clitheroe received a visit from a very special guest.

Head of World Cycling, UCI president Brian Cookson OBE took time out of from his extremly busy schedule to perform the opening ceremony of NJD Sports Injury Centre.

Cookson, who lives in the Ribble Valley, had just arrived back in the UK after spending the previous week in the USA, where he had been watching the Tour of California and had later presented winner Mark Cavendish with the yellow jersey.

Director of the centre Nick Dinsdale said: “Brian has close links with us owing to the specialist work we do with cyclists, such as injury management, rehabilitation, computerised bike-fitting and strength and conditioning aspects.

“It was great to have him open the clinic because Brian is credited with turning British Cycling around.

“Under his presidency – from 1997 to 2013 – British Cycling won 19 Olympic gold medals, 28 Paralympic gold medals, and had two Tour de France winners.”

More than 80 people attended the opening day, with many taking part in various taster sessions on offer such as boot camp, pilates and yoga.

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