Cycle stars visit Black Country University Technical College

Cycling stars whose record-breaking exploits were among the highlights of the London Olympics inspired students in the Black Country on a visit to the region.

Olympic gold medal cyclist Geraint Thomas took part in the Black Country UTC accelerate live . pictured with left , Lesley Broadway , Megan Jones ,16, Chris Hilton and Primrose Madazame,15.
Olympic gold medal cyclist Geraint Thomas took part in the Black Country UTC accelerate live . pictured with left , Lesley Broadway , Megan Jones ,16, Chris Hilton and Primrose Madazame,15.

Geraint Thomas and Steven Burke dropped in at Black Country University Technical College in Bloxwich and addressed around 90 students. The college, in Vernon Way, was hosting Accelerate Live which brings engineering to life.

Teenagers were challenged to put their pedal power to the test and see how far they could cycle in the GB pursuit team’s record time of three minutes, 51.659 seconds.