For the first time ever, our younger generations are growing up less fit and active than their parents. Currently, just 23% of boys and 20% of girls meet the national recommended level of activity, and 1 in 5 children start primary school overweight or obese, rising to 1 in 3 by the time they leave.
The Triathlon Trust was set up with the aim of changing this situation by inspiring children and families to get more active, using the engaging sport of triathlon. Children who engage in regular physical activity are mentally and physically healthier and happier. Promoting active lifestyles from childhood can help set young lives on a healthier path.
The Trust deliver triathlon-based activities to around 30,000 children a year. All of their activities include cycling, and their bikes cover more than 50,000km annually. For this reason, it’s really important that the bikes they use are not only lightweight and easy to ride, but are also robust and easy to maintain.
The Trust deliver activities to children of all abilities, from total beginners learning how to ride, to those who are hoping to one day emulate the performances of their triathlon heroes.
Cuda Performance bikes have been chosen by the Trust to meet these challenging requirements. They are complete all-rounders, as much at home being ridden on a playing field as they are on tarmac or being used in a static format on a turbo-trainer.
Moore Large, Cuda Bikes UK distributor have provided the Triathlon Trust with a pool of 55 bikes ranging from their 20-inch model suitable for a 5 year old, up to adult bikes.
The Triathlon Trust will be showcasing the Cuda Performance bikes on the British Triathlon stand at the London Triathlon Show 23-25th February, where you can take on a mini row-bike-run GO TRI challenge to be entered in to a prize draw to win one of their Cuda Performance bikes and a HUUB children’s wetsuit.