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Here are some of the other sports and activities you will have seen in the Olypmics over recent weeks and where you can participate. You may not be able to do Modern Pentathlon in Wrexham but most interests are catered for!

CYCLING

It has without doubt been a fabulous year for cycling, Bradley Wiggins especially. We have been reliably informed there has been a surge in demand for cycling equipment of late, so why not be part of the craze that’s sweeping the nation.

Fibrax Wrexham Roads Club (fwrc.org.uk) are at the forefront of the cycling community in Wrexham, and do their bit for young riders and adults too.

Youngsters can take part in the Go-Ride Scheme, something the club strongly support. The Go-Ride Scheme takes place for:-

Ages 4-15 years, Saturdays 9-10.30AM OR 11AM-12.30PM
Sessions take place at Darland High School, Rossett and are £2.
You don’t need to pre-book but you’ll need to bring a bike, helmet, gloves and a drink with you.
For more information contact Sam Matthews (smatthews218@gmail.com)

As for adults, the FWRC holds a time trial every Tuesday evening and meet at 7PM on Wrexham Industrial Estate (by the Club House). If you would like to go along to one of the trials or would like more information the club have their own Facebook page here.

HOCKEY

Wrexham Glyndwr Hockey Club has a packed programme over the coming months on the superb water based facility at the University.

Pre-season team training commences on Tuesday 21st August (both men & ladies) and those wishing to get involved at a competitive level should get in touch with the relevant club officials which can be found here.

The club also have a recreational hockey programme in the pipeline and hope to announce details about this shortly (we’ll let you know when they do!).

Junior hockey sessions are set to get underway on 15th September at Glyndwr (Saturdays 9.30-11.30AM)and the club are currently working on information forms and leaflets which will be released shortly.

TENNIS

Though it may have been somewhat forgotten amongst the other outstanding achievements, Andy Murray actually won Gold for Team GB in the Mens Singles! So if you have or know any children who could be the next Wimbledon Champion here are the details you need to know:-

Wrexham Tennis Centre hold open to all sessions for children on Saturday mornings. No need to pre-book, just turn up on the day.

Ages 3-5, Saturdays 9.30-10AM, £2 entry
Children of this age group MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Ages 6-9, Saturdays 10-11AM (Mini Wimbledon), £3 entry
Ages 10+, Saturdays 11AM-12PM (Junior Club), £3.50 entry

The Tennis Centre website is currently undergoing some maintenance, so if you do have any questions or would like more information about the sessions feel free to give them a call on 01978 265260.

TRIATHLON

Wrecsam Tri Club run regular training sessions people can get involved in and are even hosting an international competition next month.

Given the variety of skills involved the club use a number of different training locations during the week and at weekends. Details of these and of how you can join the club can be found on their website, including a contact list should you have any questions.

If you’re still looking for things to do during the school holidays have a look at Wrexham Council’s Summer Bonanza programme, which details a number of free activities available from now until September.