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Brownlee brothers back Let’s Get Cycling campaign

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates with his gold medal and Jonathan Brownlee (right) celebrates with his bronze medal, after the Men's Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics. Picture by Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates with his gold medal and Jonathan Brownlee (right) celebrates with his bronze medal, after the Men's Triathlon at the London 2012 Olympics. Picture by Mike Egerton/PA Wire

World-beating Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee are joining the Yorkshire Evening Post in urging residents on to their bikes.

The Bramhope triatheletes became household names when Alistair, 26, won a triumphant gold in the men’s triathlon in the London 2012 Olympics, with Jonathan, 23, claiming the bronze.

The pair have joined Tour de France winner Chris Froome, cycling stars Ed Clancy, Lizzie Armitstead and Olympic legend Chris Boardman in urging people in Yorkshire to embrace the cycling legacy of the Tour de France’s visit to the region.

Our multimedia Let’s Get Cycling campaign is encouraging businesses, schools and communities to dust off their old bikes and get active in a bid to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime arrival of Le Tour this summer.

Speaking of the YEP’s legacy campaign Jonathan, who was the 2012 triathlon world champion, said: “The more people cycling, the better. It’s a nice way to get to work and can be quicker [than driving].”

His brother Alistair, who is a two-time world champion, said he though that the Let’s Get Cycling project was a “fantastic” idea.

He said: “Anything that encourages people to be active is fantastic. I wish the campaign all the best.”

 

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