Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

Students make a wheely good impression for Tour of Britain!

Reaseheath College sports performance, adventure sports and public services students made a special effort to mark British Cycling’s Tour of Britain by getting involved in a giant piece of aerial artwork alongside the competitors’ route.

About 80 students formed the moving wheels of a 100 foot long bicycle laid out on a field opposite the college’s main entrance on the Worleston Road, just outside Nantwich. The event was timed to coincide as the elite athletes, who included Sir Bradley Wiggins, passed the college during Stage Three of the prestigious road cycling event.

Liam Salt, a Reaseheath Sports Performance course manager and keen cyclist himself, organised the aerial artwork after seeing similar events marking premier international competitions abroad.

Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

Students from Reaseheath sports department form a giant cycle as riders in the Tour of Britain pass the college’s entrance

He said: “This was the students’ first day at college and it was a great opportunity for them to take part in a team building activity with a difference. Reaseheath’s Farm manager Mark Roue kindly gave us permission to use the field and also allowed us to use plastic haylage wrap to make the bike frame.

“Awareness of all types of sport is growing thanks to the Rio Olympics and it was a great way for the students to be part of a premier event. The aerial artwork looked amazing and was an exciting activity to mark the race as it passed through Cheshire.”

Watch our video to see the aerial artwork in action!

 

Crewe Alex Ladies FC

Crewe Alex Ladies are Cheshire County Cup finalists!

Reaseheath public services lecturer and Crewe Alex Ladies FC Manager Liam Salt praised his team on their recent match day performance.

The squad earned a 3-2 victory over Ellesmere Port Town in the Cheshire County Cup semi-final after Beth Ragdale scored in extra time.

Beth secured Crewe Alex Ladies’ position in the cup final by scoring the winning goal with just eight minutes left on the clock.

Manager Liam Salt described the match as a true test of character and a huge accomplishment for the Alex first team.

Director of football Nick Pearce said: “It was one of our toughest challenges of the season.”

Crewe Alex Ladies FC

Crewe Alex Ladies FC

Current Reaseheath public services student and Crewe Alex goalkeeper Kara Townsend put in an excellent performance, pulling off two saves early in the match. Also part of the first team are former Reaseheath sports students Kerry Green (centre half) and Lydia Hooley (centre midfield).

Crewe Alex Ladies will now face Warrington Ladies FC in the Cheshire County Cup final taking place on 20th April.