Trinity prepares for world cycling championships

Trinity students and staff are gearing up for next week’s UCI World Road Cycling Championships, which are set to come through the heart of Thorne on Friday 27 September.

“We’re very excited about the championships coming to Thorne,” said principal Jonathan Winch, “and our students and staff have been working hard to create some spectacular land art to mark the occasion.”

Just some of Trinity’s land art being prepared ahead of next Friday’s races.

To celebrate the landmark event, Trinity Academy will be closing at 12.40pm on the day, with buses picking up at that point. Full details of the closure can be found in a letter to parents here.

The championships begin and end in Harrogate and take place from Sunday 22 to Sunday 29 September. Two of the races – the women’s junior and the men’s under 23 – will pass through Thorne on the morning and afternoon respectively of Friday 27 Sept.

Land art created by Trinity students and children from local primary schools will be displayed on the academy’s football pitch on the morning of the race, and many of our students will be lining the route to cheer on the competitors.

Local rider Ben Swift – national road cycling champion, and cousin of former Trinity student and fellow professional cyclist Connor Swift – has been named as lead rider in the elite men’s road race.