MEMBERS of the Scottish Commonwealth Cycling Team prepared for the upcoming Commonwealth Games with a get together at The Experience, Hillington Park. The elite athletes had a team meeting and dinner to discuss strategy, tactics and medal expectations before they are due to fly out to the Gold Coast in Australia later this month.
The Experience is a go-karting and leisure arena owned by the social enterprise Kibble Group. The venue also hosts the Refuel Cafe where the Scotland Team Chef and Kibble’s Executive Chef joined forces to prepare dinner. The Scotland Team Chef, Stewart Jarvie, will travel to Australia for the duration of the competition and will be responsible for ensuring that the athletes have the best possible diet that will give them the edge.
Hopes are high for Team Scotland with high profile names such as John Archibald, Callum Skinner, Mark Stewart, Katie Archibald, Louise Haston and Eileen Roe tipped for medals. After dinner, the cyclists posed for pictures with refurbished bikes that are resold as part of another Kibble Group social enterprise, KibbleWorks.
Chief Executive of Kibble Group, Jim Gillespie said:
“It was great to welcome the Scottish Commonwealth Cycling Team to The Experience. The team members were kind enough to support our own efforts to get as many people as possible cycling and were very interested to hear about KibbleWorks making cycling affordable.
“I want to wish them the best of luck in Australia and want them to know the Kibble Group will be supporting their efforts to bring back gold.”