Pro triathlete Bella Bayliss and sponsor Logistik are offering one lucky reader a ‘money can’t buy experience’ of professional triathlon training this summer.
Using eBay, UK triathlete and triathlon fans will have the chance to bid from Friday 14 May until Sunday 23 May 2010, for a six hour training experience in London with one of the world’s best long distance triathletes. Plus all the money raised through the auction’s highest bid will go directly to SportsAid to support emerging talented athletes in the UK.
Tim Lawler, CEO of SportsAid adds; “SportsAid is here to provide a boost to emerging talented athletes at a crucial point on their journey, without which many would be unable to continue in their sport. We couldn’t do this without the support and enthusiasm of regional business partners, so we’re both privileged and delighted to be launching this exciting, unique initiative with Logistik, one of Yorkshire’s most dynamic companies.”
“The average SportsAid recipient spends £5,000 per year, travels 650 miles a month and trains 17 hours a week on their sport. As little as £500 a year will go a long way to helping an athlete with training fees, travel to and from and entry into sporting events, so we hope to help at least one up and coming sporting hopeful with this auction.”
Bella Bayliss says; “This is a great idea that I am extremely proud to be a part of. It is a fantastic way to give a triathlete an experience they don’t normally get, whilst helping the young talent of the future. This sort of investment is key to our future sporting success as a nation and I would urge more businesses to see the potential in home grown sporting talent.
“When I was 17 I received support from SportsAid and I was even SportsAid Foundation Athlete of the Year once too. Having the financial support from SportsAid for those years was so helpful and encouraging and allowed me to strive to be the best I could be and train for a sport that I knew I would be great in. SportsAid helped me get to where I am today and I want to help them to continue to raise money to help benefit others, and give them the starting chance that I had.”
The eBay auction starts on Friday 14 May and finishes on Sunday 23 May 2010. For the link through to eBay and further details on the auction please visit www.theironcouple.com.
For those who miss out on the training day auction, there will also be 10 limited edition signed and framed photos of Bella Bayliss available for auction the week after the training day experience finishes, with all proceeds also going to SportsAid.