King’s Ely Senior student, Ollie Dickson, was one of the youngest cyclists to race in the Tour of Cambridgeshire this year!

Ollie, who is in Year 10, competed in the 67-mile category of the event, which was the maximum distance he could, based on his age. The Tour of Cambridgeshire took place from June 2nd-4th, and it is hailed as being one of Britain’s biggest cycling festivals.

Ollie crossed the finish line in 3 hours, 53 minutes, and 13 seconds. Despite the fact that this was his first ever competitive cycling event, and that he has only recently started building his sporting activities back up, following a scaphoid fracture in June 2022 and an ankle fracture in December 2022, Ollie placed 75th out of 420 riders!



Many of you will also know that Ollie is a competitive swimmer. The weekend prior to the Tour of Cambridgeshire, he was representing St Ives Swimming Club at the Fenland Open Swim Meet in Whittlesey, near Peterborough. Ollie won a Silver medal for his 100m breaststroke, and a Bronze medal for his 100m individual medley race.

Huge well done, Ollie – it is brilliant to see you enjoying your sports again!

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