This sporting life
- By Richard Branson -
- Jul 03, 2012
What a fantastic few days of sport it has been. Aside from our own kitesurfing adventures (did we mention those world records?!), Virgin Money put on the UK’s biggest cycling festival in Newcastle. The first Virgin Money Cyclone was an incredible event that went down a storm despite the terrible weather in the North East.
Huge well done to everyone involved, especially Sarah Storey for winning the Curlew Cup (best of luck for London 2012!) and Russ Downing for winning his second Beaumont Trophy.
Then I was lucky enough to see the best tennis players in the world grace Wimbledon yesterday. My mother and I had a fantastic day – even though I’m in trouble with my Glaswegian wife after calling Andy Murray an Englishman!
Today it was time to launch the Virgin Active Triathlon. We revealed our celebrity team for the big race this September. Another amazing challenge to look forward to.
Of course, this really is the summer of sport with the Olympics coming up fast. Long may it continue.
By Richard Branson. Founder of Virgin Group