Latest News | 7 December 2021

Arena welcomes Britain’s most decorated Olympian

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Britain’s most decorated Olympian cyclist Jason Kenny has recently returned to Derby Arena to launch a new line of cyclewear developed in partnership with HUUB.

Jason, who secured his seventh gold medal at this summer’s Olympic Games – and has a total medal haul of nine – was at the arena to launch his new JK9 Line of cycle wear, which he has developed with the performance sportswear specialists.

He said: “It’s been really exciting to be involved in creating this new range for HUUB and I’ve been able to give my input throughout the process, even down to the finest details.”

As part of his visit, he joined two of the arena’s expert coaches at the velodrome to help lead a track session.

He said: “I raced here a few years ago when it first opened. I know it’s very well used and hopefully we can come here and build on that.”

Over the years, many cycling greats have graced Derby Arena’s velodrome, including Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian Laura Kenny (who is married to Jason), and paracyclist Katie Toft.

During his visit, Jason also met up with Councillor Ross McCristal, cabinet member for leisure, culture, tourism and wellbeing at Derby City Council.

Councillor McCristal said: “It was a privilege to welcome Jason Kenny to Derby Arena.

“The success he’s achieved as a member of Team GB’s cycling team is phenomenal and an inspiration to every young cyclist in our city.

“It was also a day to celebrate the creativity and innovation of businesses in Derby.

“HUUB go from strength to strength, using the latest in sportswear technology to help all athletes achieve their best performance, no matter what level they’re at.”

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