Sports star aspires to be professional cyclist

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting local cyclist Isla Rush to reach her goal of bec

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting local cyclist Isla Rush to reach her goal of becoming a professional cyclist by giving her free use of Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre in Sheringham for her training. Pictured Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

An aspiring athlete from north Norfolk has been given a push towards her goal of becoming a professional cyclist.

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting local cyclist Isla Rush to reach her goal of bec

North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is supporting local cyclist Isla Rush to reach her goal of becoming a professional cyclist by giving her free use of Splash Leisure & Fitness Centre in Sheringham for her training. Pictured from left Tom FitzPatrick, Isla Rush and Glyn Williams.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Isla Rush, 16, from Kelling, who wants to travel the world competing in races, can now train at Splash in Sheringham for free thanks to North Norfolk District Council.

Reepham High School student Isla said: 'I am really grateful. It's really important to train and now I can swim and use the gym every week.

Glyn Williams, the council's cabinet member for leisure and cultural services, said: 'It is important we champion local future stars such as Isla and help in any way we can to support her aspirations to become a top-level cyclist.'

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