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Olympic cycling star visits Stratford school house named after him

PUBLISHED: 09:27 06 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:45 06 March 2015

Two-time Olympic Gold medal winning track cylcist Ed Clancy MBE with pupils from Chobham Academy in Newham, James, eight, Fionn, eight, Kaisja, eight and Daveen, nine

Two-time Olympic Gold medal winning track cylcist Ed Clancy MBE with pupils from Chobham Academy in Newham, James, eight, Fionn, eight, Kaisja, eight and Daveen, nine

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There was excitement as a two-time Olympic Gold medal-winning track cyclist dropped in on a Stratford school to visit a house named in his honour.

Ed Clancy MBE was visiting Chobham Academy on Tuesday, March 3, where he met pupils of “Ed Clancy House,” named after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The school is on the site of the Athletes’ Village on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Ed stayed when he won Gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He said: “It’s mad to think that the children are in ‘Ed Clancy House’.

“I would’ve loved to be in ‘Chris Boardman House’ when I was a lad at school.

“I’m looking forward to getting back racing in the Olympic venue, which holds so many great memories for me, and I’m hoping to make some more.”

Jasmine Okoye who is in year 10 at the Chobham’s Ed Clancy House, said:

“Our school house is named after Ed and it was great to meet him today and see his gold medal from London 2012.

“We have watched him on TV winning races but he was totally friendly and down to earth.

“He told us to always give 100 per cent and not to worry about the things we can’t control.”

During a visit to the Olympic venue Ed announced the riders he will be taking on at this year’s Good Friday Meeting.

The cycling star is the ambassador for the Good Friday Meeting which will be held at the Lee Valley Velo Park on Friday, April 3, 2015.

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