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Alex Dowsett close to the medals at #Glasgow2018

The WFH Congress isn’t the only high profile event being hosted in Glasgow this year.  Glasgow is also hosting part of the inaugural European Championships — an exciting new multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports including the existing European Championships for Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon with a new Golf Team Championships.

Yesterday, elite cyclist Alex Dowsett, who also has haemophilia, was competing in the Men’s Time Trial on the Glasgow Cycling TT Course.  He put in a very strong performance and came 5th; 0:35.06 from gold and just 0:07:68 from a medal!

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Alex is a huge inspiration to people with inherited bleeding disorders all over the world.  We were delighted when he came to our Try Something New Day at Crieff Hydro and spoke about his belief that despite having a blood disorder young people can still live active lives and participate in sport, particularly swimming and cycling

Commenting on his performance on Facebook he said,

Decent day, happy with how that went today and to be in the mix again, 407w for you numbers people out there, one massive slide coming back into town for you 2 and 4 wheel petrol heads out there to be proud of and a generally solid outing I felt, nicely done @campenaertsvictor @jonathancastroviejo & @maximilian_schachmann

#glasgow2018 you were a pleasure once again! Big support out on the roads. massive thanks to @britishcycling for the support for the race, and also @chajoiner, @cyclismcycling, @performance.chef, @cyclesuk, @chelmercycles, @cyclespacedisley , @roghammond, & of course @yourroyalthighness_ and the family.

As always, doing this for the rare disease & haemophilia communities out there. @littlebleeders_uk being at the forefront of everything I’m involved with and the biggest motivation for me to do the best I can.

Best of luck to the GB road boys on Sunday ✊

His charity, Little Bleeders, is going from strength to strength.  Their goals are closely aligned with ours at Haemophilia Scotland. They are to,

  • Raise awareness.
  • Get little bleeders engaged with sport.
  • Provide information to sports clubs.
  • Support families.

You can find out more on their website at www.littlebleeders.com

Thank you Alex for all you do!

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