This athlete’s journey to the Olympics shows the power of determination and sacrifice
This athlete’s journey to the Olympics shows the power of determination and sacrificePosted by VT on Monday, 15 April 2019
A new mini-documentary ‘From Peckham to Podium’, follows 19-year-old GB BMX rider, Kye Whyte, who is training for the forthcoming World Cup Series, World Championships and ultimately, next summer’s Olympic Games.
Born and raised in Peckham, Kye started BMX at the age of six and with the support of his parents and the sacrifices they have made he has since won nine British Championships and six National Championships. Already a European Championships silver medallist, today Kye is able to train full time in Manchester thanks to the funding that The National Lottery has provided.
In the video Kye comments: “You don’t get all the glory and all the nice stuff for coming third and second…without the Lottery funding I would probably still be in London, working in the bike shop and then still training after…now I’m here I’m only going to train harder and get faster to win the Olympics.”
Produced by Jungle Creations’ creative agency ‘The Wild’ for The National Lottery to celebrate 25 years of changing lives, the mini-documentary is now live on the Facebook page ‘VT’ and will be showcased on the big screen at the Supercross World Cup in Manchester at the end of the month. From Peckham to Podium follows ‘Project Celt’, which focused on another beneficiary of National Lottery funding, Beth Lewis.
The docu-series aims to showcase National Lottery funded projects and raise awareness of the £30 million a week of National Lottery money that goes to Good Causes.
Jonathan Tuchner, Director at the National Lottery Promotions Unit, commented: “Since its launch 25 years ago, The National Lottery has changed lives the length and breadth of the UK, raising more than £39 billion for good causes and awarding grants to more than 535,000 individual projects.”