We were thrilled to hear that Ethan Vernon’s dream of representing Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics has become a reality. Ethan will form part of the star-studded GB Cycling Team showing that all the hours of hard work and dedication really have paid off!

Both his former Housemaster and the Director of Sport vividly remember Ethan’s dedication to cycling during his time at the school and wish him all the best for Tokyo:

“I am delighted to hear that Ethan has made the team. He is such a lovely young man and absolutely driven to do his best. In his Upper Sixth year, he once arrived a few minutes late to my lesson (period one) on a Saturday morning, but the mood soon lightened when he explained he had cycled to school via Cambridge, which was a 90-mile ride. He had left home at 5:00 am to fit it in! I wish him the very best for his events and we will all be cheering him on in St Cuthbert’s House.” 

Laurence Holt, St. Cuthbert’s Housemaster

“We are absolutely delighted for Ethan on his selection for the Olympic cycling team for this summer. A dedicated athlete throughout his time at Bedford School, this is the culmination of many years of hard work and therefore richly deserved.” 

Barry Burgess, Director of Sport

Ethan and his team will be aiming to win their fourth consecutive team pursuit Olympic gold medal. He will form part of the men’s endurance squad and will be joined by Ed Clancy, Ethan Hayter, Matt Walls, and Ollie Wood. Speaking about his upcoming Olympic debut, Ethan said:

“I was absolutely buzzing when I found out about Olympic selection. It’s only now that it’s starting to sink in – upon receiving emails regarding travel arrangements to Tokyo. We are going out to win, as I’m sure every nation is, but we are reigning champions from the previous three Olympics in this discipline and we are looking to make it four in a row.”

Many congratulations to Ethan – we wish him and the team the best of luck in Tokyo.

Ethan racing at the European Championships in Bulgaria, 2020

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