Your chance to honour cycling hero Jason Kenny 

Jason Kenny

Today we launch a fantastic competition in honour of our Olympic hero Jason Kenny.

The Council along the Bolton News are asking for the borough’s artistic school children to draw a picture of the Farnworth Flyer - and the two best will each be presented with a new bicycle.

As well as this fabulous prize, the winners will have their drawings put on display in Bolton Library.

Jason cemented his status as a Bolton hero after grabbing three more gold medals at the Rio Olympics and taking his lifetime haul so far to six.

Bolton News Group Editor Ian Savage said: “Jason Kenny is a true Bolton hero. He is a sporting superstar and the fact he is from Farnworth makes him our sporting superstar.

“This competition is a chance for the young people of Bolton to pay their own tributes to the Farnworth Flyer. I am really looking forward to seeing the pictures.”  

A selection of the best pictures will be printed in a special Bolton News supplement on November 3.

Your picture can be drawn using paints, coloured pencils or felt-tip pens. You could perhaps draw Jason on his bicycle, with his fiancé Laura or with his haul of medals.

To enter, all you need to do is draw your Jason Kenny picture on the template printed in today's Bolton News or ask for one from your school. Once you have finished your picture, fill in the details on the form and send it to Jason Kenny competition, Editorial Department, The Bolton News, The Wellsprings, Civic Centre, Bolton BL1 1AR. Please include your name, age, address and telephone number.

The competition is open to all primary and secondary school pupils in Bolton and the deadline for sending in pictures is Friday October 14.

A panel of judges - including Bolton Council leaders and Ian Savage - will choose the winners. One winner will be from a primary school and another from a secondary.

They will each win a bicycle from Bolton sports superstore Decathlon, which is sponsoring the competition.
If pictures aren't your thing then how about helping the council and the Bolton News answer a question - How should Bolton honour Olympic sensation Jason Kenny?

The council is planning a permanent tribute to Jason and is asking residents for their suggestions as to what that should be.

What should the tribute be? Will it be based in Bolton town centre or Farnworth - Jason’s hometown?

These are some of the questions we need answering. To put your suggestions forward please fill in the online form (paper copies available on request).

Cllr Cliff Morris, leader of Bolton Council, said: “Jason is a Bolton lad through and through, a real inspiration and we couldn’t be more proud of his sporting achievements.  So who better than the people of Bolton to suggest a fitting accolade. I am really looking forward to hearing your ideas.”

Bolton News Group Editor Ian Savage said: “The Bolton News and Bolton Council have joined together to ask the people of Bolton for suggestions for fitting tributes or legacies to mark Jason’s incredible Olympic achievements.”

The deadline for suggestions and ideas is Friday October 14.

A panel of judges will look at each idea and come up with a final decision as to what form the tribute should take.

The Bolton News and Bolton Council will give regular updates on the ideas suggested.

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Karen Johnston
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