Active Ramsgate – a regeneration initiative promoting the area around Ramsgate through its outdoor activities now has the backing of Olympic Gold medal winner Lizzy Yarnold. The skeleton athlete from Sevenoaks will be helping to promote the initiative as its new ambassador, and will be on hand to publicise various events and launches happening throughout the year.
Active Ramsgate is project managed by Explore Kent and run by Ramsgate Town Council. The project is now in it its third phase – last year bringing in over £190,000 into the town.
Lizzy Yarnold will be helping to promote the launch of two canoe trails from Ramsgate, a new themed walking trail from Ramsgate to Margate (in addition to three existing Active Ramsgate themed walks) and e-cycle itineraries of the Viking Coastal Trail.
Lizzy Yarnold said of her Active Ramsgate ambassador role: “Keeping fit and active is so important and I’m delighted to be supporting such a valuable initiative. Getting out in the fresh air with friends and family and making the most of Thanet’s beautiful coastline and countryside, what could be better?
I’ve heard about the activities that are planned for the future and those that are already in place, and they sound great; you can go for a themed walk, cycle part of the Viking Coastal Trail, go on a geocaching treasure hunt, play golf, get out on the water in a canoe or on a seal watching or fishing trip, the list is endless. I urge everyone to visit Ramsgate and get active, I certainly will be!
“Keeping fit and active is so important and I’m delighted to be supporting such a valuable initiative...I urge everyone to visit Ramsgate and get active, I certainly will be!”
Lizzy Yarnold, Olympic Skeleton Athlete
For more information, visit www.ramsgatetown.org/activeramsgate