Kiera Byland hopes she can continue to inspire when she takes part in the 10th edition of the Special Olympics GB National Games.

The multi-sport event in Sheffield, from August 8 to 11, will feature more than 2,500 athletes with learning disabilities from across England, Scotland and Wales.

The Special Olympics Torch of Hope was lit in Much Wenlock earlier this week, beginning a 200-mile journey to the Yorkshire city, where the events get underway after the star-studded opening ceremony at Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United football club.

Teenager Byland was one of the stars of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, with the Bolton-based cyclist coming back from California as a triple gold-medal winner.


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