Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in top gear for Move More bus pull

The world’s strongest junior will bare his biceps to pull a double decker bus along the 100m track at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

To celebrate the city’s Move More Month, strong man Paul Smith – the youngest person to hold England’s Strongest Man title in 2016-2017 – will haul the 12-tonne vehicle along the track in the centre of the park.

Paul Smith, 24, from Sheffield, is one of Ultimate Strongman’s Junior Competitors. He won the U23 World Championship in Canada against a strong line up of competitors from all over the world.

The Move More event will take place on Friday 15 June at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Attercliffe Common, with two bus pulls at 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

There will also be a weightlifting display by Sheffield’s Hallam Barbell Weightlifting Club and the chance to try out the sport.

Members of the public can take a Power Test Challenge on one of Wosskow Brown’s special Watt Bikes – ride the bike for a 10 second burst and the dial on the bike will give a measure of ‘power’.

Specialists from SIV will be on hand to provide information about health and wellbeing opportunities, activities and events in the local area, including sessions at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and iceSheffield, both part of Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

The third annual Move More Month is encouraging the people of Sheffield to get active and record their physical activity during June to see how many combined minutes the city can clock up.

Movements can be logged on smart phones by a new and free Move More Sheffield app. Once downloaded, the app automatically tracks activity and clocks up users Move More Minutes. It’s part of a bid to make Sheffield the most active city in the UK by 2020.

Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is one of a number of locations across the city where the public can play Move More hopscotch.

For more information, visit www.olympiclegacypark.co.uk, follow @OLPSheffield on Twitter, like our Olympic Legacy Park page on Facebook or search Legacy Park Ltd on LinkedIn.

Additional information:

Interview, photos and filming opportunities will be available with strong man Paul Smith, plus directors of Move More Month. Journalists can ride on the bus while it is being pulled.

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Social media hashtag: #MoveMore

Twitter handle: @OLPSheffield @movemoresheff