To all our schools cycling community,
Schools Cycling and its executive wishes to acknowledge the passing of Olivia Podmore and extend our thoughts to her family and friends.
As with many of you, we were shocked and saddened by the passing of Olivia. We have spent the past week reflecting on Olivia’s impact not only on our sport, but also on those who knew her and those who looked to her as a role model.
Olivia came through the Schools Cycling ranks to become an Olympian, and she gave her time freely in recent years to support some of our activities. She was a role-model for a number of our school riders, and she will be sadly missed by all who came into contact with her and those who were inspired by her.
If you are feeling upset about what has happened, please reach out to tell someone how you are feeling. You could talk with your parents, guardian, care-givers, friends or a teacher. You can also call any of the following numbers. They are free and confidential:
- Lifeline:0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
• Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
• Youthline: 0800 376 633 or text 234 (available 24/7)
• Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
• Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (12pm to 11pm)
• Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 or text 4202 (available 24/7)
• Anxiety helpline: 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY) (available 24/7)
• Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155
If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, please call 111.
Ngā mihi nui. Take Care.
Schools Cycling Executive
Chris Ginders – Patron