‘Colne Cyclone’ goes back to school

Steven Burke shows off his Rio Olympic gold medal to pupils at Park Primary School in Colne (s)
Steven Burke shows off his Rio Olympic gold medal to pupils at Park Primary School in Colne (s)

“Colne Cyclone” Steven Burke went back to school for one day only when he showed off his latest Olympic gold medal to awestruck pupils.

Steven walked through the specially painted gold gate at Park Primary School when he took in his Rio gold medal to show to Year 3 children who are working on a topic about biographies.

Steven Burke shows off his Rio Olympic gold medal to pupils at Park Primary School in Colne (s)

Steven Burke shows off his Rio Olympic gold medal to pupils at Park Primary School in Colne (s)

Excited children queued up to ask Steven, a former pupil, questions about his career and his mum Sharon, a welfare assistant at the school for 18 years, also spoke to the pupils.

Steven, who was made a Freeman of Colne in September, won his second Olympic gold medal in the team pursuit with a world record performance alongside Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Owain Doull.

He won gold in the same discipline at the London 2012 Games and claimed bronze in the individual pursuit at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.