Bridges are supporting Cambridge in the University Boat Races

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you spotted our current window display? We applaud those championing sport and a healthy lifestyle, and wanted to show our support for our hardworking Cambridge crews in the upcoming University Boat Races.

 

 

Not only do these young people keep on top of their studies, they commit to a gruelling training regime to compete at the very best level in this sport.

 

2015 was a landmark year for the event, as it was the first time that the women's crews raced on the same day as the men's crews, on the same course and were given equal coverage of their races. The Championship Course is 4 miles and 374 yards, on the Thames from Putney to Mortlake, and in previous years we have seen challenging conditions, which makes for an exciting spectacle.

 

The final line up was agreed recently, and here are the fantastic athletes that have made the selection.

 

 

 

 

The Cambridge Blue colour, which is actually a minty green hue, just so happens to be the same as our 'Nourish' juice, made with avocado, apple and lime. Some customers prefer the addition of spinach as well and we think its the perfect blend of nutrition to fuel a blue!

 

 

 

 

So what can you expect to see at this years race? The official charity for this years event is Cancer Research UK, and this year we will see two additional boats take to the water.

 

Two teams of celebrities have been mastering the skills required to take on the River Thames in the first ever Cancer Research UK Celebrity Boat Race. You can read about it here reported by Cambridge News.  The two teams, coached by Sir Steve Redgrave and James Cracknell OBE, are made up of a range of familiar faces including television personalities, presenters, comedians, ex-Olympians and former Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Club rowers.

 

In a world first in 2016, BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management donated the title sponsorship rights of The Boat Races to Cancer Research UK. The #PullTogether campaign has been created this year to raise awareness and funds for the charity with the Celebrity Boat Race taking centre stage.

The race, which is supported by the BBC, will be broadcast as part of BBC One’s coverage of The Boat Races on Sunday 2nd April. A fun precursor to the main event, which will be shown at 4.35pm and 5.35pm. We hope we have whetted your appetite, and you will follow their progress.

 

 

If you want to learn more about the races, check out this link to get the basics covered:  http://theboatraces.org/the-basics