BARNSLEY-born Olympian Ed Clancy was on hand to open a new cycle park recently.

Ed, from Ingbirchworth, is a triple Olympic-winning champion and the most successful team pursuit rider in history.

Having been appointed by South Yorkshire’s Mayor Oliver Coppard as the county’s active travel commissioner, he attended Mapplewell Park to open the facility.

Ed said: “I’m committed to using my platform to get more people of all ages to walk, cycle, scoot or skate around South Yorkshire and this means giving people a real, safe choice when it comes to their journeys.”