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Grand design!

Posted on 8 August 2011  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Southgate College have teamed up to deliver a special educational project and in so doing achieved something worthy of the Foundation’s motto - “Creating Opportunities that Change Lives”

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Southgate College have teamed up to deliver a special educational project and in so doing achieved something worthy of the Foundation’s motto - “Creating Opportunities that Change Lives”

Southgate College is a specialist provider for motor technology and motorsports training and is also an Education and Football Development Centre for the Foundation. Eight of its Students were given an innovative project to convert a CBR600 Road Motorcycle into a “MotoGP” style track bike.

A major part of the project involved designing a one-off special livery and the students chose the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation because of its strong links with Southgate. Having designed the bike, the race number had to be decided and the number ‘3’ of Gareth Bale was the most popular choice. The Foundation allowed its strap line to be used and also enabled Gareth to autograph the front mudguard!

The special livery design is all airbrushed – no stickers here! The finished bike is a stunning piece of machinery which promotes the values of the Foundation. The students gained unique insight and experience into engineering and design skills whilst the Foundation has an eye-catching attraction to show off.

The bike was put on display at Saturday's game with Athletic Club Bilbao at the Lane.