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Bodybuilders, marathon runners, cyclists, gymnasts, boxers and others to share vegan success stories at Europe’s premier vegan event

Bodybuilders, marathon runners, cyclists, gymnasts, boxers and others to share vegan success stories at Europe’s premier vegan event

2016-07-25 
| by Editor

Many people believe that athletes require lots of meat, whey powder and other animal based foods to stay strong and fit to excel in their chosen sports. A number of prominent and highly achieving vegan sportspeople will seek to retire this age-old myth at the upcoming Vegan Athletes Summit on October 22nd 2016 at Olympia London, as part of one of Europe’s biggest vegan events VegfestUK London.

 

 

Amongst the vegan athletes involved at the summit are:

  • Fiona Oakes (ultramarathon runner)
  • Pat Reeves (powerlifting champion)
  • David Smith MBE (Paralympic gold medallist in rowing in 2012)
  • Peter Ebdon (snooker player)
  • Omowale Adewale (Boxing & Kickboxing Champion)
  • Christine Vardaros (professional cyclist)
  • Robert Cheeke (bodybuilder)
  • Dave Sheahan (triathlete)
  • Kate Strong (2014 AG World Champion in triathlon)
  • Darren and Georgie from VeganFitness.TV 
  • David Evans (The Transformers)
  • Agnes Electra Chlebinska (The Transformers)
  • Tim Shieff (World Freerun / Freerunning champion)
  • Mick Walker (Vegan Cyclist UK)

 

As well as smashing the “vegans are weaklings” stereotype, this star-studded collection of speakers at the summit will also share their own success stories and insights into thriving on a vegan diet. In addition to keynote speeches, presentations and panel discussions, there will be opportunities for book signings and 1-to-1 Q&A’s with a number of speakers involved.

 

Vegan and plant based athletes are of course currently enjoying a high profile in the media right now, with tennis comeback star Venus Williams and her champion sister Serena both adherents of a plant based diet, and heavyweight boxer David Haye committed to an ethical vegan way of life. Russell Martin, who captains Norwich City FC and plays for Scotland, has also recently turned to the vegan way of life, whilst the Australian Cricket team boasts a veritable vegan cartel of Jason Gillespie, Peter Siddle and Kane Richardson. Snooker is similarly blessed, with high profile vegans including Peter Ebdon, Neil Robertson and even Ronnie O’Sullivan extolling the virtues of a plant-based diet.

Expect a LOT of interest at the first Vegan Athletes Summit in London this autumn….

 

You can join the Facebook event for the Vegan Athletes Summit at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1011751352266124/

 

This awe-inspiring event also involves copious amounts of delicious vegan food from 15 caterers and wide-ranging shopping options from 250 stalls, in addition to information from a Pro-Intersectional Vegan Conference on Sunday, a Vegan Health Summit, a Vegan Activists Summit, cookery demos, living raw food demos, kids activities, a Teen Zone, a Mature Zone, instrumental music, standup comedy, plus VegfestUK’s very own vegan awards ceremony.

 

 

Advance tickets are priced at £12 for adults / £8 for concessions, plus small booking and transaction fees. They are now on BUY ONE GET ONE FREE for a LIMITED PERIOD ONLY. Once the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE’s have finished, advance tickets will be available for a limited period only on BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE.

 

Advance tickets at full price will then be available up until 10am on the day of the event (subject to availability). 

 

You can buy your advance tickets below:

 

A limited amount of tickets may also available on the door at £15 for adults / £10 for concessions. Check the event website for availability

Kids under 16 can enter for free as long as they are accompanied by adults.

 

For more info, visit the event website www.london.vegfest.co.uk, or follow VegfestUK on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @VegfestUK.

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1494520564210678/ 

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