A dream will come true for 73-year-old June Smith of South Molton, with opportunity to be taught by world class professionals and cycle at the Manchester velodrome. Cycling teacher June has always dreamed of pushing her limits and experiencing first han

A dream will come true for 73-year-old June Smith of South Molton, with opportunity to be taught by world class professionals and cycle at the Manchester velodrome.

Cycling teacher June has always dreamed of pushing her limits and experiencing first hand the thrill of riding on a veledrome track, but had begun to think it was too late to realise her ambition.

But thanks to the Stannah Think Again Fund her dream will come true. She will have the chance on the very same track she once watched on from the sidelines. The exhilarating experience will see June negotiate the steep 45 degree turns of the track with a determination and skill that is sure to impress and inspire her peers and her pupils.

June said: "I have always wondered at the expertise of the riders as they negotiated the steep banking at either end and I am so excited I have the opportunity to share that experience with my friends and family. I am always up for a thrill, even if the rest of my family think I'm completely mad. I believe it's never too late and one shouldn't let the world go by without trying something new. Age is just a number after all!"

The Stannah Think Again Fund was launched in 2007 in response to a poll conducted among the over 50s that revealed only 13% feel they are achieving their life goals and two thirds regret not having pursued their dreams when they were younger.

Anyone over 50 can apply to the Think Again Fund and one person is selected at random each month to fulfil their dream.