Gloucestershire Olympic Champion Pete Reed wants fans to recreate the Eton Dorney roar at World Cup
OLYMPIC champion Pete Reed is calling on the British people to 'rekindle the fire' of London2012 when the World Cup Rowing roadshow heads to Eton Dorney in June.
Nailsworth naval officer Reed was part of the powerful men's four that struck Olympic gold to kick-off an unforgettable Super Saturday for TeamGB at last year's London games.
Along with Andy Hodge, Tom James and Gloucestershire's Alex Gregory the British four swept past their Australian rivals in front of a passionate and noisy 30,000 crowd creating what became known as the Dorney Roar.
And now Reed is calling on fans to flock to Eton Dorney, near Windsor, and recreate that unforgettable atmosphere at the three-day World Cup event that starts on June 21.
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"The World Cup at Eton Dorney will rekindle the Olympic fire we all felt there last summer," Reed said.
"The venue is stunning, it's great for our sport and should continue to inspire our talent of tomorrow."
In contrast to the controversially priced Olympic tickets, that cost as much as £150 to view the gold medal races, the prices are far more affordable for the World Cup event with a three-day ticket costing £50.
Tickets for the heats and repechage races on Friday June, 21 cost just £15 for adults and £5 for children under 16. Admission is free for under-fives.
Day tickets for the semi-final races on Saturday, June 22 and the finals on Sunday, June 23 are £25 and £10 for under-16s, with under-fives again admitted free of charge.
Family tickets for two adults and two children for the Saturday and Sunday racing are available costing £60 per day.
Alongside the rowing, organisers are s are planning a series of spectator attractions and hope that the World Cup event will help recreate the fabulous Olympic atmosphere.
"It will be a chance to go back and feel the excitement of a big event for anyone who got a ticket for the Olympics," said event manager Susan Murrin.
"For those who weren't able to be there in person last summer we will be offering the chance to enjoy the venue and feel the atmosphere for the first time."
The 2013 World Cup season gets under way on the Penrith Rowing Lakes in Sydney on March 22.
The venue is famous for being the place that British Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave won his fifth gold medal in 2000.
Because the first event is on the other side of the world, there is a full three-month break before the World Cup resumes at Eton Dorney in June.
The third and final regatta is in the Swiss city of Lucerne over the weekend of July 13.
The season culminates with the World Championships, which this year are held in Asia.
The South Korean City of Chungju will host the event between August 25 and September 2.
Tickets for the World Cup regatta at Eton Dorney went on sale this morning at www.wrcupetondorney2013.com