The Beth Tweddle Train

Gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE is the latest athlete to have their name on the front of a Virgin Pendolino train.

The Cheshire athlete was at Liverpool Lime Street Station to see her train come in on Thursday from London Euston.

Virgin Trains has continued to highlight its sponsorship of the travel for a number of sportsmen and women who hope to represent their country in upcoming major sporting events.

The initiative, ‘Supporting British Athletes’, enables a number of sportsmen and women to attend training camps, key competitions and championships up and down the country.  With the numerous events taking place in the run up to the sporting events in 2012 in London the ability to train and take part in competitive events is an important part of these athlete’s careers.  

Beth Tweddle is arguably Britain’s most talented gymnast of all time having amassed more titles and medals than any other British Gymnast before her.

Well Heart's Laura Shack caught up with Beth at the station on Thursday.

Gary Iddon, General Manager, Liverpool at Virgin Trains, said:

“We think it’s fantastic that Beth has agreed to have one of our trains named after her. As such a well-known athlete we take great pride in being able to help Beth on her journey to the record books and wish her all the best of luck in her up-coming competitions.”