London is to host the inaugural Bobsleigh and Skeleton City Push Track Championships this summer, it has been announced.
The event, organised by British Bobsleigh & Skeleton, is due to take place on a 70 metre track at the Honourable Artillery Club on June 10.
It is expected to feature former sports stars, schools, celebrities and corporations from across Britain.
Teams of six will compete in two-man and two-woman bobsleigh and men’s and women’s skeleton.
The winners will be able their bobsleigh experience to the next level with an eye-watering taxi bob ride at the home of sliding in St Moritz, in Switzerland.
“I’ve watched bobsleigh and skeleton at the Olympics but I never thought I’d get the chance to have a go myself, especially not here in London,” said James Harding, investment director at Quilter Cheviot, a company already signed up for the event.
“It promises to be a fantastic day’s entertainment and it’s something that is already generating plenty of interest in the office.
“It’s a great setting and something that I’m sure we’ll remember for a long time, especially if we win."
Members of Britain's bobsleigh and skeleton teams will offer coaching tips to those competing in the event.
The morning set aside for practice runs for the 30 corporate teams, two schools and the rest of the novice competitors.