We want to show what cyclists can do off of the bike by raising funds for good causes and also with our association with Bike Pure show everyone what we believe in. So anyone out there who wants to join us, please get in touch via the contact us page.
In 2012, we raised nearly £10,000, bringing our total in the last 4 years close to £30,000 which has been split across the charities we support. The charity in 2012 was Brothers on Bikes, who rode the length of the British Isles and completed John O Groats to Lands End. The brothers Sam and Ollie Turner were 15 and 14 years of age at the time of the charity bike ride they took on. It was a pleasure to support these guys in 2012.
The cycling club now has close to 40 members and most members are actively involved in raising money and promoting the club ethos. With brothers Dean and Russell Downing acting as popular role models in the local area, the club has decided to focus its attention on helping the talent of the future realise their enjoyment for cycling.
Maybe it’s the Bradley Wiggins effect, but cycling seems to be enjoying a bit of a heyday.
More and more people are taking to two wheels, inspired by the Tour de France winner and our Olympic champions.
The knock-on effects can be seen at Out of the Saddle cycling club at Thurcroft.
Thanks to Marc Etches for the race report on race One . Out of the Saddle Spring Road Race 1
55 riders departed the Ruddle Centre in bright but breezy conditions to tackle 8 laps of the rolling Braithwell circuit. The event was organised by Steve Ellis and his team of helpers from Out of the Saddle Cycling Club.
Thank you Jules Rodman for the report for race 2.
Due to the popularity of the course, it's location and the excellent organisation skills of the Out of the saddle cycling club, the original plans for one road race had to be reassessed by Steve Ellis the organiser. prompting him to be able to run two full field events on the day.