David Cuthill from the club, along with his brother Simon, are riding the Fred Whitton Challenge on May 13th.
The Fred Whitton Challenge is one of the most popular sportives in the UK and is also famed as being particularly difficult. Riders rank it alongside European events such as the Marmotte in terms of difficulty. It consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose passes. The challenge has raised over £1million for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past few years and David is raising money to add to that impressive total.
We want to wish David and Simon the best of luck for the ride and if you would like to show your support then please visit his JustGiving page and make a donation, it’s a worthy cause and the boys will value your support when they are facing some of the tougher climbs of the course! The profile of the course is below (not for the fainthearted!)
Good luck fellas!
The North Wirral Velo has been very lucky with the support given to its rebirth by Tim Ryan and Irvings Law. They have helped out with the start up costs and have allowed the club to make sure every member can start off with a club jersey to truly feel part of it!
Irvings law has been helping cyclists (amongst others) for the last 35 years or more by fighting the corner of those who have found themselves injured from another parties negligence.
Irvings Law is a strong campaigner in the support of cyclist safety. Their recent giveaways on Twitter have just been one of the campaigns to highlight the dangers cyclists face from close passes by inconsiderate motorists. To be in with a chance of winning the gilet and bottles just retweet the competition tweet and follow @irvingslaw on Twitter
Due to our previous web host providers closing down, we have now moved to a new host (we keep the same web address) and, as such, have had to rebuild the site from the ground up.
As ever with these things its a work in progress and the purpose of this site is to increase our presence in the world (outside of Facebook).
Please add comments to any of the posts or contact the club via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you out on the road and hope you enjoy the ride!