Two of our new Douglas Bader Foundation Ambassadors, Margaret Biggs (Maggz) a b/k amputee, and Wyn Jenkins an a/k amputee, are cycling enthusiasts who already have quite a few thousand miles – and the occasional sore bottom, I’m sure – under their belts.
They are very keen to get a DBF Cycling Team together in much the same way as we have our loyal Team Bader running supporters. They are currently contemplating the many races and events on offer for 2012 and ear-marking some that might be suitable.
Maggz is also rebranding herself as DBF’s own Stella McCartney and overseeing the design of a very cool Team Bader Cycling Kit which can be worn by our intrepid supporters. This kit will be SO cool that you’ll want to be seen wearing it even if you hate cycling!! (Well – that’s one incentive to get fit and join “DBF Team Velo”…)
Cycle DBF is very much in its early stages but we are very excited about it and do hope that lots of you will join Wyn and Maggz on one or more of the rides and perhaps even introduce some fund-raising rides of your own. Joining these rides will be a great way of raising funds for the charity thereby supporting a very worthy cause and of bringing the Douglas Bader Foundation to the attention of others and spreading the word.
Cycling is a wonderful sport for amputees and, by joining one of these rides, you will not only get fit and reap the benefits of the exercise (great for circulation) but you are pretty much guaranteed to make some new friends at the same time. Cycle DBF is about encouraging participation in the sport, there will be something for everyone – cyclists of all abilities and at all stages of their cycling career will be welcome.
Listed below are some suggested events. These ARE only at the “potential” stage at the moment as Team DBF Velo rides but, if you see one that appeals to you geographically or otherwise, do please get in touch so that we can turn the potential into a reality.
NW WINTER SERIES – HQ Poynton Leisure Centre, Stockport
Event 1 Sun 12 Feb – 27/60 miles
£15 / EOL £20
Event 2 26 Feb 30/50
£15 / EOL £20
JODERELL BANK CLASSIC
Sun 11 Mar – 25/50/80 miles
£15 /£25 EOL £20/25/30
CTC NORTH WEST SPORTIVE AND CHALLENGE RIDE
Sun 18 Mar – 75 miles
£17/27 EOL £22/32
WIGGLE CHESHIRE CAT
Sun 25 Mar – 100/74/45 miles;
PENDLE WITCHES VINTAGE VELO
Sun 8 Apl – 53/13 miles
THREE SHIRES SPORTIVE – Buxton
Sun 22 Apl – 100k
£15 EOL £20
WRYNOSE OR BUST – Army training camp, Lancaster
Sun 29 Apl – 112/60/37miles
BANK HOL W/E Sun 6 May
FOREST OF DEAN SPRING CLASSIC SPORTIVE – Monmouth Showgrd
£30 EOL £35
PRESELI ANGEL – Newport
£10/15 EOL £13/18
ISLE OF WIGHT RANDONEE
AMPUTEE GAMES – Stoke Mandeville
Sat/Sun 12/13 May