Inspirational DBF Ambassador, Margaret “Maggz” Biggs, has hit the headlines again in a glowing report published in the Southport Visitor. There’s no stopping Maggz now as she goes from strength to strength. She’s already looking forward to new challenges in 2015…
As most of you will know, Maggz not only created and launched Team Bader Cycling with fellow Ambassador, Wyn Jenkins, but also designed the very cool kit she is wearing in the photos. Guaranteed to raise awareness of the charity wherever she goes (as long as they don’t blink and miss her as she speeds past!). She’s as fit as the proverbial flea and, as Wyn kindly put it, not bad for a pensioner with one leg!
Many congratulations on your achievements this year, Maggz. All at the DBF are so grateful to you for your heroic efforts on the charity’s behalf and will be behind you all the way (like most of your competitors!) in 2015.
Watch this space, everybody!
From the Southport Visitor
The Douglas Bader Foundation this year launched their cycle racing team, Team Bader Amputees.
Already inspired by the famous Sir Douglas Bader, team member Margaret Biggs set herself the challenge to ride a 100 mile time trial race against the clock, and to finish in under 5 hours, doing 20mph.
Both goals were completed for this 64 year old Southport lass.
A long-time member of the Southport Cycling Club, and ex-paracyclist, Margaret lost her leg following a severe traffic accident in 1973.
She has been able to make this year her comeback into time trialling again.
Margaret said: “I am over the moon. Absolutely delighted,
“I am so grateful for the support and encouragement from the Southport Cycling Club, and consider it a privilege to ride for Team Bader Amputees.
“I hope that my efforts will raise the profile of amputees in cycling, and encourage others that the sky is literally the limit.”
If you would like to make a donation to the work of the Douglas Bader Foundation visit www.douglasbaderfoundation.com.
The club is also holding a Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning tomorrow, Friday September 27, at the club house on Rotten Row, the doors are open to everyone from 9am, no lycra required.
Some other upcoming events include the Ashurst Beacon Hill Climb which Southport Cycling Club jointly organises with Merseyside Wheelers, Prescot Eagle and St Helens CRC.
The event on October 5 is usually well attended by those cyclista who find enjoyment in riding as quickly as possible up a steep hill.
The trial is just you, the bike, the clock and gravity plus the North West’s best weather.
If that all seems a little too much effort then there is also a Down Hill Challenge,
it’s simple, start at the top of the hill, don’t pedal and see how high you get on the other side of the hill.
For those of us who prefer cake to gravity it’s a chance to win some silverware.
Southport Cycling Club is universally known as the friendly club, they welcome anyone interested in cycling, regardless of age and experience and always happy to offer advice and help.
If the Tour of Britain has inspired you to get on two wheels contact us on www.southportcyclingclub.co.uk @_southportcc or pop along to the club house on Rotten Row Monday nights from 8pm.Tags: Ashurst Beacon Hill Climb, Douglas Bader, Macmillan Cancer Support, Margaret Biggs, Merseyside Wheelers, Prescot Eagle, Rotten Row, Southport Cycling Club, St Helens CRC, Team Bader Amputees, Tour of Britain