Emma Drinkwater (13), Adam Drinkwater (10) and Claire Greenfield will be cycling to Clevedon and Backwell swimming pools and back from Ashton on Sunday 25th October (or the 1st of November if the weather is bad). The ride will be a BIG challenge for us at 50km in length. It will probably take us most of the day!
We did lots of cycling when the pool was closed during lockdown. Now we'd like to give something back to the club via their crowdfunding appeal. City of Bristol swimming club (CoB) were amazing when we couldn't swim: providing lots of zoom land training and activities to keep the kids going.
The cycleride has a point - we will be visiting 2 of the pools of our network of clubs. In addition to raising funds for CoB we hope to raise the profile of our local pools, some of which have not been able to re-open yet. This is the rough route we will be following: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34355901.
CoB need lots more than the £100 we hope to raise, £20k in fact. Problems include additional pool costs and lost revenue from open meets. We'd really love our swimming club to be able to continue providing fantastic swimming training for all.
If any other families or individuals feel motivated to raise funds by doing something similiar, go for it! Get on your bike and pedal.... There are lots of network club pools out there to visit!