Beachy Head CC Pedal Power Youth Cycling Training

by Stephen John Murphy in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th November 2021 we successfully raised £3,185 ( + est. £295.00 Gift Aid ) with 64 supporters in 297 days

The aim of the Beachy Head CC project, is to raise funds to help to continue the youth training program, after the Covid-19 lockdown.

by Stephen John Murphy in Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

The extra funding will be used  to supply the Pedal Power youth section with coaching, and to help with transporting young riders to various venues with the aim of increasing the opportunity to race against other young people.

1610792227_bhcc-web-logo.pngMy name is Stephen Murphy. I am the fund raising officer for the Beachy Head Cycling Club, and their Pedal Power youth cycling group.

 The aim of our club is to be welcoming to everyone, and to provide the opportunity to enjoy the fitness, and social aspects of cycling.

The most important part of the club, and in the most need of funding, is the Pedal Power Youth section. Pedal Power gives youngsters a chance to improve their bike handling skills, road safety, and fitness. They receive instruction on how to take care of their bikes, and keep themselves safe when riding. It also gives it's young members a chance to race against themselves, and other teams, but with the emphasis on fun, and safety.

1610792322_juniors-2-1-1600x1071.jpgLike most small clubs at the moment, the opportunity to keep functioning during the Covid-19 pandemic, has been challenging. Having to ride in smaller groups, with social distancing in place. The requirement for extra coaching staff, and ensuring safe training venues has become vital to the youth coaching program.

 Due to the need to fund British Cycling training for our coaches, the cost of setting up of venues to provide a Covid-19 safe environment, and the expense of procuring safety equipment, plus first aid training, the clubs funds will be impacted heavily. Ultimately this could threaten the running of the Pedal Power section, and deprive young people of the valuable resource it provides.

In the past Beachy Head Cycling Club has raised funds by organising cycling events, cycling sportives, and races. Alas due to Covid-19 none of these events can take place. Hence the shortfall in funding.

1610792666_57485588_10156490568278090_1048366835092684800_n.jpgWith funding, the aim would be to continue with the youth training program ensuring that all safety measures are in place, with adequate British Cycling trained coaching staff, first aid personnel, and safe venues. Thus giving our young people a distraction from the stresses we are all enduring.1610792697_71501260_2516594605100722_4738735085233111040_n.jpg

Many thanks Stephen Murphy.

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