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“Cycle with Hopwood, Cycle with Friends”

August 2019 – Temporary hold on new members

Due to the success of our club and the recent influx of new members, we’ve decided to put a temporary hold on new members while we decide how we want to take the club forward. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Sheila on 07779 530017, or use our contact form to get in touch. Sheila will happily discuss the current membership position with you and put you on a waiting list.

July 2019 – Congratulations!

Our four ladies successfully completed their epic ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a journey of 999 miles and over 50,000 feet ascent in 15 days, over half of which were wet! They lost count of how many calories were consumed (too many!) but were grateful for all donations of chocolate and custard creams. Several other ladies joined for parts of the ride, sharing the fun and the rain. Apart from having a fabulous adventure, they raised nearly £6,000 for their chosen charities, that’s £3,792 for the MS Society, £1,129 for Diabetes UK and £956 for the Worcester Sea Cadet Unit. You can see photos here.

February 2019 – LEJOG

Four of our members, Pip, Ruth, Suzy and Vicky, are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in June 2019. The route is about 1,000 miles and they aim to do it in 15 days, carrying their own gear too! If you live along their route, go along and say hi. They will also accept chocolate 😉

11/6 Land’s End-Fowey
12/6 Exeter
13/6 Bridgewater
14/6 Monmouth
15/6 Church Stretton
16/6 Chester
17/6 Garstang
18/6 Patterdale
19/6 Moffatt
20/6 Dumbarton
21/6 Glencoe
22/6 Foyers
23/6 Invershin
24/6 Betty Hill
25/6 John O’Groats

Please click on the links below if you would like to sponsor them.
Vicky & Ruth are cycling for friends and loved ones living with the impact of Multiple Sclerosis: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/MadSyclists
Suzy is cycling for loved ones living with Diabetes: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Suzy-Palmer
Pip is cycling for the Sea Cadets: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PipWright1

February 2018

The wonderful Lesley Easter has received an award for creating Community Cycle Clubs in the West Midlands promoting mental health and wellbeing through cycling. Lesley was awarded this recognition by West Midlands Combined Authority for the work she has achieved since July 2017 with Walsall Aboretum Community Cycle Club (ACCC) and Smethwick Beat the Streets CCC and New Life CC among others.
The event was held at West Bromwich Football Ground and was hosted by Adrian Goldberg.
Lesley was subsequently interviewed live by Alex Lester on Radio WM – listen to her wit (wittering) here from 2 hours 7 minutes.

November 2017

Please note the following change to the management of our rides 🙂

        • Details of rides will be entered onto the calendar on the website by the ride leaders (emails will still be sent to members in advance of a ride).
        • The members will then text or mail the ride leader to confirm that they are joining the ride and where from.
        • The ride leaders will then – after the ride – enter the ride data onto the calendar on the website (miles/names on ride/anything else that might be useful)