8 January 2008

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‘On Yer Bike’ with Emmerdale Stars


Fans of the television soap, Emmerdale, will have a chance to join up with their heroes in a sponsored cycle this summer.  Launching the event at the Folk Museum today (Thursday) George Walker explained that the extravaganza annually raises thousands of pounds for the fight against leukaemia.  He is particularly excited this year, however, as this is the first time it has ever happened outside mainland Britain.

The cycle event, which is being co-ordinated by the local North Down Cycling Club, is only one of a number of events which will take place on Saturday 7th June.  If you would like to help take back lives from leukaemia, why not enter the event by contacting the Anthony Nolan Trust at 01506 655361 or visit their website:events@anthonynolan.org.uk or download an entry form here

The cycling event will take place on closed roads around the Folk Museum and so it will be very suitable for all the family.  So this is an opportunity for families to mingle with the stars and raise much needed finance for a very worthy charity.


Sign-on Night

In the litigious age in which we live, the necessity of being well insured is only too obvious to everyone.  One of the advantages of being a member of a cycling club such as North Down, is that the vast majority of membership fees go directly to insurance cover.  To facilitate members and prospective members access this important element of club life, two sign-up nights have been organised for Tuesday 15th and 22nd January, commencing at 7.30pm.  These will take place in the Bokhara when Flo and Keith Millar will be on hand to register members electronically.  


In a time when everyone suddenly realizes that they spent too much at Christmas, there was some good news for North Down Cycling Club members this week when Paul Smyth of Bikeworks announced that he will be giving all club members a special discount of 10%.  However, Paul, aware of the reputation that North Down has in the community is not restricting this benevolence to a few weeks, like a mini January sale.  Rather Bikeworks is making this concession to all club members throughout 2008!


First year Junior, Stuart Henry, has spent the past week in Belgium as part of the 12 man National Junior squad.  National track coach, Brian Nugent, has been putting the lads through their paces with a view to honing a team for the European track championships in September. 

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