We like riding bikes!

We are a diverse group of people living in the Bishops Castle area with one thing in common - we like riding bikes! We organise rides for riders of all abilities, and we are affiliated to Cycling UK for the protection of all.

Rides are on the first Wednesday of the month. Rides are normally "meet at destination" rides, enabling riders of all abilities to meet at a place and time to socialise together.

In addition, an informal "further, faster" group meets each Wednesday at the Six Bells Pub. You should use the link below to contact us if you think you might want to join this ride for the first time, so that we can let you know if it's going to be right for you.

Elliott's Adventures

Elliott in Montgomery

Elliot's Big Fundraising Adventure

Early on a very wet Saturday morning in April 2018, Elliott and his dad Dan set off by train to travel from Craven Arms to Holyhead, Anglesey, so that they could ride home. Fortunately the weather improved before they began to pedal, though it didn't improve much. But when you're 7 and you have a big challenge ahead of you, a bit of bad weather isn't going to stop you.

Over the next seven days, Elliott and his dad rode a total of 173 miles through North Wales, dipping inland away from 

Elliot and his dad

the sea and so taking in hills which would stretch the mettle of anyone. Elliott took them in his stride, somehow managing to climb 1400 metres more than his dad who climbed just 3537 metres overall. Why is there such a difference? Did Elliott ride off and do a loop of his own? Or was there a cycle computer error?

Riders welcome Elliot home

The boys used the Warm Showers network for most of their accommodation and were able to break up their route into similar-length chunks, except for the last day, which was the longest at 33.4 miles. That day took them from Llanidloes to Bishop's Castle, using parts of the beautiful Montgomery canal towpath, and several riders went out to meet the homecoming hero and to accompany him and his dad to the finish.

Elliott was met at the finish by his sister Erica who, with mum Laura, had made an absolutely fantastic finishing banner. And he had been raising money as he went, which is still coming in. As this goes online, more than £1000 has been raised which will be divided equally between Young Minds and Norbury Primary School and Nursery. You can still make a contribution, you know where they are!

Elliott, Erica and Dad, with the fabulous finishing banner!

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