One wonderful facet of cycling is being an activity which can be moulded to suit the preferences of the participants. For some it is a social outing. For others it’s all about competition and sport. Some find it a great medicine for the mind (more perhaps even than the body). It can be a wonderful pastime for those who were forced to stop partaking in another sport due to injury and who then find themselves falling in love with cycling. There are many many reasons why people cycle and in this paragraph we have merely scratched the surface.
No matter how one’s cycling manifests itself, we all share a desire to be successful in it. At the very highest sporting level, success is measured by winning professional races – Grand Tours, World Championship Time Trials, Monuments, Olympic medals etc. While we don’t expect such lofty aspirations from the members of Old Bleach, we can still enjoy success in the form of setting and meeting our own challenges.
With all this very firmly in mind, Old Bleach has decided to initiate the ‘Old Bleach Personal Achievement Award’.
It is an accolade which will primarily be based on an individual’s goals. For example, one cyclist may wish to cycle ten thousand miles in a year, another might want to get a podium position in an open race and another may wish to cycle up a hill he or she has previously had to dismount and walk up. All of these are equally valid to the individual. We strive to assist each and every one of our members as they meet and rise to their challenges.
Please let us know what your ambitions are so we can help you get the most from your cycling.