Barlick bike challenge setting off a chain reaction for charity

There’s bound to be a chain reaction in Barnoldswick Town Square on Saturday - the day of some furious pedalling by cyclists going nowhere for charity.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 3:45 pm
Barnoldswick town centre. Google images.

Saturday marks Barnoldswick and Earby Rotary Club’s static cycle challenge when teams see how far they can ride between 10am and 2pm.

And it’s all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK with the hope that a substantial amount can be raised. Hope is the word in more senses than one in that local cycle parts manufacturer Hope Technology is providing five static bikes for the challenge.

Teams of four will be tackling that challenge, while one bike will be available for the young and not-so-young to have an individual ride for 10 minutes for a small fee to see how they can set up a personal winning distance.

There will be prizes for the winners of team and individual events and the club is more than grateful to sponsors and donors supporting the event. The public are invited to help make the day a crowd pleaser and to cheer on the competitors.

Rotarians will be asking the public for cash support for the Prostate Cancer charity, and there will also be a raffle.

And the day also provides a chance for people to question Rotary club members to find out more about the Rotary movement, locally, nationally and internationally. The local club has space for new members who would like to enjoy the club fellowship and to serve their local community and raise money for worthy causes.