James Davies from Mule Cycles in Oswestry visited Borderland Rotary recently to give a talk about plans for the annual Borderland Mountain Bike Challenge.

The event will  be held at 10am on Saturday 13th May and starting, as usual, from Rhiwlas Village Hall. Mule cycles have been a sponsor of the event for the last few years and his technical input has been invaluable.

He also discussed the launch of a new initiative which is self-explanatory, it’s called Cycle to work Friday and James said, “The plan is to encourage cycle owners to use their bikes to go to work on Fridays and suggest to the businesses they work for to get involved and facilitate this. It’ll be good for your physical health; mental help and you’ll be helping the planet as well. I’ve already had some very positive feedback and in fact, I see that someone here tonight who has already signed up to the scheme. Although there aren’t many dedicated cycle paths in the centre of Oswestry, there are some on the industrial estate and I’m sure there will be more in the future”.

James has been helping those who can’t afford bikes by fixing up old or unwanted cycles and getting them back on the road and available for those in need and Borderland have donated to help this project along.

James concluded by saying, “If you already have a mountain bike, why not get involved with the challenge, just go to the website at www.borderland-mtb-challenge.org and help Midlands Air Ambulance to keep flying”.

Pictured: Steve Jerman, James Davies (Mule) Chris Bryan-Smith, Paul Evison & Michael Kendall.