By Tony Caunt
With the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire and on day two, Sunday 6th July the whole circus will go through Keighley, Haworth and over the moors to Hebden Bridge. The members of the club have been getting involved with cycling. On Sunday the 18th May the community committee provided marshals’ for the Cycle Queensbury family fun ride which saw some 200 people from the very young to the not so young, cycle over the Thornton Viaduct on the Sustrans route. You will recall dear reader, that we featured the River Aire Challenge in last month’s magazine and with this in mind the members collected donations which will go towards the project at their tent (pictured) on the Sustrans course. If you would like to donate something towards this canoe challenge you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.facebook.com/Rotaryriverairechallenge your money will go towards buying Aquaboxes which will be sent all over the world where drinking water is needed after various disasters.
The club members will be helping at Southfield School in July where students will be taking up various challenges on cycles. Southfield caters for disadvantaged young people and the Rotary Club of Bradford West have been involved with the school for many years helping with their sports days and also taking the students to Ponderosa animal farm. This is in line with the Rotary ideal of “Service above self” and is one of many humanitarian causes that the club members get involved with.
Should you want to know more and help your local community then call: John Ellis on 07970 253371 or find us at www.bradfordwestrotary.org