A £10k boost for the resort’s pedal power

Heather McMurray, from  Wyre cycling Club
Heather McMurray, from Wyre cycling Club

A group set up to help get people on their bikes is celebrating a five figure windfall.

Wyre Cycling Club has received £10,000 from Sport England to invest in new equipment, which it hopes will see more Fylde coast residents embrace pedal power.

The group hopes to set up a youth section with the funds, and will use some of the money to buy pool bikes, allowing those without cycles to borrow one for rides out.

Heather McMurray, owner of Wyre Cycles, on Hardhorn Road, Poulton, runs the group.

She said: “I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out we’d got the funding.

“It’s all come good and it’s nice to see the club grow.

“We started off with five women and now we’ve got 72 people of all ages. We’re aimed at people from all walks of life, for all levels of riding ability.

“I’m hoping as many people as possible will take it up.”

The money will also be used to purchase a trailer to carry some of the new bikes, and Heather hopes to run coaching courses for young cyclists in Poulton’s schools.

The group runs around five different rides a week, all setting off from Wyre Cycles – including a large Sunday morning ride at 9am.

For more information about Wyre Cycling Club call (01253) 885220.

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