Shropshire cyclists are being urged to get on their bikes, trikes or tandems and pedal their way to Derwen College’s Garden Cafe next week for a well-deserved treat.
To mark Bike Week 2018, visitors to the café at the specialist residential and day college in Gobowen arriving on their bikes will receive a free hot drink and a home-made energy bar for their efforts.
Bike Week 2018, which runs from 9th-17th June, sees events happening across the UK with the aim of getting everyone – young and old – to dig out their bikes and take to the local roads and trails, whether cycling to work or enjoying a day out discovering the Shropshire countryside.
From experts out on a 20-mile ride to beginners removing their stabilisers for the first time, all are encouraged to join Derwen for Bike Week. The college even offers a flat path around the sports field which is ideal for little ones learning to ride for the first time.
Students will be marking the event during their weekly bike club on Monday 11th June with a cycle around college grounds from 5.30pm-6.30pm.
The college is also taking the opportunity to thank seasoned cyclists who have raised money for the college using pedal power. Last year, two brothers and their best friend cycled from London to Paris to raise money for Derwen College’s fitness and therapy facilities including renovations to the swimming pool. Known as ‘The Reliant Robins’, Max Pettifer, Elliot Pettifer and Matthew Weston tackled the 300-mile ride over four days in September last year raising £2,875 towards Derwen’s fundraising appeal.
Marketing & Business Development Manager Tonia Davies said that the college had a lot to thank cyclists for and wanted to encourage more people to take to the saddle during Bike Week.
She said: “Derwen College is pleased to be able to support Bike Week 2018 in many different ways. Cycling is great fun, good exercise and a lovely way to get out and about and discover Shropshire. As the Reliant Robins proved, it can also be a great way to raise money. We’re encouraging cyclists to stop off for a well-deserved drink and energy bar and the chance to take advantage of our shopping facilities.”
Derwen College is a specialist residential college for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. The college provides work experience for students in its leisure and shopping area that includes the Orangery Restaurant, Garden Centre and Shop, and Garden Café.
For information regarding visiting Derwen College go to www.visitderwen.co.uk.
For further information on fundraising for Derwen College contact [email protected]