Hadleigh Cycling Club is a friendly club based in a market town in South Suffolk. We're keen to promote cycling and welcome everyone, regardless of age or ability. We were formed in 2012 and have a membership of around 100. We offer at least one social ride a week and we run a successful Junior Club.
The Club’s fourth annual sportive attracted 174 riders to the town on 2nd September. The sportive is named “The Gayford Flyer” in recognition of the town’s world record breaking aviator, Oswald Gayford.
Mike Motteram, Chair of the Club said, “It was terrific to see so many riders, especially those that had never attempted 60 miles before. The feedback has been very positive.
“The Flyer is a real team effort and we couldn’t have carried it off without 30 volunteers and that’s not counting the cake bakers.”
Mike also thanked the Flyer’s sponsors - The George, Sunny Day Cycleworks, The East of England Co-op, Crockatt Garage, The Pedal House and Rattlesden Gliding Club.
The Club will donate from the Flyer receipts to local rider, Paul Spraggons for his chosen charity, Prostate Cancer UK. Paul raised £14000 last year in memory of his father and also his own personal battle with the disease. Next year, he is riding the first stage of the 2019 Tour de France in Belgium. He has set up a donation page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brusselspraggs