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Cycle club promises something for everyone

A web portal promoting a new cycling club based in the Midlands is to go live at the end of January.

Born to Bike is affiliated to British Cycling and actively promotes every level of cycling including café rides, sportives, road racing, time trialling, trail, XC, enduro and downhill mountain biking, cyclocross, track racing, family rides and triathlon.

Mike Hayward, club secretary, said: "This is not just another club but a completely new take on what a club should be driven by riders for riders. Those of us who are lucky enough to have riding as a significant part of our lives would like to encourage others to adopt cycling as a way of life and are keen to promote the benefits of cycling at all levels to the individual and the family."

Born to Bike will support all aspects of cycling at all levels and will support its members achieve whatever it is they want to accomplish from cycling. The website www.borntobike.org will provide a valuable resource for members as well as a place to share their experiences and communicate with each other.Bridgtown Cycles, a family run bike shop in Staffordshire, provides a physical base for Born to Bike.

As well regular Tuesday night road rides and Thursday mountain bike fun on Cannock Chase Born to Bike will also be promoting family cycling fun days and numerous social riding weekends around the UK.

There are also plans to arrange yearly foreign trips to take in the big pro races whilst getting some road/off road riding in hopefully, fulfilling some lifelong ambitions in the process.

If you are interested in joining Born to Bike register your interest at www.borntobike.org or would like further information contact Club Secretary Mike Hayward at mike.hayward [at] borntobike.co.uk