Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support & why

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Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support & why

Postby jay197 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:33 am

Hi everyone,

Which Cycling Charity/Organisation in your opinion is most deserving of supporting financially and why?

I need help choosing which Cycling charity/org I should support from the proceeds of my new company?

I know British Cycling and the CTC do an awful lot of work and lobbying on our behalf, but I just wondered if there was any other similar Cycle charities/orgs that you know about which you feel deserve our support also.

It is important for me to make the right choice, as I have decided that 50% of the profits of the new company should go to charity, so I really would appreciate your input on this.

Thanks in advance,

Jay.

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Re: Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support &

Postby Pross » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:45 am

If you're looking purely at organisations that lobby for cyclists rights then I'd say CTC out of those two as they do more campaigning and are a registered charity and I suspect BC get more funding from external sources due to being the official governing body. Not purely cycling but Sustrans might be worth considering too.

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Re: Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support &

Postby giropaul » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:13 am

Depending upon where your cycling interests lie, I would also consider the Dave Rayner Fund.

This provides support for young riders to gain invaluable experience of racing abroad, and has been behind the success of many, now well-known, stars.

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Re: Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support &

Postby Pross » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:30 am

giropaul wrote:Depending upon where your cycling interests lie, I would also consider the Dave Rayner Fund.

This provides support for young riders to gain invaluable experience of racing abroad, and has been behind the success of many, now well-known, stars.


Good suggestion, I think we sometimes forget about this fund and the top riders it has helped with so many now coming through the BC system and yet even now the fund is helping those who miss out on / don't fit in with the BC system. I think Adam Blthye started racing in Belgium via the fund.

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Re: Which Cycling charity/org is most deserving of support &

Postby jay197 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 14:06 pm

giropaul wrote:Depending upon where your cycling interests lie, I would also consider the Dave Rayner Fund.

This provides support for young riders to gain invaluable experience of racing abroad, and has been behind the success of many, now well-known, stars.


I will look into that as I have never heard of them before, thanks Paul.

This is why I started this thread as my knowledge of all the many hard working "behind the scenes" charities and orgs is quite limited at the moment.

Regards,

Jay.

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