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Local bike shop sponsors new community cycling club

Local bike shop sponsors new community cycling club

Local bike shop Expert Bike Repair have teamed up with newly formed Sitwell Cycling Club to promote road cycling in Whiston and the surrounding area. The 3 year deal will provide funds to support the club's activities in exchange for advertising space on official club kit and website.

Club Promotions and Sponsors Manager Tom Hodgson said of the deal "We are delighted to have Expert Bike Repair on board as the club's first sponsor. Mark has provided many club members with fantastic service since he opened his shop and he really understands our community focus. We will be proud to promote this succesful local business when we are out on our travels".

The shop owner Mark Burton commented “I’m extremely proud to sponsor a local cycling club based in the village where I live and work and it's nice to be able to give something back to the customers that support our business. We are very much a ‘local’ bike shop that can offer the personal touch in an age of faceless online stores. The kettle is always on here even if you’re only calling in for a chat during your ride!".

The club has enjoyed considerable success since launching earlier in the year and has plans to grow it's membership base significantly via organised, beginner-friendly rides every Sunday morning and every Wednesday evening.

Club Chairman Jonny Haynes said "What started out as a way for a group of friends to ride together more often has developed into a great community project. It's fantastic to see our membership grow and now with Expert Bike Repair as our first sponsor I am excited to see what the future holds".

Anyone interested in coming along to any of Sitwell Cycling Club's organised rides should visit http://www.sitwell.cc or check out the club's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/sitwellcc.

Expert Bike Repair is a retailer of road, mountain and hybrid bikes for adults and children located on Worrygoose Lane, Rotherham. For more information visit http://www.expertbikerepair.co.uk or search 'Expert Bike Repair' on Facebook.