A Doncaster based cycling club, which has helped to teach bike skills to children as young as five, is the lucky winner of £500 courtesy of Miller Homes Yorkshire.
Established in 1926 Doncaster Wheeler’s Cycling Club, which has historically been a club for road biking enthusiasts, has, this summer, launched a junior section for the first time which has already attracted 26 members aged between five and 14.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for us to try and secure some much needed funds from such a reputable company who had already helped other clubs like us,” commented Martin Maltby Doncaster Wheelers club member.
The competition, held annually by Miller Homes, is designed to offer a helping hand to local sports clubs which are an intrinsic part of communities.
“Miller Homes is not just about housebuilding, it’s about building communities and we support this in a variety of ways,” commented Steve McElroy sales director Miller Homes Yorkshire. “Our ‘Summer of Sport’ competition encourages people of all ages to join community based sports clubs which play a real part in towns and villages across the region. This year were thrilled to have the Doncaster Knights Rugby Union Football Club help us with our judging who are a fine example of a sports club that allows players of all ages to participate and provides a real community spirit for spectators at their Castle Park ground in Doncaster.”
This is the third year that Miller Homes’ annual ‘Summer of Sport’ Campaign has taken place. This year’s competition was launched earlier this summer and local sports teams from across the region were invited to say why they were most deserving of the prize.
“We are thrilled to have received this prize and the entire club passes on our thanks to Miller Homes and the Doncaster Knights for choosing us,” said Martin.
“This prize money will allow us to train volunteers to become Level 2 coaches and also access essential first aid training. We’ll be able to make a real difference to our junior section and attract more members encouraging young people to discover the joys of cycling.”
“Doncaster Wheeler’s are worthy winners of this year’s competition,” said Steve McElroy. “It is pleasing to see that they are passing on their love and knowledge of this popular sport to future generations and we commend them for their efforts and enthusiasm.
“Once again, the calibre of the applications from the region’s sports clubs was extremely high and demonstrated the variety and commitment of sporting clubs for all ages and abilities.”
Michael Casey, Communications Manager of Doncaster Knights RFC said: “Doncaster Wheelers were our winning choice for their ability to evolve with trends and times even as they head towards their 100th anniversary.