Friday, May 30, 2008

Councillors' charity ride to Mulheim

On 3rd June a group of cyclists which includes Councillors Barker, Nutt and Long, cycling group members and residents will be setting off on a bike ride from Darlington to Mulheim in Germany, one of Darlington's twin towns. On arrival participants will help Mulheim residents celebrate the 200th anniversary of their town charter.

The ride is trying to raise sponsorship which will assist with funding town twinning projects aimed at helping young people in priority areas of Darlington who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity of travelling abroad. In recent months a number of young people have struggled to travel with their football teams and schools and the town twinning fund aims to make it easier for young people to take part in such events.

If you would like to sponsor Councillor Barker, Councillor Nutt and Councillor Long please contact the Darlington Partnership on (01325) 346773.

Event: West Park 4X, Sunday 1st June

For those who are interested or want to find out more about 4x there is an open day at the West Park 4X track in Darlinton this Sunday, 1st June. Helen Gaskell will be making an apperance, too. The event starts at 10am and finishes around 4pm.

Event: The Round 50, Sunday 1st June

The first of this year's Tourist Trial rides is taking place on Sunday 1st June. The Round 50 is, as its name suggests, a 50 mile ride. Registration begins at 8:30 in the Dolphin Centre, with 9:30 being the latest you can start the ride. It's £2.50 for a standard entry on the day, or £6 if you want the T-shirt.

Details of other rides, including longer and shorter ones, are on the Council website.