Many thanks to the following organisations and companies, who have given us money, time, services and goods.
go:cycling was our main financial sponsor in 2012-13, and has helped us with poster design and advertising. It is co-ordinated by Metro and is being provided in partnership with West Yorkshire’s five district local authorities and CTC (the national cycling charity). It is supported by the Department for Transport through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund. See http://www.wygocycling.com/
Bradford Council is sponsoring us through the Community Chest, and the Lord Mayor’s Sprinkle Sunshine fund. We also get invaluable help and advice from the Queensbury Ward Officer, our local Councillors, and from the Planning, Transportation and Highways department. See http://www.bradford.gov.uk/
Cycle Queensbury is affiliated to Cycling UK (formerly, the CTC), giving us a safe and legal framework for our activities. Many of our volunteers belong to the Calderdale branch of the CTC and they have given a considerable amount of time to the planning and running of our activities. See http://calderdalectc.org.uk/
Sustrans was the organisation that made the Great Northern Railway trail between Queensbury and Thornton possible. It is a charity that works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. Sustrans has offered us invaluable advice. Their volunteers are giving us practical help, and their Bike-It Officer has offered her time to run our ‘Learn to Ride’ courses. See http://www.sustrans.org.uk/
Firth Cycles is our friendly local bike shop, and is very community-focussed. Firth Cycles has offered their time and resources to run our Cycle Maintenance courses, and also gives practical support – manpower, advice, and resources – to many of our events and activities. See www.firthcycles.com/about
Keelham (now Robertshaws) Farm Shop supported our main Family Run Rides day by offering free refreshments to everyone who rode the ‘Super Loop’ up to their shop, and generous hamper prize in the Free Draw. See https://www.robertshawsfarmshop.co.uk/