Keighley Engraving Donates Trophies for Barnsley Town Centre Cycle Races

24th June 2014 Saw the return of Town Centre Racing in Barnsley after a 10 year gap.  This successful event was promoted by Team Cystic Fibrosis - 65roses-barnsleycriteriums.co.uk/

 

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Plaques were provided for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places of all 3 races but the Pièce de résistance was the Men's Elite Race Trophy, a coal cobble mounted on a solid oak plinth. The coal was kindly donated by J Brown & Son Ltd Coal Merchants in Barnsley and mined from Kellingley Colliery in Yorkshire which is one of the newest of the deep mines left in Britain.

It was an honour to see Dean "Deano" Downing, win the Elite Men's Race and lift the trophy on the Podium. Dean is a well known local pro rider who rides for NFTO Pro Cycling and is due to retire at the end of this season.

 

  

 

About Team Cystic Fibrosis

Team Cystic Fibrosis are a charity cycling team, riding and racing in a broad section of cycling disciplines. The purpose of the team is to help raise awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in the UK. This year on 21st June 26 riders rode the "Gump" - a ride starting in Barnsley at Sunrise and finishing at Sunset - amazingly they rode 215 miles and reached Felixstowe. The event raised over £10,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  James Scatchard, the owner of Keighley Engraving is a member of the team and also a proud sponsor.

For more info on the team please visit teamcysticfibrosis.co.uk

Donations can be made to: justgiving.com/thegump