Chimp For Charlie: Fundraiser On December 14th

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Ride For Charlie was set up in memory of Charlie Craig, a 15 year old boy and bike racer who suddenly passed away in January this year. It funds upcoming young (14+) riders who show the talent and drive to race like Charlie did.

The Mid-Shropshire Wheelers are hosting an evening event to raise money for the cause, with a talk and a raffle. It’s titled “Chimp For Charlie: An Evening With Tim Buckle” and is going to be on December the 14th at the Darwin Community Centre in Shrewsbury. More details below, and you can also find the event on Facebook here.

Chat for Charlie
George Watkins, Mid Shropshire Wheelers.

They say:

“The Mid Shropshire Wheelers are proud the host a Chat for Charlie charity night. Charlie Craig passed away on the 20th January 2017 aged only 15. Mum and Dad, Sarah and Nick Craig have created Ride for Charlie to help other young Cyclists do amazing things.

“We have been lucky enough to book Tim Buckle for the evening. Tim is a former British Cycling team rider and coach. He now works for Dr Steve Peters author of the Chimp Paradox, as a Psychological Skills Mentor. Tim will be giving us his Chimp for Charlie presentation about how to manage your own life and performance.

“Nick and Sarah have been racing and making friends in Shropshire since the National Champs back in the early 90’s. George Watkins  (picture attached) from the Mid Shropshire Wheelers came up with the idea of hosting an event. I had been to Tim Buckle’s first Chimp for Charlie at the Hope round of the MTB Marathon series with my son Lewis, George knew Tim from coaching together. the rest is history. We are having a raffle and we’ve had some really great support from local companies, Trail Head, Dave Mellor Cycles, Stans/Trek, Plush Hill Cycles, Clee Cycles, TORQ Performance, Fibrax  and I’m sure others will be only too willing to join in.”

Thursday 14th December
Doors open at 18.30, Chimp management 19.00. – 21.00
£3 on the door with a free gift from TORQ Performance.
Grand raffle with some excellent prize
Darwin Community Centre

Chat for Charlie
Charlie Craig.
Chat for Charlie
Event flyer.


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