Last week I was pleased to visit the Maindy Flyers cycling club.
The Flyers have been in the headlines a lot recently – its at Maindy where this year’s Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas began his cycling career, along with Owain Doull, Luke Rowe and Elinor & Meg Barker.
Geraint Thomas was actually one of the original Maindy Flyers, starting cycling with the club at the age of 10, when it was established back in 1995. Since then, the Club has gone from strength to strength and grown to 140 members and they expect that number to rise even further.
I was shown around the club by outgoing club chair, Jo Phillips. It was great to hear from her about how the club started, how it has grown, and how it plans to expand even further in future. Everything at the club is built off the back of a committed team of volunteers, and its great to see their work coming to fruition with big successes like Geraint Thomas, and i’m sure there’s even more to come in future.