We have just launched a drive for our members to become ‘bike commuters’ when they are traveling to the club. The club has launched the ‘Get on Yer Bike’ initiative which will see club members aim to cycle ‘10,000 miles to tennis’ in total this year. Each time a member cycles to the club they will add their miles to the “Cycle Chart” which we will be putting up shortly in the clubhouse. You can also email your miles to us. We are also looking at ways to record it digitally. Maps of all the cycle lanes in the area will also be posted in the clubhouse. Throughout the year the club will also hope to host a number of fundraisers as part of the campaign for local charities. There will be prizes too for participants throughout the year.
Club members were joined by Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher to launch the initiative recently. Bishopstown Credit Union has also agreed to sponsor the initiative.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Colm Kelleher, said: “Congratulations to Bishopstown Lawn Tennis Club on this great initiative. The City Council has recently completed a number of upgrades to cycle paths in the area so it is fantastic to see this initiative in place which will encourage people to get on their bikes.”
BLTC Head Coach, Conor Twomey said: “We are very excited about our new ‘Get on Yer Bike’ Campaign which is encouraging our members to cycle to the club. Recently we have been very lucky in the Bishopstown area to see a number of new cycle lanes and upgrades of cycle paths so it will be easier than ever before to cycle to the club safely.”
Local Area Representative for Bishopstown, Sandra Murphy said: “This is a wonderful initiative by the Bishopstown Lawn Tennis Club. We are extremely fortunate to have had so many upgrades by Cork City Council within this community for our cyclists over the last number of months. Cycling is a great way of keeping fit, healthy and active and so it is wonderful to see the club promote this great concept along with tennis.”
CEO Philip Hosford from Bishopstown Credit Union said: “Bishopstown Credit Union is delighted to sponsor such an imaginative initiative through our Community Development Fund. Bishopstown Lawn Tennis Club is a fundamental part of the local community encouraging people of all ages to engage in sport. We are proud to sponsor local sports clubs, schools, local associations and societies through our Community Development Fund.”
We have attached some pictures of the launch and we hope that everyone in the club will get involved in this initiative!