ABOUT US

PROPS CYCLING CLUB

PROPS CC was founded in February 2014 by a small group of enthusiastic cyclists who have been involved with the annual Bristol to Bordeaux charity cycle ride for many years. This challenging ride is one of the largest fund raising events of the year for PROPS, a charity based in Fishponds Bristol, which works with and supports young adults with learning disabilities. Through PROPS, students are able to access training, education and work related programmes. One of the underlining philosophies of PROPS is to be as inclusive as possible. We believe that everybody should have the opportunity to participate in a rich and fulfilling life regardless of ability.

 

PROPS CC tries to follow a similar philosophy of inclusiveness.

Our Aims:

 

  1. First and foremost we want to enjoy the many and varied forms of cycling.  As a member of the club you will have the opportunity to participate in:

    • Road cycling through relaxed club runs, more specific training rides and competitive events.

    • Weekly club runs alternating between The Swan Pub, Almondsbury and The Stable Café, Ashton Court, Bristol.

    • Regular track sessions at Wales National Velodrome in Newport.

    • Mountain bike sessions throughout the South West and Wales.

    • Participation in the Pedal 4 PROPS Bristol to Bordeaux challenge and other cycling excursions in the UK and Europe.

  2. Underlying everything we do as a club is the premise that we are as inclusive as possible. All cyclists, regardless of ability, experience or fitness levels are welcome to the club.  The cycling sessions we design are planned so that all our members can participate fully. The main way we try to accomplish this is to run different paced groups on our weekly club rides. One group cycles at an average of 10 mph and whilst other groups cycle at 15 – 18 mph. On the last Sunday of each month we also run a session for our junior and family members of the club. This group covers 20 – 25 miles at about 10mph with a stop for cake and coffee. On several events throughout the year we are joined by some of the students from PROPS.

  3. Finally, PROPS depends on financial donations to continue the fantastic training and educational programmes they have created. With this in mind, any profits we make as a club goes towards developing and supporting student cycling activities.  This may take the form of funding a student to take part in the Bristol to Bordeaux Challenge or buying a new adapted bicycle to add to our fleet.

PROPS CHARITY

Since its foundation, PROPS CC has been rasing money for the Bristol special needs charity PROPS.


PROPS stands for Providing Opportunities and Support.  Based in the Vassell Centre in Fishponds Bristol, PROPS provides vocational training and social enterprise for young people with a wide range of physical and learning disabilities.

 

OUR MISSSION

Our mission is to help those with learning difficulties and disabilities to achieve their full potential in our community.

 

OUR VISION

We believe that all young people in our community should have the opportunity to lead fulfilling and participative lives, both on a social, and a professional level, regardless of any cognitive or physical disabilities. By providing access to practical learning, worthwhile experiences and skills development for these young people, we will achieve this goal.

 

HOW WE DO THIS

We do this by providing opportunities and support to foster and nurture inclusion in our community. We work with a number of community partners to encourage integration through a range of initiatives including the promotion of business enterprise to social and educational interaction, including sports, leisure and performing arts.
 
Through our three main routes of Guided Independence, Progressive Development and Life Long Learning, our students can choose their own individual development pathways that are best suited to their needs. 
 
You can find out more about what we do by clicking here

 

OUR AIMS AND VALUES
We are an inclusive organisation which provides a range of services, opportunities and support for those with learning difficulties and disabilities.
 
We will:

  • Develop effective and longstanding partnerships with local businesses

  • Promote inclusvie community activity

  • Maximise the independence of our members

  • Create sustainable social enterprises

  • Be passionate advocates for those with learning difficulties

  • Develop effective and longstanding partnerships with local businesses

BRISTOL TO BORDEAUX

Now celebrating it's 10th year, the Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge is one of the UK's top charity bike rides.

Departing Bristol on Wednesday 4th July the ride takes in 500 miles of the finest cycling routes that the UK and France can offer, before arriving in Bordeaux on Saturday 7th July.

For 2018 Riders can choose between 3 routes, the 500 miles 'extreme', the 300 miles classic or for 2018 the Epic 700 mile route finishing atop one of cyclings most iconic climbs, the Col du Tourmalet.

The ride is fully supported, with regular feed stations, fully trained medics, physios and bike mechanics, and transport of all bags between each overnight hotel stop.

All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the ride!

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