This Saturday 18th March 2017 Watchtree Nature Reserve are hosting a ‘Meet & Greet’ with double Olympic champion track cyclist Philip Hindes MBE from 11 am till 2pm with proceeds going to the NSPCC.
There will be an opprtunity for everyone to join Philip on a social ride around the site and chat to him about his Olympic experiences and training methods. There will be a tombola and raffle with lots of prizes up for grabs, including a signed Team GB cycling jersey (signed by Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny OBE and Philip himself)
Friends and family of Philip are regular members here at Watchtree, and Philip has said he is “looking forward to cycling around the nature reserve with the local cycling community in aid of the NSPCC.”
Watchtree Nature Reserve was recently featured on Countryfile showcasing the large starling murmurations the site attracts in the winter months, along with our all-ability cycle fleet people use to explore in traffic-free safety. Watchtree has seen a large increase in visitor numbers in the last year, and with 2017 set to be even busier we are looking at ways to improve facilities by upgrading our multi use trails to make the whole site accessible for all. Watchtree already has over 2 miles of cycleway, 1 mile of which has been specially resurfaced to cater for our adapted cycle fleet.
“We look forward to welcoming Philip to Watchtree, and hope he enjoys the unique community atmosphere and cycling facilities we have developed here. Looks set to be a great day, especially for aspiring young cyclists here in Cumbria as we have our Saturday ‘Little Wheelers’ tuition session from 10am too!” – Access & Recreation Assistant – Dan Richards
Watchtree Nature Reserve is a small independent charity that prides itself on inclusivity, fun and conservation, making it a haven for a wide range of wildlife and people alike.
Admission free: Donations welcome!