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Weʼre raising £500 to Help buy new bikes and equipment for the Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club

Colwyn Bay, UK

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After 40 years of living with Chronic Juvenile Arthritis and the last 27 years of thoroughly enjoying being chief supporter for my husband and son's sporting events, I've finally found a sport that can facilitate my CAN DO approach to life and making the best of a bad lot with a rheumatoid disease.

So now it's my turn! I will be attempting to cycle 3km as part of my family triathlon team, at the Superhero Triathlon in Windsor on 18th August 2018. Hoping for a good head start with Paul taking on the swim and then a sprint finish from Tom in the run. There is no speed involved in my cycling, I will be happy just to make the distance!

This event would not have been possible for me without the support and commitment from Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club. They assist with my training at Eirias Park RaceTrack every Sunday and are lending me the 4 wheel fixed gear bike for the event. They have a fantastic range of bikes, trikes and hand bikes, there is undoubtedly a bike option out there for everyone. The biggest hurdle is finding the courage to turn up for your first trial session. I'm so glad I did!

I would like to try and split my fundraising efforts between the Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club and National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS).

Donating from this page, the funds will go to Conwy Freewheelers. If you prefer to support NRAS, please visit this link.

Those that know me well, will know that this is a massive challenge for me, even though a short distance to ride.

Living with a rheumatoid disease is a painful battle all day long ( and often through the night) just to function through the basics of walking, dressing, eating etc. But, approached with a smile and the support of family, friends, colleagues and a fantastic team of medics, life is good!

ps: Although I say life is all about what you CAN DO, I have discovered something on this venture that I definitely can't do...wear lycra!!

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  • Emma McCloskey1 month ago
    Emma McCloskey

    Emma McCloskey

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much to everyone who has already donated and offered so many kind words of encouragement. Can't believe I only have 3 weeks of training left!! More's to the point I only have 3 weeks to reach my fundraising target. Please support me, NRAS and Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club by visiting my just giving page and donating. I had a go on a trike last weekend, it was great to try riding something different, I think I might be ready to ditch the stability of the 4th wheel!!

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  • Emma McCloskey2 months ago
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    Emma McCloskey

    2 months ago

    Fantastic! What an amazing start to my fundraising for Conwy Freewheelers. A massive thank you to the wonderful friends who have already kick started my fundraising. Can't thank you enough. It's a wonderful feeling being involved with cycling and sport, when until now opportunities for me have been so limited. Our club was running events this weekend alongside the final of the British Women's Cycling Tour on Colwyn Bay Promenade. Fabulous to see people covering a complete spectrum of disabilities enjoying the adapted bikes.

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  • Jane Pearson

    Jane Pearson

    Aug 18, 2018

    Wishing you all the very best with your challenge Emma, GO GIRL x x x. And enjoy yourselves all of you.

  • Davina McGhee

    Davina McGhee

    Aug 13, 2018

    Good luck Emma. You have pretty good team mates there in Paul and Tom! - hope you all have a fantastic day. Always amazes me how much you do - you really are inspirational. Have a great time xx


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  • Lowri Edwards

    Lowri Edwards

    Aug 5, 2018

    Happy Belated Birthday!Very best of luck with the race-we're rooting for all three of you! Such a wonderful cause!Lots of love from the Edwards' xxx


  • The McDuffs

    The McDuffs

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck the McCloskeys.Best wishes,The McDuffs


  • gillie sheil

    gillie sheil

    Aug 3, 2018

    Good luck Emma and crew with love from Gillie and family xx


  • Gill & Nigel

    Gill & Nigel

    Jul 29, 2018

    Go girl!


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Emma McCloskey

Emma McCloskey

Colwyn Bay, UK

Emma's Superhero Tri - Para Triathlon Fundraising for Conwy Freewheelers Adapted Cycling Club. My fabulous family make up the team. My husband, Paul will take on the swim in Dorney Lake, whilst my son, Tom has volunteered to complete the run.

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