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  • It’s the gear, say cycle-mad youngsters...

    Ollie Cowan

    TWO cycle-mad brothers from Formby were thrilled to receive sponsorship from a specialist bike cafe in Ainsdale.

    Cycling brothers Joe and Dan Cosgrove were delighted to receive funding from MeCycle Café & Bike Workshop, following their nomination by Southport Cycling Club.

    The boys, aged 11 and 9 respectively, started cycling just a few years ago and have already competed in rides as far afield as Holland and the Isle of Man.

    Colin Baldwin, President of Southport Cycling Club, said: “We chose them because they are getting better and better and although they’ve only been riding for a couple of years they have developed beyond measure.

    “They have won all sorts of competitions in the North West in their age groups. If they stick at this, they could go far.”

    Autism Ventures, who runs Mecycle café in Ainsdale, support young adults with autism in work placements and employment.

    They have sponsored young people in Southport Cycling Club for the last two years.

    Cyclists at the café can buy refurbished bikes, cycle accessories and enjoy homemade cake and barista coffee.

    Along with a goody bag and certificate, both boys received a £150 voucher to spend in store.


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