Rotary members get on their bikes

Rotary members get on their bikes

Two members of The Rotary Club of Crowborough are getting on their bikes to take part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride – to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, as well as some local Crowborough charities.

Vice president of The Rotary Club of Crowborough, Stephen Tester and his Rotary colleague, Tim Baldry, are taking part in the ride. Stephen is part-owner of the Crowborough-based independent funeral director, Tester & Jones, while Tim, also based in Crowborough, is a fencing and groundworks specialist.

Rotary is all about fellowship in service to one’s community. It was founded nearly 100 years ago as an organisation of professional and business people intent on helping people less fortunate than they.

“We are always looking for different ways to raise money and we were attracted by the London to Brighton Bike Ride,” says Stephen. “It’s my first time doing anything like this – but Tim has already completed a number of marathons and has taken part in the London to Brighton a number of times before.”

By signing-up for the London to Brighton, Stephen also wanted to show that Rotary is a thriving and active group of people.

“We’re getting more and more younger members onboard, which is great and a number of ladies signing-up too, so it’s a really diverse mix of people now,” he explains.

Tim has only been a member for a few months – but is delighted that he joined.

“My father-in-law was an active member of Rotary and always enjoyed it – so I decided to give it a go,” Tim says. “It’s a really friendly bunch of people from many different walks of life.”

You can support The Rotary Club of Crowborough’s London to Brighton Bike Ride by visiting: www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Tim