In view of the responses received and high level of protest against Loxwood Youth Football Club members voluntarily assisting with the forthcoming Velo South cycling event we have decided to withdraw LYFC completely from any participation with the event.
LYFC is a community club and the community is heart of everything we do.
As the majority of you will be aware there is a cycling event called the Velo South which is a 100 mile charity event which happens to pass through Loxwood next Sunday.
Loxwood Sports Club on Plaistow Rd is actually an official “pit-stop” for the Velo South and the event has offered to donate £200 to LYFC if we can have 15 volunteers at the club next Sunday to look after the pit-stop and help the riders e.g. give out water, crisps and energy bars etc. Details of this are below:
Velo South, 23rd Sept 2018
100 mile closed road cycling race.
Pit-stop: Loxwood Sports Club, Plaistow Rd, RH14 0SX.
Volunteer Timings: 08.30am to 2.30pm
Volunteers will wear official t-shirts given on the day or LYFC kit or own clothes. Hot and cold drinks available all day with breakfast and lunch supplied too.
Tasks: smiles, enthusiasm, help with distribution of water, crisps, energy bars, directions to bike racks, toilets etc.
Access: by bike or park in the lay-by at Flitchfold Farm by the duck pond on the B2133, 100 yards away.
(The road closure will affect Station Road in Loxwood then left at the village shop, past the Onslow Arms, up Vicarage Hill up to the right hand turning on to Plaistow Rd then down through Ifold.)
Timings: road closures from 8.00am to 3.15pm, although may be able to keep vehicle access open to 8.30am for volunteers.
The first cyclists expected at c9.15 at Loxwood with the last cyclist expected to have passed the Loxwood pit-stop by 2.30pm.
Please could you let me know by return if you are able to volunteer to help at this event.
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We have a vibrant and active community at LYFC with around 130 boys and girls playing football each weekend. We welcome new participants of all standards and abilities; the major requirement is to get involved and have fun! Please contact us for more information - we look forward to seeing you at a try out session in the near future!
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