MEET US AT THE CYCLE HUB on Saturday 22nd for a catch up with a twist.
I will be leading a speedy interval session, or run a 3k or 5k easy run (all led by me on my bike!) at 9:45am open to all from the Cycle Hub car park but that's not all!
Come and run at your own pace.
There are always shorter turn back options for those preferring to do less.
If you'd rather cycle or walk, please do so and meet back at the Cycle Hub for coffee at 10:30am just share in the WhatsApp Group what your plans are and find a buddy to join you!
Belta is basically a word up here in the North East (Geordie) and means amazing or brilliant and we definitely had a brilliant morning! It turned out to be one of my favourite GoodGym Community Missions that I've ever done.
We successfully completed a litter pick in Byker this morning. Our meeting point was at Morrison's in Byker, Liz arrived first followed by Hazel. We were then joined by David who is part of Keep Jesmond Clean and is a keen litter picker.
We were sorting out our equipment when we were met enthusiastically by Annette and her friend. Annette is a keen Cyclist and had got in touch to see whether we could help at all with picking up litter.
We set off across the car park towards the cycle path picking up so much litter (cans, bottles, fast food packaging, cardboard, facemasks)
About 20 minutes in, we excitedly bumped into a group of people also litter picking, which was great for future litter picks, and also very useful as they directed us as to where they hadn't been to yet.
Throughout the morning, we had many people stop to talk, thank us and also ask about GoodGym.
The find of the day goes to Hazel who somehow picked out a five pound note from a hedge! I've decided that we can put this towards buying another litter picker which will benefit everyone at GoodGym Newcastle.
In total we filled 15 bags of rubbish in an hour! (We could have actually continued all day, there was so much)
(Extra kudos and a well done to Hazel who completed her first GoodGym deed yesterday and then returned today for her 2nd good deed! Amazing!)
Come to lend a hand at Recyke Y Bike, the fantastic charity that specialises in refurbishing donated bikes and selling them at affordable prices to fund their charitable objectives.
Read about the great things they do, here.
We will be cleaning, clearing out and painting in the workshop plus lots of fun odd jobs.
See you there!
Hazel completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Hazel was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
Hazel is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
"That was a proper full-body workout!" ~ Tanya
We certainly put the "gym" into GoodGym at our visit to Ouseburn Trust today where despite the wet and cold conditions, six of us wrapped up (except Tom) and showed up to get the weekend off to a good start.
Brilliantly organised as always, task leader Dave met us with some clear tasks and tools at the ready.
Path clearing was on the agenda today and hopefully you can see from the photos what an amazing job we did in under an hour. This is an area that quickly becomes overgrown and it was definitely a battle against weeds, won!
Go and give Hazel a big cheer for her first ever GoodGym experience on such a terrible day, and to Manevasoa for her first Community Mission.
Join in with (hopefully drier) litter picking tomorrow if you can.
Come along to walk, chat and tidy up the popular Byker cycle way.
Please bring gloves for this task, and if you have one, a litter picker too!
Meet at the front of Byker Morrison’s at 11am sharp ready to go.
Ouseburn Trust would like our help to pick litter and clear paths to help keep the area clean and inviting.
Please come dressed for the weather as appropriate. Tasks will be decided on the day.
Meet on the grass under the bridge between the Ship Inn and Ouseburn Farm.