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26 Goodgymers helped their local community in York
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Monday 20th February 2023

Report written by Nicky Woodall (she/her)

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๐Ÿ™Œ 25 gregarious GoodGymmers met for our group run this evening, amid discussion that the weather might finally be getting warmer ๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿ‘‹ We were thrilled to welcome Penny for her first group run and also to welcome Christine back ๐Ÿ˜

๐Ÿฅž After discussing our preferred pancake toppings (much classic lemon and sugar, some citrussy variation with orange and also much love for chocolate and banana or bacon and maple syrup), Mitch led the run to Get Cycling ๐Ÿ‹๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฅ“

๐ŸŽจ We were heading back to complete the painting that weโ€™ve started previously, finishing off in the shop, doing a second coat in the kitchen and a first coat in the loo! With three (rather than 50) shades of grey, the first hurdle was working out which went where โ˜‘๏ธ

๐Ÿ“‹ Martin B arrived first so was given all the info and tasked with taking a lead role. We split into groups and set to work. All went smoothly, the greatest controversy being around the door colour (the middle of the three greys was chosen). Some people finished swiftly and either joined one of the other teams (if they had a suitable brush) or had a chat/helped choreograph the group photo ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ธ Leanne helpfully decided that the photo should be taken from the top of the steps rather than the bottom (ie up peopleโ€™s noses!) so once all the brushes were washed, we gathered for that.

๐Ÿ’ช We decided to do fitness in the car park outside so that as many people as possible could join us. We combined Cones of Joy with On the Minute and also included the dance cone, as requested by Lyndsey ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ

๐Ÿ‘ Much fun was had and it was soon time to head back to base for stretching and home/pub ๐Ÿก๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ‘ Thank you everyone, and hopefully see you next week. Donโ€™t forget to check what weโ€™ve got coming up ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Get Cycling CIC
Social enterprise providing inclusive cycles to people with disabilities and support needs

Get Cycling CIC is a not-for-profit community interest company. Our social enterprise is based in York and we specialise in the sale, hire, service, and repair of inclusive cycles to people across the UK. We offer all kinds of bikes, trikes, and quadricycles, plus adaptions and accessories for anyone wanting to get into cycling: for people with disabilities or support needs, for families and friends, individuals, groups, students, and workplaces. We constantly look for ways of making cycles affordable, by keeping costs low, offering refurbished models as well as new, recycling materials, providing information on funding sources, and seeking income opportunities for free loans and low-cost hire programmes. A CIC exists for the benefit of the community and our mission at Get Cycling CIC is to ensure that anyone who wants to cycle, has the opportunity to do so.

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Penny Spikins
Martin Calvert
Lyndsey Hay
Tamar Goudie (Tay)
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Paul Kelly
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Nicky Woodall
Aidan Kettle
Carl Wain
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