We need your help!! The whole aim of the club it to get people mountain biking. In general we do this with the Field of Dreams mantra ‘If you build it, they will come’ . However sometimes you need a bit of affirmative action…So this year one of our big projects is getting the three core target groups out riding-that is teens, females and those from a socioeconomic/cultural background that would normally not have the opportunity to ride. So along with Manurewa High School, Torpedo 7 and the Tu Manawa Active Aotearoa Trust we are getting 20 wicked Trek Marlin 5 bikes, plus all the associated helmets, locks, spares, tools etc. and getting 20 young woman from the school into riding. The Torpedo 7 mechanics will be teaching them how to look after their bikes and, with the help of some great PCBC volunteer female coach’s, we will show them how to ride some sick lines! At the end of the 3 month course the girls get to keep the bikes!! How cool is that!!!
The Tu Manawa trust has donated $12,000 but the cost of the project is $15,000 so we are $3000 short. If you in a position whereby you can afford a 2021 charity donation and are looking for something a bit different then consider this! For $600 a teen gets a bike, $50 a helmet, $20 a lock and $15 a multitool. Donations to charity are tax deductible – we will send you a receipt.
So…if this sounds like you and you want to change a life then our bank account is 38-9010-0141975-00 Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club, put the reference as Tu Manawa, and flick us an email so we can send you a receipt firstname.lastname@example.org.