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Forres cyclists celebrate clubhouse upgrade

By Staff Reporter

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A MORAY cycling club's training rooms have been upgraded thanks to a £1500 cash boost.

New industrial grade flooring has been fitted at the Cumming Street home of Forres Cycling Club thanks to an award from the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation.

The building is used by the club's 50-plus members for winter training as well as for meetings and as race headquarters.

Members of Forres Cycling Club at their first training session of the season.
Members of Forres Cycling Club at their first training session of the season.

Not only has the new flooring refreshed the main interior of the 1970s building, but it has significantly increasing the insulation of the premises.

In addition, vinyl flooring has been fitted in the toilets, kitchen and corridor.

Match funding has come from the club, members of which have already successfully raised funds to upgrade the toilets, kitchen area and shower facilities.

Secretary Alan White said: "The old cracked linoleum has now been replaced by a safer flooring of industrial carpet tiles throughout the main room and the hall and the toilets have been fitted with smart new vinyl.

"The turbo mats have been purchased and the room has been laid out ready for turbo training sessions over the winter months.

"A few of the senior members, myself included, have already “road tested” the improved facilities and we are very happy with the results.

"All the members are very pleased and, should anyone now fall as a result of training, the carpet tiles will go a long way towards preventing injury."

The club has been on the go for more than 80 years, having been founded in 1938. Over the years, its members have won both regional, national and international titles.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the club can email alan.white.245@btinternet.com or visit the Forres Cycling Club's Facebook page.

To learn more about the Gordon and Ena Baxter Foundation, including funding guidelines, visit www.gebfoundation.com for further information.

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