Kirstie rides with the cross country riders on either ‘Marmaduke’, or her single speed, ‘The Grinch’. She has a background in events and catering, holding both alcohol and food licences. In 2018 Kirstie completed the three day South Downs Way Challenge with the club.
Late last year Kirstie was co-opted as Events organiser within the committee. She mainly helped organise the Ride the Downs project, actively assisted with Dr Bike and promoted events for the club. She also organised the two winter social events: the EosB (End of season BBQ) and the Christmas Party. Both were successful events with sufficient attendees and minimal expenditure. Kirstie also has a very creative side and has shown this with her many promotional posters and leaflets for the club.
Next year, as Events Organiser, Kirstie has a series of social and cycling events planned, such as: a Valentines Salsa Evening, Family Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Picnic, Summer BBQ, Halloween Party and Christmas Party. With plenty of ideas for rides too, such as ‘homing pigeon rides’ (trailer out and ride home), she is full of enthusiasm and can’t wait to continue! She’d love to see integration with members and suitable events for all, creating a warm and inclusive club.