On 26th November the Barnesbury Cycling Club were awarded their Sport England Club Mark award by British Cycling North East Development Officer Dan Small at their annual awards dinner. The certificates were warmly received by club coach Steve McIntosh and President Ben Walton. Steve said "the award illustrates the club's commitment to develop pathways into cycling for young riders in South East Northumberland, giving parent’s confidence from the guaranteed standards of excellence in our activities."
Steven Pearson from Northumberland Sport said “The accreditation is a great achievement, as they are only the second club in the county to achieve the award from British Cycling. The volunteers at Barnesbury have been able to continue the development of the club and access wider support from British Cycling and the Northumberland Sport to achieve the status of being a Club Mark club. It is also a big achievement for the County as a whole with Barnesbury becoming the 100th club to achieve accreditation in the cross sport national programme.”
The club is looking forward to 2012 and developing coaching and sporting opportunities in cycling throughout the year to leave the Barnesbury's very own Olympic legacy in the Bedlington area.