Field and Lawn is a proud supporter of various initiatives, clubs and organisations that achieve some great things in their local communities.
Edinburgh Road Club (ERC) is one of these fantastic organisations – a cycling club on the road since 1925. As one of the largest cycling clubs in the UK, we’re proud to support them as members take on triathlons, mountain biking, cyclocross and every other type of competitive and non-competitive cycling imaginable.
Like so many, the Covid-19 pandemic hit ERC pretty hard, but their members have still made some incredible achievements over the past year. Eilidh Shaw and Kirsty Johnson were selected for the GB Apprentice Programme, and Kyle Thomas took 3rd place in the Scottish National Senior 20km Scratch Race. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. ERC’s Roll of Honour comprises a long list of achievements that members from all walks of life have painstakingly earned.
ERC is not only about external recognition and prizes. The club also celebrates its members whenever it can. We were thrilled to see them recognising some of their outstanding female cyclists recently for International Women’s Day across their social media channels.
Cameron Stewart, Chief Executive of Field and Lawn and a keen cyclist himself, is passionate about the support Field and Lawn provides to ERC:
“We support the club because many of the Field and Lawn team are keen cyclists and sportspeople; we love to stay active and enjoy watching and taking part in the sport. We decided that we would like to support grassroots cycling to help younger children get involved. Our contribution to Edinburgh Road Club has been running for over 15 years and has helped many club members achieve great heights in the sport.”
As we continue to do our small part in helping ERC flourish, we can’t wait to see what its members will do next and which faces we may end up seeing in the Olympic arena one day.