Penwith Velo is a cycling club that was formed by Duncan Smith, a teacher at St. Ives School. Although originally part of the school’s extra curricular activity, Duncan saw a greater need to get other local young people involved and it has now become area wide for any young person interested in joining.
The West Cornwall Youth Trust supported Penwith Velo as it opened up to the wider community, and their support has allowed the club to go on several trips, including one to Normandy to follow the D-day beaches route, providing not only great exercise for the students but also an educational trip as well.
“As a result of the West Cornwall Youth Trust funding at the initial stages, Penwith Velo has really taken off,” said Duncan. “Our success is hinged on their support and I can’t thank them enough.”