We set up the trust in Lewis memory as a lasting tribute to a really special person.
He was special to many people in many different ways...He always lived life to the full and was always there for his many friends. A grant will be given in association with British Cycling to a deserving junior rider to help them with their costs in aiming to fulfill their dream. This will be given on an annual basis. They must show they have the determination, attitude and hunger to be able to fulfill their dream. The Trust will sponsor them for a season to enable them to focus on racing nationally.
A donation will be given to the North West Air Ambulance who solely rely on donations to operate.To work with schools, police and other organizations to emphasize the importance of bike safety on the road with the LOOK FOR LEWIS CAMPAIGN.
The money raised through our many events which will be advertised on our Upcoming Events Page.
Applications are now being received from all U23 category riders who would like to be considered for sponsorship for next year. Please download the application form and essential info document and please return all completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. or by post to 7, Cinnamon Hill Drive South, Walton le Dale, Preston, P5 4QL, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us
The Lewis Balyckyi memorial ride took place on Sunday, with three rides around the Trough of Bowland. The 18-year-old from Walton-le-Dale was killed in a collision with a van in 2011. Former Lostock Hall High School pupil Lewis was about to move to France to embark on a professional cycling career and had been tipped for the 2012 Olympics. His parents, Kevin and Jacqui Balyckyi set up the Lewis Balyckyi Trust Fund to raise money to help junior cyclists achieve their dream. The memorial ride was to raise funds to help the charity continue its work. Dad Kevin said: “It was brilliant, we had 235 people turn up. We had brilliant weather, we couldn’t have asked for better weather. “The people we have spoken to have all said they enjoyed it. “Some people got sponsored and there as an entry fee and a tombola, North West Air Ambulance had a stall there. “We have raised about £5,000 which is brilliant.” There was family ride, a men and boys ride and the man up ride. To find out more about the charity’s work, visit: www.lbtf.org