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  • Celebrating the life of a community legend

    Life is full of challenges, and as the saying goes resilience is not about avoiding the storm clouds, but learning how to dance in the rain.

    It’s with this in mind, as we continue to move forward through life, that we remember those who have taught us these important life lessons. While celebrating our 15th birthday, we also paid remembrance and celebrated the life of a dear and well-respected friend.

    Neal Crowley, a great supporter of our work and a key member of the Bikeworks Advisory Group passed away last month. Known as a great encourager of others and always a pleasure to be around, Neal dedicated his life to addressing inequality by being a positive role model, collaborator, and promoter of everyone he met.

    As a community volunteer, speaking from his own life experience, Neal spoke from the heart about inclusion, access, sport, and more.

    Having achieved so much, and being so generous with his time and skills, Neal’s charitable work included raising money over the years for good causes, and as a West Ham supporter, he was proud to be a Volunteer Coach at the West Ham United Foundation.

    “Neal was an inspiration to us all and he will forever be with us in spirit.” Vice-Chairman Karren Brady

    Neal will be missed by many, a man who has left a personal legacy and a great impression on others.