The Open Wheel is proud to support two fantastic groups doing important work in their local communities. Money raised through the West Riding Classic is donated to the groups.
Cave Rescue Organisation
Clapham Cave Rescue are the local cave and mountain rescue group and the oldest cave rescue organisation in the world. As well as providing first aid provision to the West Riding Classic they are an essential service in the life of The Dales providing support to walkers, cavers, famers and livestock throughout the year.
£5 from every ticket sold is donated directly to CRO.
Goma Cycling Club
Goma Cycling Club are a brilliant fledgling cycling group in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They provide cycling opportunities, training, bikes, leadership and guidance to young boys, girls, men and women in the city of Goma. The have enormous ambition and an even bigger heart. Since we started supporting GCC, they have won the DR Congo national championships twice (men) and this year won the inaugral DR Congo Championships for women, having the reigning national championships for at the moment. As well as making a financial donation to GCC we are also working with them on a film and art project called ‘Welcome to Goma’ with support from Bradford’s Theatre in the Mill. This project is working with GCC up until 2025 to tell the story of the club and each year we will introduce another chapter as a ‘work in progress’ screening at the West Riding Classic.
£5 from every ticket sold is donated directly to Goma CC
The IWGB was founded in 2012 by Latin American cleaners organising for better working conditions. Since then, we have grown to thousands of members across the country. From outsourced facilities staff to gig economy workers, IWGB members are key workers on the frontline of the fight against poverty pay and insecure work.
The IWGB organises couriers, cycling instructors, charity workers, yoga teachers, cleaners, security officers, video game workers, nannies, university workers, foster carers, private hire drivers and more.
Low-paid migrant workers started the union and we believe that migrant workers are a vital part of the labour movement. After Brexit, standing up for migrants’ rights is more important than ever.
£5 from every ticket sold is donated directly to the IWGB Solidarity Squad fund.