The Open Wheel Introduce Cave Rescue Organisation – Good Cause of The West Riding Classic 2017

Cave Rescue Organisation Formed in 1935, The Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO) is the oldest cave rescue organisation in the world. It was originally formed by cavers specifically to rescue cavers but, since the 60s, has also been a mountain rescue service. Today the majority of the call-outs are for above ground incidents of which there were 99 in 2016, ranging from injured walkers, climbers, trapped livestock, road and mountain bike…

Team Members Fundraising Effort

Three of our members – Graham, Heather and Andy- are taking part in the Spine MRT Challenge event in January. 108 miles along the Pennines with over 18,500 feet of ascent, non-stop in winter conditions. And they have just 60 hours to complete it, too. All to raise some funds for the Cave Rescue Organisation –  so please support them if you can. You can donate on Heather’s Just giving…

Helicopter practice on Sunday

‘Thank you’ to the crew of G-MCGH, one of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Sikorsky S92 helicopters, based at Humberside Airport, for flying over to Ribblehead, on Sunday. All members of search and rescue teams must follow a basic training regime, before being allowed to work with the helicopters on a live incident. Anyone who has experienced anything like the howling gale required to lift the 7-tonne (unladen weight) aircraft…

Do You Use The Co-op? Raise money for CRO Now!

Our friends at the Co-operative Society stores in both Settle and Ingleton have chosen CRO as one of their 3 community causes, where 1% of everything you spend on Co-op branded products or services is donated to a local charity. If you use these stores, please take out Co-op membership (if you haven’t already!) and from the Co-operative Society membership website you will be able to specify CRO as your…