We're passionate about riding
FLOW XC (Cross Country) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the Ontario cycling association based in Brantford, Ontario. Our mission is to enjoy riding and racing to the fullest while fostering camaraderie and achieving competitive excellence for the Organization, team, and individuals. We will strive to be good stewards of the sport of cycling, the team's sponsors, and the planet as a whole with the program's future growth.
Why Join our Bike Club
- Improve biking skills
- Empower Youth
- Get people on bikes and in nature
- Be part of a great team
In Memory of Charlotte Creswicke
BE BRAVE, BE HONEST, BE KIND
November 22nd, 1999 - April 2nd 2019
Words posted by Charlotte Creswicke on January 30th 2019
Let's talk about mental illness. Let's talk about how debilitating it can be. Let's talk about fear
and worry. Let's talk about sadness and hopelessness. Let's talk about sleepless nights and
restless days. Let's talk about tears and pain. Let's talk.
For a long time, I have struggled with anxiety and depression. Last year was definitely a pretty
low one for me. I felt trapped in my mind, not feeling like anyone would be able to help me. I
kept quiet and it almost cost me my life. I can proudly say that I've been improving. I've been
working on opening up and letting people in, which is hard and terrifying, but necessary. Don't
get me wrong, I still struggle a lot. Anxiety and depression will be things that I will always carry
with me and I feel the effects of every day. But I am not alone, and I can get through anything.
Being brave, being honest, and being kind are so important to me. It takes bravery to be
vulnerable to others when asking for help. And I've learned that sometimes I need to be my own
superhero to be brave enough to fight my battles. I've also learned that some battles don't need
to be fought alone, and I have to be honest enough to both myself and others to say when I
need help. Most importantly, it is necessary to be kind. Be kind to yourself and to everyone
around you. You never know who may be struggling, or what others might be dealing with. A
little kindness goes a long way.
I am so thankful and so lucky to have some absolutely amazing friends and people in my life
who demonstrate constant kindness. Mental illness told me that no one cared, but these people
told me differently. I hope that everyone can have a support system to rely on because, without
mine, I don't know where I'd be.
Let's talk about progress. Let's talk about healing. Let's talk about strength and resilience. Let's
talk about bright futures and sunny days. Let's talk.