Velos Rides for Sunday 4th May 2014


Three rides to chose from this Sunday –

9am start, 49 mile Bembridge route

10am start 20 mile route

10am start, 29 mile route

As usual, we depart from the Rose and Crown and bringing a copy of the route is always a good idea.

A Message from Martin

Hot on the heels of Jose who is currently mid way through an amazing multi-day charity bike ride, we have a message below from Martin Sisley about his plans. Please support him if you can in his epic challenge as the charity is one that has had a direct impact on our club.

As many of you will know – I’m cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats in June this year, with a couple of work colleagues.

This is an unsupported and self-funded trip, totalling approx. 1020 miles over 13 days. Along the way, we will also visit the southern-most tip of the mainland UK (Lizard Point) and the northern-most tip (Dunnet Head).

For such a trip, it seems a shame not to raise money for a worthy cause, and given that the Air Ambulance has helped out the Velos in the past, I’ve decided that is where the money should go. Each Air Ambulance is operated by an indepdnant charity and depends on donations to keep flying.

Each mission flown costs in the region of £2500, with an average of 3 missions per day. No funding is received from Central Government or the National Lottery. This means that every single penny needed is raised by the community and businesses of Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

I don’t like asking for money – but please – give whatever you can. My aim is to break through the £2000 barrier and I’m sure with your help we can do that.

More info on the Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust –

Thank you in advance.

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