Velos rides for Sunday 21st October 2018

Doing it for Dan – 24 hour ride next weekend.

Firstly, a massive thanks to all of you who have signed up to the Doing it for Dan 24 hour relay. We are so grateful for the support shown by you lovely people.

However, we still have 7 hour-long slots that need a prime rider to carry the baton. If you were on the fence about joining us now is the time to step up and do your bit for a great cause. More details including how to sign up can be found on our original post. If you have any queries or need to borrow a light and battery pack, please ask.

John will be in touch with all the riders this week to firm up the details.

Sunday Rides

Three on offer this week including a very interesting 9am ride by Dave Howe to visit the Frederick Bidlake Memorial.

Frederick Thomas Bidlake was an English racing cyclist of the late 19th century who became one of the most notable administrators of British road bicycle racing during the early 20th century. The annual Bidlake Memorial Prize, was instituted in his memory. Bidlake favoured the tricycle, winning championships and setting national records, often beating bicycle riders. As a member of the North Road Cycling Club, he helped organise a rebel individual time trial, in October 1895, at a time when the National Cyclists’ Union had banned racing on roads.

The weather looks fab so we would like to encourage all riders to join this 9am ride. We will split in to two groups, one at a normal pace and one at the usual 9am quick pace.

9am start, Visit to the Frederick Bidlake memorial

10am start, 42 lumpy miles

10am start, 21 miles

As always, please bring a copy of your chosen route with you.