Regular members of Cottingham Road Club will know Alan and his build up to the Ride London 100 sportive, he’s been in training for a while and at the same time raising funds for to go towards the Alzheimers Research UK charity.
Last night (Wed 15th July) saw another amazing turn out of 39 riders starting from the Humber Bridge car park, the weather may have helped…
Included in those numbers were 8 women and 6 new starters.
A big hearty welcome to our new riders.
As is now the norm we split into a couple of groups, with Group A setting off first at a slower pace.
We do a standard route on the south bank that is flexible enough to allow riders to choose a hill to improve their fitness and hill climbing technique – and it works!
Group B set of a little later and either add in a an extra hill or chase hard – again it helps improve fitness, people are always supported and never forced into doing anything they don’t feel comfortable doing.
Group B decided to tackle Gravel pit road en masses before turning right along the A1077 to Sth Ferriby were they picked up the normal ride.
Group A did the usual route through Barton to Horkstow and the hills.
We all came together at the top of the ridge before riding back to Barton and the Humber Bridge in one large peleton of riders.
New riders thoroughly enjoyed them selves and with the encouragement of the group everyone got round without incident.
The ride ended with smiles all round.
A huge thank you to our dynamic duo on their tandem who came to the aid of a fellow cyclists stranded on the Humber Bridge with a snapped chain – I salute you!
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Alan has produced another thrilling and funny blog post covering the recent CTC 90 year event.
You can read all about it over on his website.
Alan is building up his fitness so he can ride the 2015 Prudential Ride London 100 mile cycling sportive in August. This is a massive challenge for him and is doing it on behalf of his Dad who is a dementia sufferer and to raise funds for Alzheimers Research UK.
Every year the Club has a charity ride to earn money for a cause[s] that the members choose.
In the past we’ve helped various Children’s charities so this year we’ve picked the other end of the spectrum and decided on charities that aid older people.
We wish that we could help all charities but alas – there’s not enough time in the day so.
The event is to raise funds for both Beech Holme Tandem Club to help blind and visually impaired along with Alzheimers Research UK.
One of our regular riders father is suffering from dementia, Alan is riding the 2015 Prudential Ride London 100 mile cycling sportive in August to raise funds for Alzheimers Research UK, what better way to get ready for 100 miles than riding 130!
Between the 17 riders that took part they covered nearly 2250 miles while their pedals spun around over 1/2 million revolutions, no wonder there were a few tired legs in the morning!
I didn’t want to calculate the calories consumed as I reckon it easily over took the calories used (around the 80,000 mark!)..