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France - Channel to Med - September 2008

 From Calais to Montpellier, via the Champagne, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Rhone, Provence and Languedoc-Rousillon wine regions.  See Boys' Outings tab for more.

Picture : Vines near Epernay in Champagne - but all the vines were pretty similar.


MacRide 2008

 The 4th MacRide event for Macmillan Cancer Support - poor weather reduced the numbers slightly but we still raised lots of money for a great cause.

Picture : Son-in-law Tom ready for the off (and complying with his additional marriage vow ... to ride in all MacRides !!! )

On Sunday 7 September 2008 at Stratford-upon-Avon, CLICK HERE for the MacRide website (opens in a new window)

London Sightseer Audax - July 2008

 A ride, as the name suggests, around the sights of London organised by AudaxUK. 
Starting near Hampton Court and taking in Twickenham, Kew, Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park Corner, Buckingham Palace (we even saw the Changing of the Guard), The Mall, Trafalgar Square, Fleet Street, St Paul's, The City, Wapping, Canary Wharf, Greenwich (via the foot tunnel), The Dome, Greenwich (again), Bermondsey, South Bank, Houses of Parliament, Chelsea, Battersea Park, Putney, Richmond Park, Teddington, Bushey Park and back to the start* - about 100km or 63 miles.  An excellent day - and even on a Wednesday a route remarkably free of traffic. Picture, l-r, Steve, Rod, Jon, Rob, Luke - on the river path with Canary Wharf in the background

* Everywhere except Mornington Crescent (for R4 ISIHAC afficianados)!

Hilton Head, South Carolina - May 2008

 The wide beaches of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina - riding Schwinn "Comfort Cruiser" bikes - very fat tyres, cowhorn handlebars and just a back-pedal brake.   The whole area is very cycle-friendly - one hire shop had over 1,500 bikes available!
Picture: Mrs Rob in the middle-distance - picture taken at 1015, beach all but deserted

Charleston, North Carolina - May 2008

 Riding from Charleston across a very long, and high, bridge to Patriot Point and the floating museum with the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.
Picture : Wearing, of course, the MacRide jersey




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