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Rides 2004 - 5
MacRide - October 2005

A 25 or 50 mile ride from Stratford-upon-Avon, using quiet lanes through beautiful countryside

The event raised over £11,000 through sponsorship, entry fees and donations for Macmillan Cancer Relief in Warwickshire

180+ riders enjoyed the MacRide in 2005

Click here for the Macride website

I organised this event so didn’t ride on the day - but I did ride the course several times in the planning stages!

Picture : At the start with two of the more glamorous riders

The End-to-End : John O’Groats to Land’s End - June 2005

The pinnacle of cycling in the UK - 935 miles from the North-East of Scotland to far South-West of England, ridden over the course of 2 weeks or so with Joe, and Steve joined us for a couple of days in Cumbria.

The full story can be found at Rob & Joe’s JOGLE

Picture : Mission accomplished, at the Land’s End signpost

The Stroke Association London Bridges Ride - May 2005

A re-run with the usual team and the addition of Steve.

Biking the Bridge, San Francisco - April 2005

Riding from San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito (for a coffee stop) and then to Tiburon before taking the ferry (with bike) back to San Francisco.

Picture : Well, it’s the Golden Gate Bridge - sadly my pictures (on film) were destroyed as the camera had to go through no less than 9 airport x-ray machines for the flights during the trip)



Ru88ell’s Legendary Tunnels Ride - November 2004

 45 miles around Birmingham and the Black Country’s canal network - with a spooky ride on a narrow towpath through a tunnel in pitch dark, it’s only 2768 metres long (that’s about 1.7 miles!)

Organised by Ru88ell (yes, with a double eight) - and re-run twice since in April and September 2005

Picture : Entrance to the Netherton Tunnel

Added March 2009 :  CLICK HERE for a map (1:50,000 OS - c2.5mb pdf, opens in a new window]

The Dunwich Dynamo - July 2004

The annual mad-cap “Dun Run” ride of 200km from Hackney in East London to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast - but with a difference : it starts at 9pm on a Saturday night and finishes on Sunday morning (with some of the hardier types swimming in the sea) - out through suburbia into the Essex lanes and through Suffolk as day breaks.  Ridden with Steve, and about 400 others.

The longest distance I had ever done in one ride, but great fun

Picture : Dunwich, beach cafe at the finish.  The bike is there somewhere!

The Stroke Association London Bridges Ride - May 2004

A re-run with the usual team

Pennine Cycle Way - May 2004

The Pennine Cycleway is England's longest 'challenge' cycle route and runs from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed, through remote and beautiful scenery in the National Parks of the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales & Northumberland. It follows quiet country lanes for 80% of its length, with traffic free paths, forest tracks and disused railway lines making up the remainder of the route

A ride of 355 miles - with Steve and Peter, pretty tough with some severe hills in the Peak District and spectacular moorland scenery in Northumberland.

Picture: One of the few downhill stretches!


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