We’re Pleased To Announce The Details For “The Maggie’s 50” 2016 50 Mile Cycle Ride

50 mile cycle ride Saturday June 11th 2016 (5th year)

Meet at 12:30 for 1:00pm Start
From the George Pub, Barford St Michael

This is a circular route with a stop off at the half way point at Boycott Farm Shop near Stow School for refreshments. The ride will finish back at The George Pub. Martin the landlord has given permission for cyclists to park their vehicles in the in the pub car park.

BBQ To Start From 7pm At The George Public House
£20 Entrance Fee Including Bbq – £5 For Under 16’S

The proceeds will be donated to Maggie’s trust – www.maggieharveytrust.com – Set up to contribute to funding into brain tumour research.

There will be a meeting at the George Public House in Barford St Michael on Tuesday 31st May at 8:00pm – This is to discuss the details of the bike ride, and distribute maps, instructions etc as required. For those who did the ride last year the route will be exactly the same.

This is not a race. The riders who have previously taken part have varied widely in ability. Anyone who wants to cover the route in a fast speed can do so. The record time to complete the  ride is 2hrs 7 mins. (This was on a time trial bike). Conversely the route has been completed by two young teenagers in just over 5 hours and two very distinguished gentlemen in just over—– (times withheld!)

No one will be left behind the slower cyclists will be accompanied. There will be support  vehicles carrying first aid, top up water, and stirrup pumps to assist in case of punctures, and they will be able to collect anyone who struggles and feels they can’t continue.

If possible could you please bring your entrance money to the meeting on the 31st May. The BBQ will include a vegetarian option. We are hoping this will also be an enjoyable social occasion, and anyone who can’t make the bike ride is very welcome to join us for the evening and pay for food at the BBQ. We will welcome your support! The BBQ will be prepared by:

Tony Lowe – chef le grande and Tony Collier – sous chef (burger tossers!!!!)

Hope to see you!!!!

£6072 has been raised todate!!!!!!! 60% on the way towards reaching our Maggies 50 fund raising target of: £10,000 !!!!!!!

We plan to start practice rides weather permitting Wednesday evenings & Sunday Mornings mid to late March. These will leave from the Barford village hall.

Contacts: George Williams/ Tony Shrimpton/ Rachel Reeves

George:
m. 07801 956642
e.  gselog@gmail.com

Tony:
m. 07887 986862
e.  tonyshrimpton@hotmail.co.uk

Rachel:
m. 07914 843429
e. r.reevesserby@gmail.com

 

See our website:  www.Maggies50.org

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