You may be aware that we have in previous years organised a sponsored ride as part of the fundraising efforts for the LHMF. This did not take place in 2017, but we are delighted to announce that Tony Renfrey, from the Horsley choir, has agreed to organise the ride in 2018.
The ride took place on Sunday, 24 June 2018. The ride started at 8.30am from the Red Lion pub in Brockham.
The route is approximately 96km and takes in all the villages and towns of the Festival choirs. We will avoid the major hills and it can be considered undulating at worst (the lowest point on the ride is 28 metres above sea level and the maximum height is 149 metres).
A map of the route is shown below.The .gpx file can be obtained from Tony (details below) for those who have a suitable bike computer or who wish to take a closer look at the route on a home computer/laptop.
This ride was open to all choir members and friends. Participants could choose to ride the entire route or join us for just a part of the route. However, each participant must commit to raising a minimum of £50 in sponsorship.
You do not need to be budding Chris Froome’s to ride with us and can ride on any type of bike; the participants who rode on the 2015 and 2016 rides were of mixed ability and rode on all sort of bikes, including a tandem!
It is emphasised that this is not a race; the intention of the ride is to raise money for LHMF not to see who is the fastest or fittest rider! We will ride together at the speed of the slowest rider.
Each participant who completed the entire ride received a LHMF t-shirt as a souvenir of the ride.
They also received a free pack of 24 ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) tablets provided by Clinova, a UK-based consumer healthcare company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing healthcare products and medical devices. ORS tablets are added to water and are used by competitive and regular cyclists to keep hydrated during long rides and for helping with dehydration following rides. They are also useful for tummy trouble or even a hangover!
We thank John Molter, Chairman of Clinova, for his kind sponsorship, and ask that participants and other interested parties consider supporting Clinova by checking out their website or Amazon for future purchases of ORS tablets.
If you are intereste in the ride or just wish to discuss the ride in more detail please contact Tony on email@example.com or 07768 970325.