THE 19th annual Wembley Road Club Cycle Ride, this year in aid of the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, is on Sunday, June 24.
Organiser John Morris has conjured up another of his tough hilly 30-mile routes. They?ve been known to reduce seasoned riders to a crawl. This tour of the pubs roams over the picturesque Chiltern Hills, with a start and finish at the Black Horse pub in Fulmer.
Lunch is at 14 miles, in the Hit and Miss at Penn. Eight miles on and those needing a spell of luck to keep going can take afternoon tea at Merlin?s Cave, at The Green, Chalfont St Giles after 22 miles.
From there to the finish, it?s only(!) eight miles, for a barbeque at the Black Horse.
There are special awards. The Mary Smithson Cup is for the rider who raises the most money. Current holder is Richard ?Spider? Westwood.
The Wembley Road Club Shield is for the club, group or company, who raise the most money as a group. Current holders, the Pickwick Club, the oldest cycling club in the country.
The ride starts at 10am. For more details, write to the Organiser: Wembley Road Club, c/o J. Morris, ?Williams Orchard? The Phygtle, Chalfont St Peter, SL9 0JT. The Ian Rennie Hospice will cater for 800 patients this year.
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