As another year begins, thought it might be an idea to have a look back over 2015 and see what we managed to achieve.
Our membership total broke the 50 barrier with 25 new faces joining our ranks during the year. We hosted our longest club ride back in May covering 53 miles, first half centuries for quite a few of you that day. Had our worst ever puncture total for a single outing, ended up with eleven at the final count. Managed to cram in a total of 56 club outings including 3 ride-socials. Crowned a new cycling champion, didn’t quite manage all the 56 rides but Enid took part in a staggering 47 of them, way to go Enid. Other notable efforts were 38 in second place, along with Ray & Joyce chipping in with 33 and 32 respectively. Participants on the rides, both members and guests totalled 880 and we managed to cover an amazing 1700 miles, an average of almost 30 per ride.
Its going to be a tall order, but lets see if we can reach some even more impressive figures during 2016 (apart from the punctures that is), every confidence we will. First ride is only a few days away, so why not come along and get us off to a great start.
All the best everyone!
Really enjoyed the rides this year, scenic routes and great group of riders. Wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of the leaders, so keep up the good work.
Happy New Year to everyone and hope any new rides are as good as the ones so far.
Thanks to everyone for making me so very welcome, I’ve really enjoyed being part of the group and look forward to joining you all on many more great rides, special thanks to Paul, John and Len who were so very helpful on my recent cycle mishaps and the lovely Enid and Doreen for their most welcome refreshments back at Three Sisters ☺ x
Those figures do look impressive when put like that Paul.Well done Enid,maybe wins a free service at the community cycle place?Looking forward to some new rides this year and I’m sure there will be less mud, eh leaders!Thankyou to all who organise these rides (and the fodder back at 3 sisters).
That’s not a bad idea Anthony, knew you must be useful for something. Will try and get something sorted once the shoulder improves. May be a cost involved for any components needed but I will do the service personally.
Great article Paul, makes pretty impressive reading. I’m sure we will exceed these 2015 stats. In this coming year we will be revisiting many of our previous rides but also introducing a range of new and exciting ones.
None of the above would be possible without our fabulous ride leaders!!
Many thanks to you all. Without you we would be going nowhere.
Happy New Year!
Joyce and Ray