Lutterworth's latest contribution to Britain's 'Great Summer of Cycling Success' took place yesterday. Around 230 entrants enjoyed travelling a 'rollercoaster' course around South Leicestershire.
There were three routes to choose from, 11, 23 & 39 miles - we chose to do the 23-mile route which, with 4 miles either way added to cycle to and from home, became a 31-mile challenge for us. Might not sound that far to dedicated cyclists, but it was the furthest I'd ever cycled!
We had a great day and the event was really well organised. Our cyclist friend from London came up to join us and the weather was kind - perfect for cycling in fact!
Our route took us through Swinford and on to the picturesque Stanford-on-Avon, past the battlefield of Naseby and back to the beautiful setting of Misterton Hall, where a welcome hog roast from Neil Green Catering awaited us!
I was feeling very proud of myself for completing the 31 miles - until I found out that two guys had actually completed the 39-mile route on unicycles!!
The event was organised by Lutterworth Rotary Club. President, John Turner told us 'For a first attempt at organising this sort of event we were very pleased with how it all went. The cyclists liked the routes that we had set and particularly enjoyed returning to the hog-roast provided by Neil Green, our main sponsor, in the magnificent setting of Misterton Hall that had kindly been made available by Mrs Heather Craven. We hope to have raised about £2000, most of which will go to support the charity Epilepsy Action. Many thanks to all who took part & also, particularly, to those who gave their time marshalling the event & ensuring that it all ran smoothly.'
Well done John and the Lutterworth Rotarians!
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