2 Mar 2007

Book early for the 2007 Rotary charity ride!

Late again, originally uploaded by mike1727.
The St Albans Advertiser is starting its publicity for the 2007 St Albans Charity Cycle ride:
"BIGGER and better than ever before - that's the pledge from the organisers of the 14th St Albans Charity Cycle Ride.Organised by the three Rotary Clubs of St Albans and sponsored by the Herts Advertiser, the ride is taking place this year on Sunday, May 13, and preparations are well under way.More than 1,700 riders took part in last year's ride, ranging in age from four to 76. The day was one of our most successful, resulting in more than £46,000 being donated to the various charities."
It's a great event for riders of all abilities on routes following quiet lanes through the countryside North ot St Albans. Routes range from an easy 10 miles to a more challenging 40 mile loop touching the South end of Hitchin. It doesn't have the hero status of L'Etape du Tour or the crowds of the London-Brighton, but it is a fun day out in the countryside, and a good opportunity to discover some excellent riding.

If you rode last year you may have already received an entry form in the post, otherwise:

Phone 01727 852260, email info@saccr.co.uk or download entry and sponsorship forms from their website.

Entry costs increase if you you enter on the day, so get your forms in by 7th May.


STACC memsec Tom said...

If you are new to Charity Bike Rides, you might be wise to do a bit of preparation in the weeks before the event, so have a look at CTC's advice page here where you will find lots of information which will help you to enjoy the ride.

STACC memsec Tom said...

STACC Information Stall at the event - Help needed
As usual, we hope that STACC will have an information stall - which could be in the form of the rickshaw.
(I hope to be there.)
We usually set up at about 11 a.m. in time for the return of the first riders. (We found that it was not worth setting up before riders started as they were fully focussed on the ride ahead.)
We greet them when they are resting afterwards & ply them with STACC recruiting information & maps. This is the one annual opportunity to engage with a captive audience of cyclists, to get the campaign message over, so any amount of help from STACC members would be greatly appreciated. (We finish about 1 p.m.)
Hope to see you there as rider or helper.

STACC memsec Tom said...

There was an excellent turnout of riders, undaunted by the weather - rain towards the end - many finished well soaked and mud-spattered - but smiling.
STACC's "Information Stall" didn't quite achieve it's intended aim, to recruit & inform, as there was no point in thrusting soaked maps & other printed information into the riders hands - to become fully pulped when stuffed in their pockets. Anyway Liz & I did our best to spread the message and much interest was shown.
It was good to see so many STACC members had entered, though there was some understandable difficulty in recognising them under the mud layer.