Report: GHS Rides 19th April 2015
42 solo bikes and three tandems started and finished the annual pilgrims ride to Burnby Gardens Pocklington on a windy dry day, in the memory of George Herbert Stancer, ambassador for cycling before and after the Second World War. Jim brought along a certificate he had received in 1967, 48 years ago for riding the 100 mile GHS and still completed the shorter distance today.
Riding was tough on the outward journey and as the wind turned it remained hard for the return journey, it did not deter Ray who in his 88th year climbing like a man half his age.
All solo riders completed their distance well within the time allowed.
The Beech Holme Tandem group need a mention – all volunteers taking a blind man/lady out although a little slower than the solo bikes still got round in a reasonable time and credit to them all on a tough challenging route.
Thanks to all members that came to help on the day, making it a social occasion.
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