Dare you go the extra mile?
Sue Ryder is thrilled to announce our new cycling event sponsored by All Terain Cycles with its exciting new format. Most rides have set distances and success is judged by time. In this ride however it is the distance that you choose that’s the critical factor in your personal challenge.
The two duration options
The Strava Option
As tested by Tom Moses – JLT Condor pro cyclist
To test out the format we asked professional cyclist Tom Mosses to try out our 4 hour ride. Tom made it to Kidstones above Buckden and placed his cable tie. He then set off back and made it back to the start with 1 minute 28 seconds to spare, a result of 79.53 miles. Tom loved the event and said, “This is a great format, a great route and a challenge for riders of all abilities. There is nothing that I know that is like it, that decision of where to turn around and the things you need to consider make it unique. I’m sure it will be very popular!”
In memory of Frank O’Dwyer
Frank O’Dwyer was a great family man and lifelong keen cyclist. In the build up to Le Grand Depart 2014 his passion and knowledge about the sport led him to be known as Keighley’s ‘Mr Tour de France’. Frank was also a keen supporter of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice and it was his inspiration that helped the hospice raise £30,000 from Le Grand Depart to help fund its vital care. As part of Manorlands Hospice’s legacy plans for the Tour de France we came up with this new ride and Frank was very excited about it.
Unfortunately Frank was diagnosed with cancer in late 2014 and passed away whilst being cared for at Manorlands Hospice on 4 February. Even in his last weeks Frank still enjoyed discussing this new event with the hospice fundraising team at his bedside. As a way to pay tribute to Frank and his passion for cycling and Manorlands we have, with the permission of his family, decided to make the new ride in his memory.