Belton Bicycle Clubs First Challenge. Or should we call them the Belton Boosers club!
Saturday 30th April 2016 saw the Belton Bicycle Clubs First Challenge in aid of Bloodwise. From one small and wet ride to Café Ventoux in August 2015 when the club first began, we saw on Saturday ten riders (Simon, Rich, Laurie, Mick, Gary, Reuben, Maggie, Kirsty, Harry and Steve) complete the 111 miles from Neville Holt to Brancaster. Six riders rode the 50 miles of Norfolk roads and hadn’t realized there would be hills (Guy, Sandra, Zoe, Nick, Clare and Mel), good job they trained in Rutland! And three riders who completed the 25 miles (Morag, James, and Olivia). Congratulations to all who completed this worthwhile ride for such a great cause.
The weather couldn’t have been any kinder to us and the company, as always, was inspiring and fun. Remarkably not one puncture between us! Massive thanks to the organisers of the event who shared a friendly face and lots of food from the minute we started to the end, being the 10th anniversary of this event.
Belton in Rutland never ceases to amaze me in the nearly 6 years that I have lived here; how the community comes together and who would have thought from the ride to Café Ventoux on a wet summer’s day in 2015 would see such an achievement for all of us. The hours of training, socializing and fixing bikes, we all play a role. Belton Bicycle Club is open to all levels of riders and we have some amazing routes starting from our village, normally combined with lots of coffee shops, in fact, last year we managed to squeeze 2 coffee and cake breaks into a 20-mile ride, impressive!
Well done to everyone and here’s to training for the next ride, may there be cake and coffee in abundance!