Ride4Joe

The starting lineYesterday a friend of ours, Graham Hiscock of SEEDS Cycling, together with many friends of ours from our old triathlon and cycling clubs in the UK (White Oak Tri Squad and Old Portlians CC) organized a charity bicycle ride around Kent which they aptly named Ride4Joe.  But it wasn’t just our old friends who came along – special thanks should also go to the many individuals who also took part and also to Crystal Palace Tri Club who turned up on mass.

The ride was a big success, despite the bad weather, with around 50 riders turning up to take on the 62 mile (about 100km) very hilly route around the Kent countryside.  The course was one of my old favorites including tough climbs like the Ashdown Forest and the infamous knee-breaker of Toys Hill (I still have haunting nightmares of facing this hill at the end of a big ride in the depths of winter and wondering if I’d ever get to the top!).

The wet weather didn't dampen enthusiasmGraham has written his own write up which includes a complete course description for people wishing to ride it themselves.  All in all the event raised an impressive 350GBP and continued to raise awareness of Leukodystrophy.

Myself, Colette, and Joseph would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts everyone who took part and especially to Graham for coming up with the idea and going to so much effort to organize it – and doing such a great job.

Thank you!

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