Phil Letts led this ride and writes:
Despite the bitter cold and prospects of snow, eleven riders turned out for the first
stage of the “Always A Chance 92Club Run” charity ride from Sixfields Stadium (home of Northampton Town) to the Ricoh Arena (home of Coventry City). It was 38 miles each way. Some were intending to do just the one way; others both out-and-back. All were riding to raise money for the charity set up in memory of a Northampton lad, James Kouzaris and a Coventry lad, James Cooper Both young men were tragically shot last April whilst on holiday in Florida.
By my reckoning, we raised between us somewhere in the region of £300+ which is
a superb effort. My thanks to all who rode and especially to Iain Dawson who
volunteered to lead the one-way riders.
It was somewhat novel to have a “back-up” van driven by daughter Anna who
– together with friend Kenny – met us with hot drinks and flapjacks at the fifteen-mile point and then provided lunch at the Ricoh Arena. Thanks to them!
There was some discussion as to whether this could be a regular feature! I’ll speak to them, show them the programme for the next six months of rides and see if they’re busy!
Great stuff everyone, thanks for your support!