Pedal power for bike fundraiser

Pedal power for bike fundraiser

Pedal power for bike fundraiser

First published in News

CYCLISTS will be saddling up and taking on a 26-mile challenge on Sunday to raise cash for charity.

Bosses at Romsey’s Bishops Blaize pub are behind the 26-mile fundraiser for Romsey Opportunity Group, which caters for children with special needs.

About 20 riders are expected to take part in the event which starts from the Winchester Road-based pub at 11.30am, and the route will include the A3057 through Greatbridge, Michelmersh and Timsbury, Brook and King’s Somborne.

They will then head for Braishfield via the country lanes and then go on to Woodley, before heading back towards the Bishops Blaize.

The team will be stopping off at pubs enroute including the Dukes Head, the Malthouse, the Bear and Ragged Staff, John O’Gaunt, the Crown Inn, the Wheatsheaf and the Hunters Inn, shaking their collection buckets as they go.

When they arrive back at the Bishops Blaize at around 6pm, there will be a barbecue and live music waiting for them.

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4:24pm Fri 2 May 14

RomseyKeith says...

Fair play to them. Best of luck to all riders concerned.
I live in Romsey, and despite the disruption that 20 riders will cause on our roads, I welcome it for their hard work raising money for good cause.
Fair play to them. Best of luck to all riders concerned. I live in Romsey, and despite the disruption that 20 riders will cause on our roads, I welcome it for their hard work raising money for good cause. RomseyKeith
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8:19pm Fri 2 May 14

geoff51 says...

20 riders for charity-no problem
2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem
20 riders for charity-no problem 2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem geoff51
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5:31pm Sat 3 May 14

camerajuan says...

geoff51 wrote:
20 riders for charity-no problem
2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem
So, solo riders for commuting purposes are no problem either? Based on the numbers game you just played?
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: 20 riders for charity-no problem 2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem[/p][/quote]So, solo riders for commuting purposes are no problem either? Based on the numbers game you just played? camerajuan
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5:57pm Sat 3 May 14

Torchie1 says...

camerajuan wrote:
geoff51 wrote:
20 riders for charity-no problem
2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem
So, solo riders for commuting purposes are no problem either? Based on the numbers game you just played?
I'd take a guess that there are probably 2000 bicycles spread out across the New Forest on any one day for a large part of the year but they are only a problem when they all decide to follow each in a continuous line within the space of a few hours. Typically there are 7000 animals spread across the 220 square miles of forest but if they all arrived in one area where you happen to be, you'd be filling up your lycra. Like all the other pedal pushers you generate
dissent by deciding that people are against you as individuals instead of accepting that the problem is with 2000 of you trying to take over an area for a mass event. Perhaps you should consider toning down the size of your 'events' and limiting them to 20 participants as has happened here in Romsey but with the potential earnings disappearing I shouldn't think Wiggle will support the move however much goodwill it generated.
[quote][p][bold]camerajuan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: 20 riders for charity-no problem 2000 Racers for commercial gain- Big problem[/p][/quote]So, solo riders for commuting purposes are no problem either? Based on the numbers game you just played?[/p][/quote]I'd take a guess that there are probably 2000 bicycles spread out across the New Forest on any one day for a large part of the year but they are only a problem when they all decide to follow each in a continuous line within the space of a few hours. Typically there are 7000 animals spread across the 220 square miles of forest but if they all arrived in one area where you happen to be, you'd be filling up your lycra. Like all the other pedal pushers you generate dissent by deciding that people are against you as individuals instead of accepting that the problem is with 2000 of you trying to take over an area for a mass event. Perhaps you should consider toning down the size of your 'events' and limiting them to 20 participants as has happened here in Romsey but with the potential earnings disappearing I shouldn't think Wiggle will support the move however much goodwill it generated. Torchie1
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