Cafe Wind Up, with the Wind Up .. closed cafes and high winds meant no drinking espresso nor riding express(o)

In high winds, and the scheduled cafe and the Rusty Bike closed, it wasn’t a breeze, or perhaps it was? We were compensated with wonderful sunshine and decent temperatures, whilst we split into two groups with the challenging wind, which was more akin to our Sunday Rides. David Tobin ended up in MacDonald’s in Uxbridge and Gary Pratchett completed the Festive 500 … congratulations Gary! You can sponsor the riders doing it for charity below:

SPONSOR TONY DAVIS HERE

SPONSOR GARY PRATCHETT HERE

SPONSOR STEVE MANNELL HERE

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Having hardened ourselves up with the recent wet and cold spell, forecasts suggests that temperatures should be rising in time for the annual Festive 500 quest … 500km over 8 days from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve. We have set up rides for every day at the Polish War Memorial (A40 Ruislip / Northolt) and you can also complete the dustance using online rides …. in fact we have a fun CADEsport race on Boxing Day at 7.30pm UK Time in the evening.

BUT OF REAL IMPORTANCE, YOU CAN RAISE MONEY FOR DUCHENNE DISEASE RESEARCH BY DOING THE FESTIVE 500 (Whether you do our rides or your own, indoors and out)

REGISTER HERE

HARRISON’S FUND WEBSITE HERE

HARRISONS FUND FESTIVE 500 STRAVA GROUP HERE

WEST LONDON CYCLING WEBSITE PAGE HERE

We’ve had a lot of fun doing the Festive 500 and collecting the badges, only available if you do the Festive 500 with Harrison’s Fund these days (you only need to raise £100). We have set up 8 days of rides from the Polish War Memorial from Christmas Eve to New Year’s Eve … come along and join the throng! 

Record your rides on Strava and the badge will be sent to you free of charge in January

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is relatively rare and, consequently, receives very little funding. It affects boys, all of whom will die before they are 20. We have been raising money for research this way for a while and we are pleased to say that there have been some recent medical breakthroughs. But there is still a long way to go. Harrison is a young boy with Duchenne Disease and the charity was set up by his father whom we were introduced to by Film Producer Nick Taussig who has two sons with Duchenne. These families go through a lot, so why not put yourself through it a bit between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and raise a £100 for charity (or more)? These rides are quite sociable, and we have rides set up from the Polish War Memorial every day …. Register now with Harrison’s Fund! … oh, and don’t forget that you get the collectible roundel too.

DO THE FESTIVE 500 CHALLENGE RAISING £100 FOR RESEARCH INTO DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY AND GET THE COLLECTIBLE SOUGHT AFTER ROUNDEL / PATCH / BADGE / AWARD THINGY

YOU KNOW YOU WANT ONE!

  FRIDAY 30th DECEMBER 9am Polish War Memorial Route FESTIVE 500 RIDE Fleche Flashride to Box Hill 117km

  SATURDAY 31st DECEMBER 9am Polish War Memorial Route FESTIVE 500 RIDE Forty Miles of Fun 62km

 SUNDAY 1st JANUARY 2023 9am Polish War Memorial Route OPTION ONE Fat Duck Fine Riding 57km OPTION TWO Fat Duck even finer riding

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO….

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