Le Reach Ride 2014

This article was published in 2014, in Newsletter 112.

Planning for our annual bike ride to the historic fair in the village of Reach has started. Owing to spectacular weather last year we had almost 600 riders. The event starts from the Guildhall, Market Square at 10am on Monday 5 May 2014.

The committee has agreed a budget of £1,000, most of which will be spent on developing an informative leaflet and promotional activities. Every year the grants we apply for come from different pots, and this year we’re applying for £500 from the cycle legacy fund associated with the Tour de France. It is likely that our ride will get caught up in all the publicity during the build up to that – and could swell our numbers, making this a really important opportunity for us.

Putting on a successful ride requires careful planning and implementation. There are plenty of opportunities for members to help – either at the planning and promotion stages or by acting as a volunteer marshal on the day. We are always looking for new ideas and members can involve themselves in developments on our Cyclescape thread at: http://camcycle.cyclescape.org/threads/1055