Sun 26 June: The Herts Hilly Hundred (Sylvia Clifford Memorial Ride)
The weather was hot and the hills were numerous and steep. I collected £155 in entry fees, so there could have been up to 31 riders, although the “start anywhere, go either way” nature of the event meant that they were spread around the route and any no-shows couldn’t be counted. I signed up 5 free memberships to help swell the ranks – it will be interesting to see if they renew next year. Barnet Cyclists sent a contingent and South Herts CTC had six starting from Wheathampstead, which boosted the numbers considerably.
In liaison with Bob Clifford and being reluctant to support the CTC charity, the money is going to Peak Cycle Links. That’s a charity set up to complete a 60 mile cycle loop in the Peak District linking Tissington Trail and Monsal Trail etc – leaflet attached. I cycled part of it a few weeks ago and am keen to see it finished – very tangible and practical as a charity to give to.