The club ride on Saturday 1 October will be in memory of Ian Bashford. Ian was hit by a car and tragically killed during the Duo Normand time trial event in Normandy on Sunday 25 September. Ian leaves a wife, a son and daughter, four grand-children, this great club (which he loved) and the whole cycling community. Every club has someone like Bash and now we've lost ours.
The ride will meet at Corkscrew in the usual place at 10.30. We will follow the usual Saturday route up Jackass and through Downe to the Shampan. We will then go through Tatsfield, down Clark's Lane and onto Pilgrims. We will go past Chevening, over the motorway and then cut back through Dunton Green, along the Filston Rollers, through Shoreham and past the lavender fields to Lullingstone Country Park and the cafe. We will be at the cafe at about 12 to 12.30. Leaving the cafe, we will go up Bodens and follow the 'old' route back to West Wickham. Riders are welcome to join at the start or anywhere along the route or meet at the cafe.
The invitation is there for riders from other clubs to join. If you know Old Ports who may not look at this forum regularly, please tell them about the ride.
The club committee will meet shortly to organise further tributes in memory of Bash.
All club members are requested to wear club kit.
Julian Hutchings - Club Secretary