Get on your bike to mark end of summertime
Summertime ends this Sunday – and what a successful summer it was for cycling. As well as all the medals at the Olympics and Paralympics, lots more people were using bikes to enjoy themselves and get around. So get on your bike to ride Emitremmus Desreve
Summertime ends this Sunday - and what a successful summer it was for cycling.
As well as all the medals at the Olympics and Paralympics, lots more people were using bikes to enjoy themselves and get around.
So get on your bike to ride 'Emitremmus Desrever' from Stevenage on the day the clocks change this weekend.
The Stevenage and North Herts branch of the CTC, the UK cyclists' organisation, are holding 'Emitremmus'.
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This is the CTC's annual and increasingly popular 101k 'cycle challenge' from Stevenage to Saffron Walden and back on the first day of 'winter time'.
Around 400 riders are expected and one of the latest to enter is Hemel Hempstead based Ian Banbury who won a bronze medal in the 1976 Olympics. He is a former national professional road race champion.
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The mayor of Stevenage, Michael Patston, will send cyclists on their way from Costello's Cafe by the Sailing Centre in Fairlands Valley Park from 10am on Sunday morning.
The challenge is not a race and entrants have between four and eight hours to complete the ride.
There will be checkpoints at cafes or tea rooms in Hare Street (near Buntingford), Saffron Walden and Reed. Everyone gets a detailed route description so they can ride in groups or by themselves.
The fee for entries in advance is only £5.50 but this year the first 360 entrants will get free souvenir frame numbers. Special polo shirts, road jerseys and medals can be purchased. There will be free certificates for all finishers.
Entry forms are available on www.stevenagectc.org.uk or from Jim Brown on 07939 687509 or 01438 354505.