What an achievement! On Sunday 14th May 2023, the East Farndon Racers completed their 100 miles cycle challenge from the Centotaph in London to the East Farndon War Memorial. The team left London at 7am and arrived in East Farndon just before 5pm, a massive 10 hours in the saddle, navigating a pretty countryside 100 mile route, with a 4,592 foot elevation gain.
Huge thanks and congratulations to the team. The riders were Scott Harrison, Tom Oakden, Paul Hodgetts, John Parker and David Hancock. The team was supported en-route by Neil Beesley and Mervyn Curtis.
Also, a big shout out to Philip Prew and Jonanthan Crifo Garton who both trained hard to ride in the event, but unfortunately they could not take part due to recent surgery and injury.
Many thanks to everyone who turned out to welcome the team home in style and to the Village Hall Committee for laying on refreshments. Please see below some photos that help to tell the story of the challenge on the day.
Scott has been interviewed by HFM News. Click this link to hear Scott and see photos and a video of the team arriving back into East Farndon, https://harboroughfm.co.uk/cyclists-raise-thousands-for-east-farndon-war-memorial-refurbishment/
Also John Parker has put togther a must watch, special ride video, taken from his GoPro camera and set to his own fantastic music mix! Click this link to view on YouTube, https://youtu.be/p7i-LqMNe-g
As most will know, the challenge was organised to raise much needed funds to repair, refurbish and improve our East Farndon War Memorial. Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us with a donation, it is very much appreciated.