That was the weekend that was the Poynton - Snowdon Summit - Poynton Challenge. And we took it by the horns and smashed it.
Only a few weeks ago, Jason came to us to ask if we'd do some sort of charity fundraising ride to help some friends of his with a very poorly young boy. 4 year old Ollie had been diagnosed with battens disease. None of our group had heard of this genetic disease before, so through the wonders of modern technology, a bit of web searching on our phones brought up the very sad truth that Ollie's life would be cut tragically short.
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In order to do what we can to support Ollie and his family, ten of our intrepid band of Tuesday night riders will be attempting a somewhat challenging ride on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of May. Leaving from Ollie's school in Poynton, we'll be pedalling our mountain bikes, via a fairly offroad route, to the top of Snowdon, bivvying out overnight and pedalling back the next day.
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Don't forget your lights!
Friday the 20th of March will see many of us back under dark skies at around 9.30/10am as the solar eclipse happens and passes a dark shadow of our region.
No need to hide under the duvet though, embrace a little daytime night riding and grab your lights, head out and enjoy some mid morning dusk trails.
If you are going to be out and about, don't just gawp at the sun and burn your retinas out. You'd really miss being able to see where you ride.