Annual Cycle Event Sunday 14th August 2016
An amazing 225 cyclists set off early on this dry Sunday morning and enthusiastically took to the road for the BGF leisure ride. This annual event began and finished at Meols Hall in Churchtown and as usual there were two routes; 30km and 50km.
Both routes initially head out in the direction of Scarisbrick across virtually traffic free roads before the ride divides; the 30k taking a fairly casual course passing the WWT Wetlands Trust of Martin Mere and through the quaint village of Holmeswood before heading back across the flat lanes of Banks.
Photography courtesy of Ian Bailey
The 50k ride continues, passing through the town of Burscough, crossing canals and railways as the course progresses towards the charming villages of Newburgh and Parbold. It is here the 50k becomes more challenging on the ascent of Stoney Lane a cat 4 climb of a distance of 1.5 km. Having reached the top, the route takes in some undulating scenery as the journey advances through the pretty towns and villages of Mawdesly, Eccleston and Croston.
The final stage meets up with the 30k course on the outskirts of Southport at Mere Brow. On returning to Meols Hall, refreshments of bacon barms and welcoming cups of tea were much appreciated and providedby Graham Eyes Butchers.
Organised once again in conjunction with Dave Williams from DHW Agencies.
The BGF #25 would like to thank all who participated in this event and to all the generous individuals, companies and organisations who supported this successful cycle ride.
Many thanks to Ian Bailey for photography
The Benjamin Gautrey Foundation donated a new topper sailing boat to Sam at a surprise assembly back in June 2015. Sam trained all winter travelling north up to Cumbrae in Scotland and down south to Plymouth. Sailing the Topper in various competitions at regional, national and international he has achieved fantastic results.
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Hannah & Luke Kahoe
The BGF recently received a lovely email of thanks from Hannah and Luke Kahoe. The pair who both hold a black belt in Jujitsu had been granted a contribution from the BGF to enable them to travel to Spain for an exciting opportunity to train.
To Lorraine and The Benjamin Gautrey Foundation
Thank you so much for your contribution in helping us to get to train in Spain .
We really enjoyed it doing our katas and tai chi overlooking the sea it was lovely .
Thank you again Hannah and Luke Kehoe''
Well done, what an amazing place to train - keep up the great work from BGF#25
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Remembering Ben on his 23rd Birthday, Lorraine presented James from 'Nitro' the number 18 helmet out of 21 produced. James designed this helmet to commemorate Ben's 21st Birthday.
Thank you James and all at 'Nitro' for their continued support #25
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