Small world, isn't it. Lots of clicking of cleats and rumbling of wheels outside the house this morning, and what should greet me as I went to check it out but a mass or riders bedecked in blue, taking on some well needed water (and smoking a crafty fag in one case).

Who should it be but the guys from Pedal for Props who'd decided to use the layby outside the house as a quick layover on the way from the start of their ride in Bristol. They're on their way to Bordeaux to raise money for PROPS, a charity that provides opportunities and support for young people, aged 16-19, with physical and learning disabilities.

That they decided to stop outside my front door was coincidence enough, but who should I bump into first but a nice chap who i rode with for 15 miles or so on the Forest of Dean Spring Classic a few weeks back. JonMack I missed, but I know for a fact he's decided to chance it on the Zipps and the tubs. Maybe he's got a spare set of wheels in the support wagon...

Good luck to all the guys and gals on the ride, Looked like a good range of abilities and they were still smiling, despite having just come up Pennyquick hill which is enough to wipe the grin off most faces!

Dave is a founding father of road.cc and responsible for kicking the server when it breaks. In a previous life he was a graphic designer but he's also a three-time Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling world champion, and remains unbeaten through the bog. Dave rides all sorts of bikes but tends to prefer metal ones. He's getting old is why.


Tony Farrelly [2839 posts] 5 years ago

he's a cat 1 rider then