A Combined Christmas Ride

23/12/2017 10:00 | Anonymous member

For the third year in what is becoming an annual Christmas Ride 20 riders left Marden for Headcorn in full festive costume. The combined D and D+ groups were complimented by members of the B and other SFA groups. Sweets were distributed before Father Christmas (Mike) lead the Elves and other suitably dressed riders on a flat route via Hunton and Staplehurst to Headcorn Crossroads where photos were taken followed by a quick rehearsal of singing lead by Chris Moon. The group then cycled into Headcorn singing and making as much noise as possible before stopping at the George and Dragon for a festive coffee stop. Chris Moon presented the coveted quality prize to the best dressed bike and rider. This year the joint winners Rachel and Sarah,  had to share the prize. Mike then gave a vote of thanks and card to Richard Valentine the Coordinator of both the D groups and the Midweekers. After good fare and many sweets the riders left Headcorn via the aerodrome route back to Marden. A total of 32 miles average 12.5 mph.                           A ride to welcome in the spirit of Christmas! 


  • 26/12/2017 09:38 | Anonymous member
    What a great pre Christmas ride that Mike has led for the past 3 years,which is reflected by the splendid turn out.Mike turned up fully dressed up as Santa ,even with the sack on his back.A lot of effort was put in by the riders,both in costumes and bike decorations,and with the accolade of getting the award was so alluring,and well deserved by Rachel and Sarah,with John Blakeley Coming very close to the prize.Perhaps next year John!.
    Chris Moon kept everyone in suspense ,with a pause similar to strictly dancing,before hand.May I say a big Thankyou also Mike,for your kind words,and the lovely card with the comments.Very much appreciated. The memory of the group singing We wish you a merry Christmas,in the various costumes along Headcorn High Street,will stay with me .Thanks Mike for the ride,the sweets ,the pub stop and for making it a great day.
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