2018 Cycle Live – Nottingham

Following some weeks of extra training under the watchful eye of route master, John Saunders, the day finally arrived, 24th June 2018, for the annual event the ‘Easy Wheelers’ had been waiting for – the 50-mile bike ride for Nottingham Cycle Live.

Making our way to Trent Embankment for a 9.00am start, we set off in groups but I could not start with the main group so I left in the next starting batch. However, the others waited for me on the embankment and we all set off together. It was like that all the way, we all looked out for each other so that no-one was left (too far) behind.

Picture: Ian Hodgkinson / Picture It
Thousands of people have taken part in Cycle Live Nottingham. Starting and finishing at the Victoria Embankment

There were three feeding stations, facilities for a rest and something to eat. The last station was at Langer and we all knew this meant only fifteen miles to go and, on reaching Radcliffe on Trent, only another four miles left. We stayed together near the finishing line so that we all finished at the same time. We did extremely well surviving the heat with no punctures, broken bones, or incidents.

I must congratulate David Rose who completed the 75-mile route even though he had a knee injury (and he is hoping that others may join him next year).

Well done to my fellow bike riders. I was sponsored for The British Heart Foundation and take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated £61.00 from the U3A and £227.50 in total.

Irene Astill

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