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70th ANNIVERSARY RIDE OUT AND HOG ROAST - SUNDAY 9th JULY. Starting at 12.30pm for non riders

Following the 70th anniversary ride which is starting and finishing at Betteshanger on Sunday 9th July there will be a hog roast taking place by the hut.

This is in place of the summer barbecue that normally occurs at Bell Meadow. The hog roast is being supplied by Coastal Roasters (the same as at Colin Robinson's birthday ride) and as well as the meat will include a selection of salads and an alternative for vegetarians.

There will also be cakes etc for dessert. The cost will be £10 for adults and £6.50 for children under 12. Everybody is welcome to come along whether you have ridden or not. A great opportunity to share an afternoon with friends and family.

Bring your own chairs, rugs to sit on.

1st July is the deadline for buying tickets - Deadline now passed ...

Details of the rides are below:

70 mile and 42 mile (70Km) rides starting and finishing at Betteshanger Country Park.
These will be for Thanet RC club 1st and 2nd claim members only.
These rides will be run on the same lines that the 50th and 60th Anniversary rides were run. The 70 mile riders will leave between 8.30 & 9.00 am.  The 42 mile riders will leave between 9.00 & 9.30 am. Riders will be sent off in groups of around 6-8 riders with a few minutes between groups to minimise inconvenience to other road users.

Any rider below the age of 14 years will need to be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. 
Both rides will follow the same route from Betteshanger back to Thanet before heading out through the lanes where they will split with the 70 milers following a longer ‘interesting’ loop before rejoining the 42 milers route back to Betteshanger.

Both routes follow roads used on previous Anniversary rides, reliability rides, club runs and also run alongside a previously used 10 mile TT course and older members may recognise a stretch of road that formed part of the Wednesday evening 25 mile TT (Q25/7R) used in the early 1990s.

Route sheets will be issued on the day as on previous Birthday rides and it would be appreciated if those wishing to participate could let me know so that enough route sheets can be printed (tandj.fearn@btinternet.com).

This is not a race and there is no time limit (Betteshanger shuts at 8.00 pm.) and the idea is to simply ride and enjoy, with this in mind the 70 mile route has a ‘few lumps’ in it and although not flat the 42 mile route should be suitable for most young and older riders and those that prefer not to ride too many hills. There may not be a ‘sweeper’ for the 70 mile ride but Terry Fearn will be last man off after the 42 mile riders have all left and will follow the 42 mile route.

Hope to see as many people as possible to make this a memorable event

Helen Hill
Social Secretary




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