BULLDOG RUN 2019
The brilliant run of fine weather came to an abrupt end just in time to ensure that for the second year running the weather was decidedly inclement which clearly put off many of the usual attendees. However there was good support from Club members and Trevor was kept very busy providing breakfast rolls with back up from Steve and Don , the latter still putting the urn to good use. We did have a fair few brave souls who undertook the run in spite of the rain and our fears of traffic issues on the Birdham Straight were unfounded. All returned safely and Patrick was rewarded with the Best Bike Shield and Trophy for his efforts with Judge Richard choosing the A65 as original and ridden regularly.
Trish Peters along with disabled son Steven presented the shield and explained that they both enjoyed the event and particularly the company of such a happy bunch of people.
The winning bike. He really did the ride! And Trish presented Patrick with the Mike Peters Shield
Bulldog Run 2018
The event this year was fraught with problems caused in no small way by the Velo35 cycle event that impacted on the usual area of our routes by their intention to close over 100 miles of public roads. Geoff who usually creates the route for this event through his hands in the air, and who can blame him, as there was no way we could get involved with the closed roads. Keith M left to the rescue and came uo with a 50 mils run south of the A27 and clear of the cycling event. In spite of a general e mail to our usual entrants stating that the event would take place it became clear that they were going to have problems getting to Clymping.
The weather decided to intervene with forecasts of high winds and torrential rain which caused the Velo35 organisers to cancel the event. Too late to have any benefit for us although the decision was taken to go ahead and just nine brave souls did the run getting pretty wet in the process. Specific mention has to be made of Mick G's efforts in riding to the club house, then cooking bacon rolls, before going on the run which he successfully completed. Keith having created the route also did the run along with big Mick and others who included, after much deliberation, Alan Dawes to whom the shield was awarded much to his surprise. Both Jack Ingle and Peter Nye made the trip from Kent with their immaculate machinery which they rode, got lost, had a coffee at Kelsey and returned safely in due course. Our thanks go to them and to those club members who turned up on the day to make
sure the FREE bacon rolls didn't go to waste.