Almost 800 cyclists of all ages converged in Waggon Yard car park, they came from the Farnham area and as far afield as Chelmsford, Manchester, Caerphilly and Christchurch in Devon. In total there were 793 riders, an increase of 240 on the previous record in 2011.
Thank you to all the riders who took part in this year’s event, we hope you enjoyed the day. Thanks also to everyone who made the event possible – especially the event sponsors, the support services and all our volunteers for their hard work and enthusiasm.
The start area was a blaze of colourful cycling clothing, an element of fancy dress was introduced by a Spiderman and a couple on a tandem dressed as French onion sellers. There was also a wide variety of bikes including the tandem, a ‘stepperbike’ and a super-high custom bike made by a local rider who completed the 50 mile route.
The day began bright, sunny and warm and even the afternoon rain showers couldn’t dampen enthusiasm as there were lots of smiling faces all round both the routes and at the finish line.
The first person to finish the 25-mile route Edmund Courstemont (1hr 18mins) followed by Matthew Penney (in 1hr 22). The first riders to complete the 50-mile route did so in an amazing 2 hours 25 minutes, Albert and Andrew Ellison, and Mark Taylor.
There’s lots of them and they look great! To view them just visit the SportivePhoto website and select ‘Farnham Bike Ride 2012’ from the list of events then enter your FOUR digit rider number in the search box at top right of the page.
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We hope to see you again on Sunday 7th July 2013, let’s keep making it bigger and better!