Monday, 6 April 2009

Clarion Easter Meet

I'm off to the Clarion's 114th Easter Meet in Ramsbottom on Wednesday with Jez Hastings from Islay. We are riding 270 miles over three days to the event, hosted by Bury Clarion, on our fixed wheel bikes. Up until the 1950s most Clarion members would ride to the Easter Meet with their race wheels attached to their front forks and some sections managed to get 50-odd cyclists riding to the venue together. Jez and I are hoping to continue the tradition (minus the race wheels) while getting some preparation in for our Duo Normande TT in September. We are riding down to the Meet in the hope that we can clock up enough miles to wrestle the milage trophy away from Manchester Clarion (they've won it for the last few years). At the annual Clarion awards night on Sunday we will be picking up the Tom Groom Trophy, which the club won for most meritorious Clarion section. I'm also going to submit a few West Lothian Clarion photos to the photo competition, enter the hill climb on Saturday, then ride the short sportive on Sunday. There will also be a fair bit of eating, drinking, singing and toasting over the weekend too!

Wednesday 8th: Linlithgow to Lockerbie (85 miles)
Thursday 9th: Lockerbie to Kendal (95 miles)
Friday 10th: Kendal to Ramsbottom (80 miles)

1 comment:

grantus said...

Blimey - 270 miles on a fixed!

Best of luck!