The Sulley Memorial Ride 2018 was cancelled due to the "Beast from the East" cold
Enter at the start
Entry fees: £4 and £1 for under 18s (riders of 17 years or under require parental consent).
Further details from: Peter Witting,preferably by email
or Tel.0116 2792867
The routes (shown below) will be as previous years and checked and updated a necessary in early 2018. Please recheck the event details the day before the event for any changes such as cancellation or route changes.
For a detailed Google Map please click here.
32km - Green bicycles
50km - yellow markers where not on main route.
70km - red markers where not on the main route.
100km - blue markers (main route)
100 Km gpx file
70 Km gpx file
50 Km gpx file
32 Km gpx file
David Sulley was a long serving member of both the Cyclists' Touring Club and the Welland Valley Wheelers. With his wife Doreen they founded the very successful Lutterworth Cyclists' Touring Club section and quickly attracted family groups and solo cyclists including youngsters coming along on their own.
He encouraged them to join the Leicestershire and Rutland D.A. county events so much so that they usually outnumbered members of other sections.
They enjoyed the Birthday Rides, the Vale of the White Horse and other annual get togethers as a section
David was a great ambassador for the world of cycling, despite having a long battle with heart problems - he organised several events to raise funds for the Groby Road Heart Unit.
Sadly David died whilst taking part in a D.A. event on the 2nd April in March 1990 starting and finishing in Lutterworth with a route through the countryside that David loved so much. Doreen died in 2012 and it was decided that the ride title should be altered to `The Sulley Challenge Rides` to commemorate the memories of both Doreen and David.
Dennis Heggs organised the popular event for many years, followed by Morgan Reynolds and in recent years Dave Grimshaw has been the organiser. The event is part of the year long National Cyclists' Touring Club Tourist Competition and our own Challenge Rides series for which certificates are awarded as part of the Cyclists' Touring Club county B.A.R. competition.
You can read more about the history of the Sulleys and Lutterworth Cyclists' Touring Club section in " A Century and more of Cycling - Some of the history of the Leicestershire and Rutland Cyclists' Touring Club"
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