28th Sulley Challenge Rides 100k/70k/50k/32K

Spring cycling
Spring cycling
5 March 2017
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Entry: £4 adults, £1 juveniles (under18)

Click here for details and route map.

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.

Rides and activities

Rides of 100k/70k/50k/32K
Date and time: 
5 March 2017
Road ride

Control open for entries 08.30 until 10.00 and closes at 16.00.

This event is not a race or trial of speed. You are expected to follow the rules of the road and show consideration to other road users. The route is on open public roads, and is not way­marked or marshalled. You should follow the route sheet as supplied, in conjunction with your own maps, and should only deviate if the route is obstructed. You are responsible for your own safety and conduct.

Public roads and rights of way will not be closed for the event and therefore entrants must be aware of other users; ride safely, and follow the Highway Code. You should take in to account the variety of riding styles and abilities, and the likelihood that you will catch up with groups of cyclists along the way. Take care not to reduce your standard of cycling when consulting route sheets, maps,
etc., especially when negotiating major roads.

Tourist Competition category: 
Category "a" - 25-79 miles (40-127 km)


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Route card: 

Map and Address

Location address and information: 
Start and finish at Wycliffe Rooms, George Street, Lutterworth LE17 4ED


Contact name: 
Peter Witting
Contact phone number: 
0116 2792867
Contact email address: 
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