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.
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