Driving rain and a strong wind did not dampen the spirits of 10 cyclists on Sunday 7th June 2012 when they took to the rainsoaked roads of Grays, Orsett, Bulphan and North Ockendon to take part in the Thurrock Cycle Marathon in aid of us.
Four of the ten where even dressed as Clowns – Laura Thompson, Lucy Chipperfield, James Cordell and Jason Barrett, although looked rather gruesome on their return 21 miles later.
A further two cycled 21 miles – our Patron Tony Cottee, who made a splash by finishing in just an hour and 20 minutes, and not too far behind was Dan Pinner, who had also made this journey for us in 2011 despite undertaking major heart surgery in August 2009.
So this year saw Dan be part of the Clowns in the Sky Team, Captained by our very own Richard Chambers who went on and completed 42 miles with 3 other entrants – Alison Davies, Martin Luckman and Bradley Harris, all who arrived back between 2 hours 45 minutes to just over 3 hours.
Well done to everyone who took part, and a BIG THANK YOU, to date the event has raised a massive £955, with donations still being made and we’ll also be getting a top up from the event organisers ‘The Rotary Club of Mar Dyke Valley’.
June 2013 anyone?