Cyclists’ 40-mile ride to mark milestone

Spalding Cycle club family run to Glinton.
Spalding Cycle club family run to Glinton.
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CYCLISTS celebrated their club’s 85th anniversary in the saddle on a 40-mile ride.

More than 40 members of Spalding Cycling Club, including three in old club jerseys from the 1970s onwards, pedalled to Glinton and back to mark the occasion.

And in the true spirit of a cycling “club run” the route included a stop-off for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

The club is currently enjoying a surge in membership – and is expecting cycling’s growing popularity to continue following the successes at the London Olympics and Bradley Wiggins in the Tour de France.

The participants in the anniversary ride reflected the club’s wide age range and interests, including time trialists, cyclo cross racers and riders who just want to keep fit and meet up with friends for a leisure ride.

Simon Wright, from the club, said: “Looking back at the fixtures list from 1937, it includes many familiar events, including Spalding Cycling Club’s Open 25-mile time trial held in June – although I think many riders today would probably struggle to make the 6am start time.