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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

30th December 2020 : Annual statistics

About this time of year, I publish the ride statistics for our club rides - be they "leisure", "moderate" or "brisk". 

As you can see below, this year has, like many other activities, been drastically affected by Covid-19. We have only managed about half of our usual activity. However 13 of us were ride leaders i.e. we not only led you a merry chase, but also had to write up the blog - granted there were some more than others who led rides though. However, it is always a pleasure (and sometimes a relief) to see someone new offering to lead a ride - but, it is only then that they realise that they also have to write up the blog! 

Our usual riding lunch stops were in evidence - some more than others, and here the pub in Aston comes to mind. Latterly we have had to find new alfresco eating opportunities which has been interesting. 

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As this year comes to a close, I should like on behalf of all of us, to thank Dave Heath for carefully steering us through difficult times. Not only has he had to interpret governmental and Cycling UK guidance, but also has done a grand job in keeping us informed and motivating us to come out and enjoy the fresh air on our bikes. 

I can't finish this review without mentioning Erik B; such a shock to us all to hear of his passing. 

My abiding memory of him on Brisk rides, was that he was a pretty strong rider regarding climbing up hills, but so cautious about racing down them. We often had to wait for him to catch up after a long descent - quite a novelty. 

Hopefully 2021 will be a better year for us all especially as many of us are expecting an early vaccination call in January or February now that there are two licensed vaccines to be deployed.



  1. Happy & Healthy New Year to all.
    I would like to reiterate Clive's thanks to Dave for all the hard work in keeping us all updated on the ever changing Corona restrictions. A task many of us would not have relished.
    Note to Clive :Chris says if you can get a job lot of vaccines she will do all of us while we are having coffee and cake at Cleopatras!

  2. Happy New Year to everyone and thanks to Clive for the annual review. The impact of Covid is obvious and I hope that we can all get vaccinated early on in 2021 and that we can resume group rides before too much of the year has gone by. I echo the thanks to Dave for his hard work. I know he spends a lot of time checking things out.