Published On: Mon, Sep 17th, 2012

Day 3 of UK’s Longest Bike Ride: 117 miles. It takes a village

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Day 3, Sunday 16th September. 117 miles done today, over 300 miles so far and over 700 miles to go.

The cyclists, who mainly come from our village of Bledlow Ridge in the Chilterns in England, came home last night, to rapturous applause.  A huge crowd lined both sides of the road to welcome them in, followed by drinks and food at The Boot, the village pub that was rescued and now owned by the village of Bledlow Ridge.  It was an amazing sight and was a great reminder how much the UK’s Longest Bike Ride has not just been about the courageous cyclists, but also about the families and community who have supported them logistically, emotionally and financially.  Without a strong sense of community none of this would have been possible.  It is only by giving that we can receive.

I am very proud of my wife, her friends who are cycling with her, and the people who live in Bledlow Ridge.  Well done!

The first video has the cyclists arriving.  The second video follows their route on Day 3.  England is really a beautiful country.

 


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