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April Fool's Challenge; Saturday April 8th 2017
Our second challenge involved a 14.15 mile circuit of Shropshire roads. On a beautifuly clear and hot day 13 riders completed up to four laps (those who attempted a fifth lap both turned back, faced with the enormity of the proposition!). Start and finish for each lap was at Lynn's Raven Cafe, Prees Heath. The route was mainly on single track roads, with 3.4 miles along a B road and the last mile joins the A49 back to Prees Heath.
Reg & Margaret again provided support at the start from their motorhome as well as keeping track of laps and Dave McGrath came along as a travelling marshall for the first couple of hours.
We also took a collection for the local Blood Bikes - many thanks for everyone's genersoity which helped us raise £103 - this was donated to Paul, the owner of the cafe and a Blood Biker himself.
4 laps - Shaun Higginbotham (1970 BSA EasyRider); Robert Roalfe (1977 Honda Camino); David Watson (1977 BSA EasyRider); John Burgess (1970 Mobylette); Ken Hayes (1991 Honda CT90)
3 laps - Mark Powis (1966 Mobylette); Dave Richardson (1970 Velo Solex); Paul Newton (1981 Honda Express)
2 laps - Nick Payne (1972 Ariel 3); Paul Bottomley (1973 Ariel 3); Paul Morgan (1975 Garelli Eureka)
1 lap - Alan Cartwright (1976 Garelli Katia); Joe Swaine (1954 Trojan Mini Motor)