The 2015 Bob Mansbridge Memorial Ride
Thanks to all riders – what a brilliant day! You can still donate here.
Truro Cycling Club rides again for Parkinson’s UK, in memory of club founder, Bob Mansbridge.
On 14th June, 108 cyclists completed a long distance course along the lanes of Cornwall, to raise money to support people with Parkinson’s in Cornwall. The ride was in memory of Bob Mansbridge, founder of Truro Cycling Club 26 years ago and club chairman for many of those years. Bob had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for many years and passed away in November 2013.
Bob put so much hard work and effort into the club that it is doubtful that it would have been successful without his input. Nearly always out for rides every Sunday, he will perhaps be particularly remembered for his organising of many ‘Randonnee’ events as well as several successful club trips away in Brittany. Bob was also heavily involved in running the club’s time-trial events over the years.
108 people of all ages entered the event, which so far has raised over £1,600 for Parkinson’s UK
Particular thanks to Paul and Michelle at 108, to Joy Mansbridge and family, who with Margaret Ashman and Liz Hocking (former club members) ran the Surprise cake stop, to Chloe for helping with registration and posters, to Niq for route checking, to John F for publicity and helping with goody bags, and to Chris F for devising the routes.