Monday, 4 November 2019
WOW!!! There is only one word that I think could describe what happend at the weekend and that word is... "EPIC" Over 100 men, woman, girls and boys signed on and braved the cold and wet conditions to raise money for the Royal British Legion Charity. Whats mind blowing was that the youngest rider was just 5 years old...while the oldest rider was a amazing 66 years old.
The event almost didn't happen because South Yorkshire had heavy rain for weeks on end leading up to the event and the venue got flooded mid-week...luckily the rain eased off and the water retreated. Saturday practice however the heavy rains returned which made riding very difficult and a few riders decided not to race on Sunday. Rain was forecast for Sunday as well but thank god we got lucky and it ended up to be a fine day.
|Big shout out to the Redbull team who kept everyone hydrated on the day|
The raffle on the day was a huge success and I would like to thank everyone who donated prizes to the cause. The raffle alone raised over £500...you all were buying tickets like mad. Big shout out to Phil Auld owner of Dirtyrides MTB Apparel who donated a custom jersey for the top raffle prize.
All in the grand total was a whopping £1672.35...my best total to date. All this was possible because of you guys and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart...you guys are amazing.
|Sylvia Laing...Royal British Legion Community Fundraiser Rep for Sheffield & Rotherham|
|Guy Taylor...YMRS bravery award|
|Most progressive female rider...Evie Grimshaw|
|Youngest rider...Seth Lawrence at 5 years of age|
|Oldest rider...Paul Atack at 66 years of age|
|Outstanding Sponsorship...Mark Burton|
|Best Crash...Paul Carnall|
|Special appreciation award...from left to right Brian Butler, Jimmy Phillips, Dave Clarkson, Charlie Schofield, Steve Scott|
|From left to right Rippers 11 and under...4th Archie Verity, 2nd Jake Hart, 1st Hayden Fletcher, 3rd Eddie Phillips, 5th Charlie Schofield|
|From left to right the rest of the Rippers...11th Seth Lawrence, 10th Evie Grimshaw, 9th Luke Heeley, 8th Guy Taylor, 7th Oscar Sargeson, 6th Rhory Casson|
|From left to right Woman open...4th Becky Wareing, 2nd Suzy Dickens, 1st Abbie Sloan, 3rd Anna Fenwick, 5th Nicola Young|
|From left to right Juniors 12-16...4th Joshua Dawkins, 2nd Owen Rick, 1st Logan Wilcox, 3rd Archie Casson, 5th Harrison Drewell|
|From left to right Seniors 17-29...4th Marc Mappin, 2nd Ant Hale, 1st Ethan Phillips, 3rd Luke Knight, 5th Ashley Tew|
|From left to right Mast/Vets 30-44...4th Dan Taylor, 2nd Ross Wilson, 1st Gaz Wilson, 3rd Steve Scott, 5th Kris Brown|
|From left to right Grand/Vets 45+... 4th Rob Marriot, 2nd Matthew McNaghten, 1st Jimmy Phillips, 3rd Michael Giles, 5th Dave Boots|