Have you seen our YouTube cycle ride guides?

Have you ever looked at a map or seen something on TV and thought “I wonder if there are any good rides around there?”.

With that thought in mind I set out in during 2016 with an old friend of mine to put together some videos which answer the following questions:

Is it possible?

What’s the terrain like?

Where can I park?

Where can I eat and drink?

There will be more guides coming in 2017 but here is the selection for now or follow the “With Videos” link:

Sat Nav/GPX guides with videos

Read More

European tour July 2017

Hannah and I will be taking on a European “I can do that” ride in July to hopefully inspire and encourage riders to have a go at The Debdencycle at the start of  September.

So what’s it all about? We’ve all seen or read about people doing all sorts of personal challenges and thought “I could never do that”. We’re aiming for the opposite response of “I think I could do something like that”. We’ll cycle and camp 450 miles over eight days down to Newhaven, across northern France, along the coasts of Belgium and Holland and then back home from Harwich. We’re fair weather cyclist, neither of us are particularly good at languages and as usual we’ll be carrying all our kit (no support vehicle). Oh and just for fun we’re not taking a map, just written notes! If we can do this you can definitely take on The Debdencycle on the 3rd of September.

The ride will be for The Felix Fund charity, we’re looking for corporate backing so if you can help then  please get in touch (tax deductible). There is a just giving page link below and a “guess the weight of the bike” competition. Wish us luck, we’ll need it. The best way to follow our antics is through our Facebook page: Debdecycle Lindsell.

Our just giving page

Debdencycle on Facebook

CEurope

Read More

2016 Debdencycle ride report

A huge thank you to everybody who helped raise £2250 for The 33 Engineer Regiment’s Injured Soldier’s Fund, well done you!
The 2017 ride is on Sunday the 3rd of September 2017 so mark your diaries but what a day we all had for the 2016 ride. A jolly bunch of nearly 150 riders of all ages and abilities took on our picturesque (but surprisingly hilly) 35 or 50 mile routes. I managed to draft in a few more marshals and there was even an ice cream van at the finish!
Once again due to the financial support the ride has from some terrific local firms I was able to fulfil the pledge that all of the ride entry fees went to the fund. The Debdencycle truly is a “100% Event”. Every penny of your entry fees goes through our hands, to the army and on to the guys and girls who really need it.
How many other events can offer such a pledge on top of free parking, insurance cover, free event photographs etc?
We’ll see you again in 2017 and don’t forget to follow our other antics on Facebook and YouTube.

Capture

Cheque 2016

Read More