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On 29 July all eight members of Team Nene made it successfully around the 100 mile course of Ride London. They arrived at the finish line, in front of Buckingham Palace, jubilant and very much in one piece, all within a respectable seven hours. It was a tough ride though, as they faced torrential rain and driving wind; a stark contrast to the heatwave in the weeks leading up to the event. There were also a few punctures between them to deal with, caused by the wet weather conditions, but they sorted these out and put their best pedal forward. Gary Mason said, "It was a great event to be part of. Riding through London on closed roads was amazing, which made up for the rain and the cold"

Sponsorship for the event has almost hit the team target of £2000, which is a fantastic boost to the building plans for the new boardwalk in Bluebell Wood. Construction of the sub-base is about to get started and in the Autumn a team of volunteers will be working hard to lay the 900 metres of decking wood using 10,000 screws!

 

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