the isles of Orkney to Wight – here we come…

This May Bank Holiday, two vintage ladies will depart Southampton on a oneway train to the Orkney Isles armed with tent and kettle and bikes to cycle back home a mere 900 miles but we intend enjoying ourselves by assessing National Trust properties for cyclist friendliness and bike accessibility. BUT this is only preparatory training for ….

RIDE LONDON 100 on 10 Aug

when I shall be riding the Olympic 100mile route, made famous last year by Boris, to raise funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer dressed in shocking pink – perhaps not my best colour . . so please support me when shopping/ searching online via or and choosing my charitable cause :
RideLondon100 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer – Dilys Gartside
or make a direct donation at

One Response to “2014 Events”
  1. John Lawrence says:

    I am a Rotarian. Are you aware that on Father’s Day 21 June 2015 Rotary Clubs nationally are hoping to cycle the coastline of the UK, a bit at a time. The Rotary Club of Southampton East is covering the bit between Hamble Ferry and Southampton Quay. We may need help to do this either by cyclists covering this route (and adjoining routes possibly) or your members may like to consider helping us with marshals, advice, whatever your expertise is able to do. I was given your name by the Royal Victoria Country Park, and I would be pleased to meet you to discuss options
    John Lawrence

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