Traditionally, this has been a light-hearted event with a focus on fancy dress. However, some riders still come to test their winter fitness and, in a blistering ride on Boxing Day in 2018, a new course record of 20:11 was set by Ken Buckley. This course record has since been broken in the summer of 2020 by Tom Day in a time of 19:58, once time trialling was allowed to resume, but it shows what can be achieved on an otherwise unlikely day!
There will be prizes for fancy dress costumes. Please come to the HQ in your costume so we can admire it and decide on prizes for the best.
There will also be plenty of prizes for fastest times within age groups, as always.
The event always attracts a good number of tandems, many of whom ride in fancy dress. There will be prizes for tandem results.
Please note that we have a new HQ in the centre of Ringwood this year, with plenty of parking, direct access to the HQ and a short ride to the start.