Two Castles (2005)
180 miles or 289 kms 30th, 31st July 2005
TWO CASTLES BIKE RIDE
RIDERS: Mick Johnson, Alan Spafford, Bernard Schoolar, Barry Lee, Gary Hope, Graham Miller, Mark Winter & David Lee
|This years Calverton Colts sponsored bike ride was to prove a real test for the volunteers who took part. Each year a new challenge is set that is both testing and interesting and this year was no exception taking in the dramatic mountains of Wales and the rolling hills of the Derbyshire countryside. Months of preparation, training & organisation had gone in to this event which was probably the most difficult journey to date. The start of the ride was from Caernarfon Castle and ended 180 miles later at Nottingham Castle, and could only be described as a torturous route.|
|The riders would like to thank everyone who supported them through the purchase of sponsor tickets and pledges of support and to the Club for organising the welcome home when they arrived home at Calverton Miners Welfare on Sunday 31st July.|
As part of the evenings celebrations an auction of football memorabilia had been organised which once again proved to be very popular. Many items were donated by our local clubs, with some items signed by football legends like Sir Bobby Charlton, Sir Geoff Hurst, Stuart Pearce, Sir Trevor Brooking & the Notts County, Forest & Derby squads. Thank you to everyone who supported the auction by digging deep to win the items.
|The bike ride event once again raised record funds for the Colts teams which will go to make further improvements for community football & sport development in Calverton.|