Charity cycle ride in Sussex countryside to remember cyclist


Cranleigh Cycling Club is inviting people to take part in a fundraising event next month in memory of a former member Jaap van der Leeden.

All the money raised from the Reliability Ride event on Bank Holiday Monday May 26 after expenses will be donated to the British Heart Foundation. The ride will venture into the beautiful Sussex countryside with a choice of two rides:

• The Shoreham Shuffle - around 70 miles from Cranleigh Band Room, Village Way, Cranleigh to the restaurant at Shoreham airfield and back.

• The Petworth Pootle - around 37 miles from the Band Room to the Bay Tree Bakery, Petworth and back.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be served after the rides in the Band Room.

The rides follow a suggested route only and riders can ride solo or in groups. Route maps are available to download from the club website, but riders can make up their own route, which may be shorter or longer.

Riders will gather at the Band Room from 8.30am on the day. Start times will be staggered according to the approximate time each rider believes they will need to complete their chosen distance, with the first riders setting off at 9am.

Registration is £5 per rider in advance or £8 on the day and the club has also set up a Just Giving page for donations

For more information and to register visit