Tuesday, 3 January 2012

2011 Review

Here is what stood out for me in 2011:
  • I introduced friends to FNRttC to Southend.  Not quite as planned, but ending up even better.  They did Whitstable and the 'last of the year' Southend. 
  • Loved the Easter Arrow
  • I had planned to do a second 600 (eg Invicta), other than the BCM.  But the BCM knocked me out for 600.  I couldn't get myself psyched up for anything above 300.
  • Don't think it mattered, because PBP went very well.  What a ride! What an experience! What memories!
  • The FNRttC rides were gems, each one of them
  • Joined Willesden Cycling Club
  • Made more friends for life
  • Getting comments about my blog and photos, which always brings a smile to my face.
Ride reports can be found on my previous blog Cycling Life after LEL.

This was the plan:

08 Jan:  The Poor Student 200 - DONE
22 Jan:  The Willy Warmer 200 - DONE
26 Feb:  The Kennet Valley Run 200 - DONE
18 Mar:  FNRttC Southend - DONE without Mandy and Rob
26 Mar: The Dean 300 - DONE
15 Apr: FNRttC Manchester OR The Valley of the Rocks 200 - NOT DONE (Work reasons)
22 Apr: FNRttC Bognor - NOT DONE, Easter Arrow instead
22 Apr: Easter Arrow to York - DONE
30 Apr:  The Severn Across 400 - DONE
14 May: The Bryan Chapman 600 - DONE
11 Jun:  The Invicta 600 OR The Wessex 600 - NOT DONE, London to Brighton 300 DIY instead
17 Jun: FNRttC Whitstable - DONE
25 June: Yorkshire Dales 200 PERM - DONE 
15 Jul: FNRttC Brighton - DONE
21 Jul: FNRttC Newhaven - 300 to Rumbeke - DONE
06 Aug: The West Bay and Back 200 with Jamie - DONE
13 Aug:  a 100 or DIY 200 - NOT DONE (can't remember why)
21 Aug: Le Paris Brest Paris 1200 - Frame number 5741 - DONE!!!

Post PBP additions
The Willesden CC Boat Ride 200
Franks Five Ferry Fietstocht
The South Bucks Winter Warmer 200
FNRttC Whitstable
FNRttC Southend

And there was an out of time DIY 200 in the Yorkshire Dales.

Thank you to all friends, family and followers.  Wishing everybody an excellent 2012.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Chapeau bengske! We hebben elke rit intens meegeleefd, dank zij je regelmatige tweets.
Dat Mandy , Rob en enkele vrienden je opwachtten in Parijs brought tears into our eyes, temeer dat peip toen ziek was en we er niet konden bijzijn.
Evenveel sukses voor 2012! !
Meim en Peip xxx