Skelly Anniversary Ride

21ST May is the first anniversary of our dear friend Skelly’s passing.

There are 3 bike rides leaving the Beckenham Rugby club throughout the morning.

Ride 3 Longest – please be at the clubhouse by 10:15 latest for the 10:30 Grand Departure. This route is approximately 40.1 miles, including a number of hills and the Col du Skelly on Beddlestead Lane.

Ride 2 Mid length – please be at the clubhouse by 11:30 for the 11:45 Grand Departure. This route is approximately 24.3 miles with some hills and the Col du Skelly on Beddlestead Lane.

Ride 3 Shortest route – a relaxed 5.4 miles around Beckenham, perfect for non cyclists who want to take part in the day. Please be at the clubhouse by 12:30 for the Grand Departure at 12:45. You should be able to complete this route in 45 minutes.

All rides will end around 13:30 at Elmers End Crematorium, Elmers End Road, Beckenham, BR3 4TD. Please don’t arrive before then so Paul’s family and other families can be left uninterrupted.

Helmets are complusory, so don’t forget your lid! If you can wear blue and yellow (club colours) or green that would help us all stand out.

Finally, there will be drinks afterwards at Patricks, Beckenham. There will be ample space to store your bike and swap stories & memories of a Beckenham legend. Please don’t drink and ride.

Skelly would be proud to see everyone enjoying themselves and remembering why he was out on his bike that day…