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Talk – Broughton Castle Sportive – July 2021

Richard Moyle was our Zoom speaker on Friday 12th March, informing us that The Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell, with fingers tightly crossed, are planning to run the Broughton Castle Sportive on Sunday 11th July.

This popular event was cancelled last year due to the Covid epidemic, but they are hoping that, if all goes well, Boris plan to lift lockdown will come to pass just in time.

Arrangements are well underway and some sponsorship is already in place.

Five different routes have been planned, varying from 5 miles for family groups, and then 20, 50, 75 and 100 mile routes through the Cotswolds for those with a little more ambition. I’ve got a puncture so won’t be able to enter!

It’s a real fun day and I’m sure that cyclists from near and far will appreciate having an event of this scale organised for them. As in previous years, we have volunteered to run the refreshment stand and provided we get the numbers, one of the staging points out on route.

Let’s hope the weather is kind on the day for all concerned.

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