My husband Sladjan an me have successfully completed the Lancaster Loop 50 mile cycle challenge for MedEquip4Kids. It was rainy and windy and we have discovered that waterproof clothing is not really waterproof. Sladjan has endured some technical problems with his bike that was fixed by the charity mechanics and he was able to continue the event.

We wish to thank the organisers for a job well done, the excellent signposting; we didn't get lost once in spite of the atroceous weather and low visibility. A big thank you for the ladies who manned the pit stops, and provided us with delicious cakes and the much needed hot drings. Last, but not least, a huge thanks for everyone who donated money so far will do so in the near future. We will do it next year as well!

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Magda's page

Sladjan's page

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The hard earned medals.

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Getting ready.

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At the start of the ride, Cockerham village hall.

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Crossing the A6.

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Crossing the A6 at Galgate.

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On the road to Chipping, parallel with the M6.

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Crossing the river Wyre.

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On the bridge over the Wyre.

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The steepest clime of the ride.

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Raining a lot.

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Chocolate break.

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At the Ye Horns Inn.

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Back towards Cockerham.

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A pretty bridge over the canal near Garstang.

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A view of the canal.

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Completely soaked...

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Taking photos on the bridge.

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The second pit stop on the route. Lovely cakes and hot drinks served.

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The camera on the mobile was too wet, hence the blurry image.

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Mmm, that cake was so tasty.

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Exposet do the elements; no hedges, just wind and rain.

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Back in Cockerham.

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The last uphill.

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Arriving back to the village hall.

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Challenge finished!

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Too tired but happy faces.

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Yayy, he made it!

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...And so have I!

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Getting the rack ready for the bikes.

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Tightening the belts.

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Ready to go home. It has stopped raining, of course.

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Enjoying cakes and hot drinks.

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Leaving the second pit stop.