Funds raised: £17,500
Number of riders: 140
This was the second year that we had switched from the June/July to September but the cold wind ensured we reverted to a summer ride in 1995.
A notable first time rider was 66 year old Ernie Bateman. From then until 2003 except for one year he would be the oldest riders in the event often proving him a fitter cyclist than those years younger. It’s not clear what his secret was but maybe the beer with which he filled his water bottles had something to do with it!
Another new cyclist was Tony Hart. Tony has entered most years since and has been a key factor in the rides success.
In December we held our first December Ride. Now the Santa Ride involving fifty plus cycling Santas is one of the highlights of The Paris To Hayling calendar.