Just checked on British Cycling who are handling all our entries and we’re at 240!
Our dream target has always been 250 but this being our first year our team, if they were honest, would have been delighted with 150-200 – so we’re over the moon to be where we are today.
Quick intro to the team who are working their socks off this week (sorry no time for photos, we’ll pop some on here next week with the post event report).
Lizzie – director – has a handle on everything and is doing a fab job co-ordinating every aspect of the event. If we have a question we go to Lizzie. No one has spent more time on the Ryedale Rumble than Lizzie – what a star!
Beki – our finances are in secure hands with Beki which is vital as we’re getting various grants for putting on this event, then there’s paypal and gift aid and just giving and the raffle – too much for mere mortals like the rest of us.
Rick – ride HQ at Ryedale School is Rick’s domain and as an army man who organises huge ski events we know the whole registration process will run smoothly on Sunday. Being a military chap Rick isn’t keen on bunting but we’ve outvoted him – there will be bunting!
Heather – who’s looking after the food I hear you asking? We know the Rumble had a great reputation for home cooked food when it ran previously and we are determined that this will continue. So we are counting our blessings (and our riders will be too) that we have Heather co-ordinating all the edibles and our lovely volunteers who will be running the stations.
Ben – he’s our mechanic from No Limits Cycling in Malton. He’ll be at HQ at the crack of dawn sorting any last minute issues for our riders and then will head out ready to assist with any emergencies.
Gareth – has had the lovely creative jobs to do – this website, Instagram, assisting with the film making and yes, sorting the bunting!
We’ve also got Mick, Keren, Joanne, Fi, Fred, Julie, Ronnie, Min, Sophie, Chris, Gemma, Harry, Mary, Andrew, Helen, Rachel, Sara, Dan, Jo, Catherine, Mark, Ray, Polly, Finn and doubtless other folk too who are giving up their time this weekend to ensure all our riders have the very best experience possible.
Not signed up yet? Come on, help us get to 250!!