Respect paid to Len in the best way possible

The cyclists set off.
The cyclists set off.

Largo & Lundie Cycling Club held an event to honour the memory of Len Read, founding member of the club.

Sadly Mr Read died suddenly in March of this year at 62 years of age.

Len was well known in cycling circles throughout Fife, and this was reflected by a turnout of over 150 riders from the various Fife cycling clubs.

Riders came from across the Kingdom to take part and pay their own mark of respect to a gentleman who had dedicated so much to developing the sport within the club.

There were four rides, 70 miles. 50 miles, 20 miles and a mountain bike route to accommodate a wide range of age and abilities and different styles of bike.

The routes were carefully selected to pass as many of Len’s favourite cycling haunts as possible

Cycling conditions on the day were tough with a gusting wind, but other than a few light showers the rain stayed away

The wearied riders returned to a true cyclist’s fare of soup, scones and tray bakes at the Montrave Hall in Lundin Links which laid on by a group of volunteer bakers and servers.

A spokesman for the event thanks all who had contributed to making the day a huge success.

He said: “Despite the number of riders involved on the day, the event went very much to plan largely due to the meticulous planning by event organiser Judy Cargill and her dedicated bunch of helpers.

“First Aid support for the event was provided by East Neuk First Responders, including a demonstration and coaching on CPR techniques in the Montrave Hall, and the event takings of £1039 for entry fees has been donated to ENFR

“The big turnout of riders – young, old and various abilities demonstrates that cycling is a great way to keep fit in the fresh air, and as part of a club meet like-minded people. Largo & Lundie cycling club run a variety of weekly rides to suit all abilities, and membership is free - more information about the club is available on Facebook or at www.largoandlundiecc.org.”