This morning, thinking about some rides that might be coming up in the near future I had a look at the St Crispin's Day Night Ride site to discover some sad news.
The website states:
All goo things must come to an end and so it is with the St Crispin's Day Night Ride.
Commercial considerations and other business pressures mean we don't have the time to organise another event.
So although we've really enjoyed putting on the ride and we know from the feedback and meeting our entrants that they did too, thee won't be another.
The Minions and I would like to say a big thank you to all our loyal supporters and entrants. We loved meeting and laughing with you and to everyone who completed the Imperial Century. Chapeau!
Rob and the Minions!"
This really is a shame as it was a lovely event. I only managed to take part in it once. In 2015 I injured my hand a week before the event to had to pull out and last year the event was sadly cancelled due to low numbers.
Night rides are wonderful anyway but this one was particularly fun and made better by all my friends who took part.
Events like this must take a huge effort to organise and it is understandable that people with the commitment of full time jobs have to put that first.
It was a great concept and it would be great if some of my friends - who have more navigational prowess that yours truly - might consider putting on an unofficial version in its honour.
A big thank you to Rob and the Minions who were always friendly and enthusiastic about their special event.
Below is a link to my blog post a few years ago of the only like I managed to participate in this great little ride. Fond memories...