A local and long time member of CTC, Ciaran Doran, is currently riding with Geoff Thomas (and Lance Armstrong for two days, although the less said about that the better) on the charity event that involves riding the full route of the Tour de France, but one day ahead of the professionals.

He is raising money for Cure Leukaemia, and members may wish to look at Ciaran’s blog at http://www.chaqueetape.com/ciaran-james-meet-leukaemia-patient-philip-large and perhaps also contribute to this most deserving charity.

Ciaran lives in Guildford and I understand that he has occasionally ridden with the Sunday Riders, so clearly Clive has trained him well for such an immense challenge.