MVH Mince Pie Ride 2017

Another baking masterclass this year to share with the local cycling community.

Robin Barber provided the drive yet again to bring a smile to some wet and cold faces and raise money for the Midlands Air Ambulance and for Action on Postpartum Psychosis.

Rosliston Village Hall was awash (almost literally) with soggy cyclists who battled the mean weather for a cup of tea with like-minded cycle-bots.

A high number of MVH-triathletes arrived by car under the cover that they ‘needed to deliver cakes’ and couldn’t possibly cycle there. Frankly, the triathletes may be pretty hardy in cold water and long painful summer races……but when it comes to group riding in truly miserable weather, the local ‘CC’ brigades are the ones who still roll-out in numbers!

Well done to those few MVH that did brave the weather, you were able to earn your place at the table with Tamworth and Mercia Cycling Clubs. Meanwhile, the remaining MVH crew buzzed around with tea, coffee and plates of goodness.

Robin reports a £350 charity pot, even better than last years inaugural success. Much of this effort and energy, as always, came from Robin himself. But on the day, all pulled together. A special mention to Sarah, Jen, and Sam who only left the kitchen to deliver pots of steaming brew.

If you missed the fun, it is not too late to donate to the two charities.

First, Action on Postpartum Psychosis. This charity raise awareness as well as directly support women & families who are affected by this condition. Please click on the link below to DONATE or to FIND OUT MORE:

The second charity is the Midlands Air Ambulance. Many cyclists recognise the value of this service and have witnessed or received their services first hand. Again, DONATIONS or MORE INFO via their link: