Rugby legend, Lawrence Dallaglio, joined the riders on the inaugural Completely Amazing Bike Ride and definitely spurred many in the field to redouble their efforts.
The ride raised £10,000 for The Dallaglio Foundation and the great man was happy to be among the 100+ riders who tackled a course through the rural beauty of the Surrey Hills which included an ascent of Box Hill as a timed challenge.
Having crossed the finish line, Dallaglio commented: “It was a fantastic route and a great event. I certainly enjoyed getting back on the bike and having a chance to talk about what the foundation does. Many thanks to The Completely Group: I hope to see everyone again next year!”.
The Dallaglio Foundation has been set up to support young people in tackling life’s challenges through the team ethos that sport provides.
It wasn’t a day about racing but Andrew Heaney of Thompson Heaney does deserve a mention for the fastest Box Hill climb: a lung-bursting 5 minutes 46 seconds.
The Completely Group’s Dom Millar comments:
"It was a superb day and as much about the chat and socialising afterwards as the ride itself."
“The choice of distances to ride made it an accessible day for all levels of riders and we’re delighted that it raised a great level of funds for the Dallaglio Foundation.”
There were only two punctures and one ‘lost’ rider but that turned out because he hadn’t put his time chip on his helmet.
See you again later this year!