Ride Velo 2016 Highlights

With political turmoil and the sad death of some of the greats of the music, art and entertainment world, 2016 seemed a bit bleak at times. But, as HG Wells once said, “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair of the future of the human race.” So, while the year had its tricky moments, we were lucky enough at Ride Velo to see plenty of adults (and children) on bikes as well as ride a few ourselves. Here are some of our highlights of the year.

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Tour de Celeb Round-Up Week 2

Channel 5’s TV show Tour de Celeb continues to amuse, frustrate and entertain in equal measure. It follows the fortunes and otherwise of eight ‘celebrities’ as they train for and attempt to complete the 2016 Etape du Tour from Megeve to Morzine in the French Alps.

Like all these shows the term ‘celebrity’ can only be applied in relative terms. I remember Austin Healey as a rugby player, Darren Gough as a cricketer and I think I knew that Jodie Kidd was a model a few years ago. Louie Spence is that camp guy from ‘Strictly’ and Hugo Taylor is from ‘Made in Chelsea’. We then start to get into more obscure territory: Angelica Bell is a TV presenter that I don’t recognize, Amy Williams won a winter Olympics medal in the skeleton and Lucy Mecklenburgh is a model.

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