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Very short notice new event - The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run

Posted by Paul G on September 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM

The following information has been posted in the guest book:

From Frank Brzeski.

An Invite to your members to a run in the northwest for machines with engines and pedals

The Inaugural Derek Ashworth Celebration Run

With unavoidably short notice, this will set out from the Farmers' Arms, Chorley Road, Bispham Green, Parbold L40 3SL on Sunday 1 October 2017. Meet at 10am, which is when the pub will open for breakfast, coffee, butties etc., etc., and aim to ride out before 11am.

This is a non-denominational event - it is not affiliated to any Club or Group, but is open to and welcomes any friend of Derek. Since Derek's enthusiasm was mainly directed at Autocycles, we want as many of these as you can bring! If you've got one, - bring it. Ride it if you can. Just let it see the light of day!

The ride will be about 35 miles in total, heading for Frederick's Ice Cream Parlour on Bolton Road, Chorley PR7 4AL where we shall stop for a Raspberry Ripple/Rum and Raisin combo since that was Derek's favourite.

Suitable refreshed we will ride to Rivington Top Barn BL6 7SP to amaze and parade in front of the throngs of bikers who congregate there every Sunday. Further food and drink will be available at Rivington. But more importantly, there are prizes!

Derek's Daughters are offering a trophy for the Best Autocycle, in Derek's memory, a A Shield for the best Machine with Engine and Pedals is also to be presented, again in Derek's memory since he was always keen on the traditional definition of Moped. These will be voted for by riders, and spectators at Rivington, and will be presented at the end of the Run.

Which will be back at the Farmers' Arms after an easy downhill ride in bright sunshine and with a following wind. We're aiming to get there in time for a late lunch, if anyone wants one, and if things go smoothly! See for the lunch menu. Sunday Roast is also available.

Whilst Autocycles will be the theme, it's more important that you just turn up, ride, and enjoy the company - so don't miss it!

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