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25th LIDBA BIKE RIDE PRESENTATION EVENING – £1 million TARGET ACHIEVED

One Million Pound Target Achieved

The LiDBA Bike Ride Presentation Evening on Tuesday October 20th held at the Millennium Hall , was of special significance for charity work in the Liphook area.

This year’s highly successful ride again raised a very substantial amount of money with an impressive 800 riders participating on the Main Ride and 216 on the Junior Ride. The figure raised for this year’s event was £41094-00.

But this figure is overshadowed because the total amount of money raised by LiDBA since1974 has passed £1 million reaching a total of £1,008,731-00!!

This fantastic achievement reflects enormous credit on the LiDBA members over the years, on all those who have helped with the Rides, on all the riders themselves and those who have sponsored them. Many LiDBA members have worked hard in organising rides for up to 25 years; numerous riders have participated on several occasions; and our principal Sponsor, Owens Cycles, has supported the ride for many years. Some 80 local charities currently benefit each year from this superb effort. To see the smoothly organised start of the ride at Bohunt School, and then to see the effort so many people put in so cheerfully for charity, is truly a humbling experience of great community spirit.

The Ride will continue from now on under the management of the Liphook Crankers, with the proceeds going to local charities directly or via LIDBA as before.

The 2016 Ride will be held on 12th June 2016.

LiDBA have had many positive comments about this Final Bike Ride run by LiDBA including a message from our local MP Damian Hinds which reads:-

“What an amazing achievement by LiDBA; 25 years and more than £1 million raised! i am constantly inspired by the work done by local community groups to raise funds for local charities, and none more so than LiDBA. The annual cycle race has become a firm fixture in the calendar and is a terrific way to bring the whole community together, not only to raise money through sponsorship but also to get people out on their bikes enjoying the east Hampshire countrywide around Liphook. Congratulations to everyone involved.”

Alistair Halliday, representing The Crankers, said

“It is a real honour for us all in the Liphook Crankers to be given this opportunity to take on the management of this iconic bike ride which has become such a huge success for Liphook over the past 25 years and a real jewel in the calendar. The 2015 ride was once again a real triumph and it was very useful for us to be able to understudy the LiDBA team to understand what is required in making it such a successful event.”

“We look forward to working with all the charities, businesses, volunteers and organisations that have all played their part in making it all work so smoothly and hope that as many as possible will be able to continue their support next year. We will be going live with the website with some details of 2016 which is on 12 June, and will shortly be writing to Liphook businesses about sponsorship opportunities”.

“Once again we in the Crankers would like to pay tribute to the amazing organisation, enthusiasm and tremendous work of the LIDBA association that has planned and executed such a wonderfully successful event over the past 25 years. We feel privileged to be able to have this opportunity to retain this great event as one of the premier events in the Liphook calendar”.

Charity Bike Ride
Sunday 7th June 2015

Ben Williams - first rider home Once again near perfect weather for 2015 Charity Bike Ride.

The first rider back was Ben Williams. First ladies back were (jointly) Annika Gleichmann and Jackie Johnson.

This year we had a total of 1,015 riders on the day. 799 on the main ride and 216 juniors going around and around the field at Bohunt.

Congratulations to all the riders who took part today, last year the ride raised over £44,000 for local charities and causes, lets see if they can smash that this year and get the total raised by LiDBA to well over a MILLION pounds! So please remember to collect your sponsorship money.

Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us including - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, Ben Lawrance for the PA system and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - especially Owens Cycles for their assistance on the day.



Annika Gleichmann and Jackie Johnson - first ladies home

Junior ride

If you would like to make a donation please use this 'Donate' button. It will be shared across all the listed charities and causes for this year.


Presentation Evening
14th October 2014

LiDBA Chairman Geoff Goulston welcomed everybody to the annual Liphook Bike Ride charity presentation evening in the Millennium Hall Liphook when the funds raised at the 2014 Liphook Annual Charity Bike Ride were distributed.

LiDBA Charity evening

This year it was most fortunate that ideal weather prevailed on the day of the Ride, making it so enjoyable for all participants, and, even more important, there were no serious accidents.

Once again LiDBA had marvellous support from the charities and the wonderful riders that made this year’s ride a most enjoyable event. There was just a hiccup caused by a minor road accident on the course, 15 minutes before the off, unrelated to the bike ride, but due to police dexterity the start of the Ride was only delayed by 10 minutes.

This Bike Ride could not be run without a relatively small group of fabulous helpers. Geoff thanked all those who helped with the organisation, and especially to the main LiDBA organisers Stuart Munro and Rick Beynon.

The Liphook Scouts, Liphook Guides, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, the Marshals, Hampshire Police, the many sponsors especially Owens Cycles all contributed to the success of the event.

LiDBA are grateful to their families and friends for their help, especially with rider registration, and to all the LiDBA members. As always, special thanks are due to the team of Marshalls who are positioned at strategic points around the route to assist the Riders.

Thanks were also given to all those Charities who ran stalls on the day. These had varying levels of financial success, but are so important to add to the atmosphere of the occasion, and they require a lot of input.

This year there were 925 main Riders and 168 Junior Riders, a total of 1093 riders, a level similar to previous years. One notable statistic was the 142 Riders who made the most of the fine weather and paid £25 ‘on the day’ giving a boost to the funds raised.

Geoff then went on to report that the amount raised this year is currently £44,189 with further money expected soon to boost this total.

The next and 25th Charity Bike Ride will be held on 7th June 2015. With this event, it is hoped that the total sum raised by LiDBA since its formation in 1975 – currently £967,637 - will pass one million pounds.

LiDBA are hoping to mark the 25th Bike Ride with some special little tweaks – not yet finally decided, but something to watch out for!

Geoff went on to say that in recent years, with falling membership, it has become increasingly difficult to ensure sufficient numbers of LiDBA members are available for the Bike Ride, with the resultant risk of compromising on safety, which LiDBA is not prepared to do.

Geoff noted that LiDBA have been looking for people prepared to take over the running of the event. They approached the charities, and got much encouragement to continue, but not sufficient offers of help – understandable in that they have their own charities to run, and many of these are finding the same problem.

LiDBA also approached parents through several of the local schools and got absolutely no response from them, which was very disappointing.

However, LiDBA are pleased to announce that a group drawn from ‘Liphook Crankers’, will be taking over the Bike Ride organisation in 2016. Members of The Crankers, enthusiastic cyclists, are passionate to ensure the inclusive nature of the Bike Ride continues.

They will ‘shadow’ LiDBA on the 2015 Bike Ride organisation, and ensure that there is a seamless transfer of the Bike Ride management for 2016 to maintain the Annual Liphook Charity Bike Ride for future years. The Crankers have also stressed their keenness for LiDBA to continue with the responsibility for distribution of the funds collected, so our connection with the Charities can be maintained and deepened. We believe this to be a winning formula for all parties.

AND the Date for the 2016 ride has been set for 12th June 2016.

Geoff and LiDBA are sure the Charities will continue to give the Crankers the support and enthusiasm that has been the case over the last 24 years.

Alistair Halliday, from the Crankers, then said a few words of introduction.

He mentioned that the members of Liphook Crankers were delighted to be able to take up the opportunity to manage the Liphook Charity Ride after 2015 - and retain it as one of the premier events in the Liphook calendar.

The Steering Group is formed out of the Liphook Crankers who are a group of keen cyclists who ride regularly. Along with their families they have all experienced and benefitted from the LiDBA Ride over the years. Indeed for many of them it was the LiDBA Ride which got them interested in cycling in the first place.

Alistair confirmed that the Group will aim to understudy the LIDBA team for the 2015 Ride next year and then be in a position to take over the management of the ride for 2016 and beyond.

Alistair paid tribute to the amazing organisation, enthusiasm and tremendous work of the LiDBA association that has set up, planned and executed such a wonderfully successful event over the past 24 years. The Steering Group feel privileged to be able to have this opportunity to retain this great event in Liphook for the future.


Charity Bike Ride
Sunday 8th June 2014

Perfect weather for 2014 Charity Bike Ride. The start was delayed by 7 minutes because of an unrelated incident on the B2070 (old A3) at its' junction with station Road.



The first rider back was Mike Smith from Liphook, the first time he had entered the ride (having competed in London on Saturday !). Leony Sadler was the first lady back.

Mike Smith - first rider home  Leony Sadler - first lady rider home

This year we had a total of 1,093 riders on the day. 925 on the main ride and 168 juniors going around and around the field at Bohunt.

Junior ride

Congratulations to all the riders who took part today, last year the ride raised over £55,000 for local charities and causes, lets see if they can smash that this year. So please remember to collect your sponsorship money

Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us including - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, Ben Lawrance for the PA system and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - especially Owens Cycles for their assistance on the day.


Charity Evening
Tuesday 8th October 2013

Liphook & District Businessmen's Association (LiDBA)

Charity Representatives with their LiDBA cheques at the Presentation evening

LiDBA Charity evening


Charity Bike Ride
Sunday 9th June 2013

riders waiting to start

Overcast but no rain for the start of the 2013 LiDBA annual charity bike ride. Weather conditions for the ride were near perfect. The ride was started this year by our very own Paralympic Medal Winner - Olivia Breen.

Olivia Breen starting the LiDBA annual charity bike ride

The first rider back was Chris Lillywhite. Emily Iredale was the first lady back.

Chris Lillywhite - first rider home  Emily Iredale - first lady rider home

This year we had a total of 1,052 riders on the day. 916 on the main ride and 136 juniors going around and around the field at Bohunt.

Junior ride

Congratulations to all the riders who took part today, last year the ride raised over £43,000 for local charities and causes, lets see if they can smash that this year. So please remember to collect your sponsorship money

Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, Ben Lawrance for the PA system and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - especially Owens Cycles for their assistance on the day.


Charity Bike Ride
Sunday 9th June 2013

Raffle prize winners

Griggs - Owen Cycles £200 voucher
John Pontet - Champneys Relax day

There were 4 bundles of vouchers from Liphook Motors
  • Rowlandson - full service, MOT and valet
  • Spratt - full service, MOT and valet
  • Bushe - oil and aircon service
  • Pothecary - oil and aircon service

    Moss - Old Thorns 2 course carvery meal for two
    Dorothy Farren - Chilli Nights restaurant voucher
    Land - Ye Olde Tea Shoppe Sunday roast lunch for two

  • Charity Evening
    Tuesday Oct 9th 2012

    Liphook & District Businessmen's Association (LiDBA) rounded off another successful Annual Bike Ride event with their charities evening at which funds raised were distributed across 64 charities and causes.

    LiDBA Charity evening

    This years chairman Bernard Bayly announced the total raised was £43,036 bringing the total raised over 22 years to £797,000. He thanked the many people who contribute to the success of the event, not least the generous sponsors and congratulated the riders taking part in raising much-needed funds for their chosen charity or cause. Looking to next years ride on June 9th he emphasised the need for additional volunteers to help marshal the ride along it's 25 mile route to help retain the rides reputation for safety and fun.

    LiDBA money raised only from bike ride

    Bernard Bayly congratulated his fellow LiDBA member Rick Beynon on being awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of his immense contribution to administering the Bike Ride over many years. Rick Beynon generously commented the he considered the award to be a reflection on the whole LiDBA Bike Ride activity, from his fellow members, all the events many supporters and of the charities and riders that take part.

    A number of charities attending set up displays explaining their activity. Frensham Sailing Club's "Sailability" for people with disability current focus was on encouraging young people to experience sailing and develop a life long active hobby. Liphook Community Support Laundry for the elderly was focused on raising money to sustain their service and pay towards a long required gas main update, cost £2,000. North East Hampshire Friendship Network, which provides a meeting venue and support at Kingsley Centre commented that with reduction in authority grants events such at the Bike Ride along with sponsored walks and discos are of increased importance to fund raising. Also present were St John Ambulance promoting recruitment of new members and the Rosemary Foundation explaining the charities work in facilitating "hospice at home". TLC's stand explained it's activity through volunteers of supporting and befriending people in the community with life threatening conditions. Liphook Scouts & Guides were keen to promote their project "Christmas Box" collection for the older residents of the community as part of their Queens Diamond Jubilee activity.

    A general comment across all charities was the ever-increasing need to raise funds from events such as the LiDBA Bike Ride, for example Myasthenia Gravis Association proudly displayed the fact of it's raising £29,000 over 14 years. On behalf of all attending Rob Abraham representing Conford Village Hall thanked LiDBA for running the Bike ride which always creates such a most enjoyable day and for its contribution to the fund raising capability of the supported charities and causes.


    Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 10th June 2012

    Raffle prize winners

  • Owens Cycle bike voucher - Griffies
  • Forest Mere relax day - Mrs S Payne
  • Old Thorns Spa Day - Mike Gardner
  • Old Thorns Golf 4 ball - Mrs Hutton
  • Sunday lunch - Ye Olde Tea Shoppe Midhurst - Macdonald
  • Mill Tavern meal for 2 - Mrs Bray
  • Wine voucher - Mrs Molyneux (donated by Age Concern Liphook)
  • Meal for 2 - Applegarth Restaurant Grayshott


  • Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 10th June 2012

    Elite riders waiting to start

    Overcast but no rain for the start of the 2012 LiDBA annual charity bike ride



    The first rider back, Tom Ilett, completed the course in exactly 1 hour, an amazing time.

    The first lady rider back was Lucy Johnson. She completed the course in 1hr 9 mins,

    Tom Ilett - first rider home  Lucy Johnson - first lady rider home

    Congratulations to all the riders who took part today, last year the ride raised over £52,000 for local charities and causes, lets see if they can smash that this year. So please remember to collect your sponsorship money

    Junior ride

    Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - principally Owens Cycles.


    Charity Evening - Tuesday 4th October 2011

    LiDBA presents cheques

    On Tuesday 4th October at the Millennium Hall, LiDBA distributed £52,081 to 80 local Charities and Causes, bringing the total amount raised by all the 21 LiDBA Bike Rides over the ¾ million pound milestone.

    This year’s Bike Ride was also the first in its 21 years, to fall on one of the coldest and wettest days in June, with torrential rain and miserable conditions. Despite LiDBA’s misgivings and concerns that no one would turn up, they were proved wrong. It did not deter the riders or the stallholders who showed the Dunkirk spirit by turning up with gazebos and plastic sheets, to provide refreshments and usual stalls. One hundred and twenty-seven riders turned up on the day to join those riders already booked in, and despite everything, the total was only 10% down on the previous year.

    On behalf of LiDBA, organiser Rick Beynon, thanked all those who voluntarily help out on the day, including Liphook Guides, Petersfield ATC, Liphook Scouts, St. John’s Ambulance, its Corporate Sponsors, those who give their time as marshals and also LiDBA’s wives and families and friends for their patience and support. Rick went to thank all the Charities who take part, without whom LiDBA could not hold the Bike Ride. Over eighty charities are now regularly using the LiDBA Bike Ride to raise substantial sums for their cause.

    A special thank you went to Owen’s Cycles who not only support the Raffle and the printing of the raffle tickets, but also provide the invaluable Bike Repair Service on the day. With the adverse weather conditions, they were kept extremely busy along the route.

    Rick went on to announce an important change for the 2012 Bike Ride – simply four words "NO HELMET, NO RIDE". All riders for the 25-mile Adult Ride, the Junior Ride participants and children who ride on a back seat of parents’ bikes and “tag along” bikes will be turned back at the start if they are found not to be correctly wearing a proper cycle helmet. Children in towed carts with “roof” may ride at their parents’ discretion. All those who attended the Presentation Evening unanimously approved of this new Policy.

    The 2012 LiDBA Bike Ride will be held on Sunday June 10th.


    Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 12th June 2011

    Raffle prize winners

  • £250 voucher from Owens Cycles - T Thorne
  • Spa Day for 2 at Forest Mere (Champneys) - Mrs J Eagle
  • Twilight Star package for 2 at Old Thorns - Murdoch
  • 4 ball golf at Old Thorns - S Bath
  • Slot Car Racing session - Mrs Chaney
  • Lunch for 2 at Ye Olde Tea Shoppe in Midhurst - Nigel Wells


  • Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 12th June 2011

    Riders waiting to start

    The continuous drizzle did not seem to deter the keen riders attending todays charity ride.

    Elite rider start

    Main ride start

    The first rider back, Mark, completed the course in 1hr 3 mins, which considering the poor weather and slippery road conditions is an amazing time.

    The first lady rider back was Emily. She had never ridden in the LiDBA bike ride before. She completed the course in 1hr 7 mins, just 4 minutes behind the fastest rider. I believe that might be the nearest a lady rider has ever been to the first rider back.

    Mark - first rider home  Emily - first lady rider home

    Congratulations to all the riders who took part today, last year the ride raised nearly £65,000 for local charities and causes, lets see if they can smash that this year. So, if you have sponsored a rider please be generous and increase your money to cover the poor conditions that they have braved today.

    Junior ride

    Even the junior ride was well attended with one young lad completing the course on the Bohunt field using a unicycle !

    Junior ride - unicycle

    Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - principally Owens Cycles.

    A stop motion video of the whole circuit. Relive the entire LIDBA course from the comfort of your armchair!




    Presentation Evening
    Tuesday 5th October 2010

    LiDBA presents cheques

    LiDBA presented local charities and causes with the proceeds from the annual charity bike ride. The Millennium Hall, Liphook.


    Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 13th June 2010

    LiDBA bike ride, First man back  LiDBA bike ride, First lady back

    First rider back was Tom Ilett (104). He finished the course in 1 hour and 24 seconds and was riding for our general charities.

    The first lady rider back was Melissa Petronikolos (166) finishing in 1 hour and 6 minutes. We believe she was riding for Rowans Hospice.

    LiDBA bike ride, junior ride
    Junior riders at Bohunt

    Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - principally Owens Cycles.

    Please remember to start collecting your sponsorship money and paying it into the bank using the coded slips provided in your rider pack.

    LiDBA Bike Ride Charities Evening
    £61,447 raised in 2009

    The annual LiDBA Charity evening was held at the Millennium Hall on 13th October 2009. At the evening LiDBA announced that the Charity Bike Ride, held in June, had raised £61447-00 which is a record in the 19 years of the Bike Ride. 72 local charities will benefit from the proceeds of the Ride and those attending the evening were given their cheques. Barbara Crook was awarded the Michaelson Cup for outstanding services to the Ride since the event was started.

    The next Ride will take place on Sunday 13th June 2010.

    LiDBA are always looking for volunteers to help with administration on the day, marshalling or crowd control. If you would like to offer your help please contact me at roger.miller@lidba.co.uk.


    Charity Bike Ride
    Sunday 7th June 2009

    This year we had a total of 1,506 riders on the day. The largest number in the history of the bike ride!

    LiDBA bike ride, David Meadows

    First rider back was David Meadows (number 1448) who came up from Somerset to take part in the Ride. He finished the course in exactly 1 hour.

    The first lady rider back was Helen Macdonald (rider 175).

    LiDBA bike ride, junior ride
    Junior riders at Bohunt

    Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - principally Owens Cycles.

    Please remember to start collecting your sponsorship money and paying it into the bank using the coded slips provided in your rider pack.

    LiDBA Bike Ride Charities Evening
    Tuesday 28th October 2008

    LiDBA presents cheques

    LiDBA presented cheques to 61 local charities and causes, being the proceeds from the annual charity bike ride.



    LiDBA Bike Ride 8th June 2008

    A great day for the Charity Ride !

    LiDBA 2008 charity bike ride

    This year we had 1,114 riders on the main ride, the largest numbers of riders ever. There were also 258 juniors who completed their ride around the field at Bohunt, making a total of 1,472 riders. Congratulations to all of them.

    The first rider back was Mark Taylor (rider 171). Mark was riding for local charities. His time was exactly 60 minutes.

    The first lady rider back was Lisa Abrey (rider 1365) in 70 minutes, also riding for local charities.

    Mark Taylor  Lisa Abrey

    A total of 51 charities and causes entered teams in this years ride.

    Thanks as ever to everyone who helped us - Liphook Guides, Liphook Scouts, Petersfield ATC, St John Ambulance, and loads and loads of unnamed individuals who turn out to help with marshalling the ride and generally helping it all run smoothly. Also all our sponsors - principally Owens Cycles.

    Please remember to start collecting your sponsorship money and paying it into the bank using the coded slips provided in your rider pack.


    Charity bike ride 2007

    The total proceeds for the 2007 ride were £ 51,500 - congratulations to everyone who took part and collected sponsorship.

    Cheques were presented to the charities and causes on the 4th October.

    BLISS, MacMillan and Lynchmere Cricket Club, all raised over £2000 from the efforts of their supporters - well done.

    BLISS receiving cheque  Lynchmere Cricket Club receiving cheque

    Pictured above are Diane Bennett of BLISS and David Hains of Lynchmere Cricket Club, receiving their cheques from Philip Jordan (LiDBA Chairman).

    Michaelson Cup presented to Liphook District Guides and Brownies The Michaelson Cup has been presented annually for a number of years now in recognition of an individual or organisation that has worked tirelessly for the good of our community.

    This year we have decided to present it to a group that encourages youngsters to reach their potential, while recognising that some will be less able to do that than others - the Liphook District Guides and Brownies

    They also play two key roles in the Bike Ride for which we are eternally grateful. First, they run all the refreshment stops giving drinks, help and encouragement to the Riders. Second, and more importantly, they give all of us at Bohunt tea and bacon sandwiches to keep us going through what is a very long morning. Seen here is Jess Topping receiving the Michaelson Cup.

    LiDBA supported charities and causes 2007

    LiDBA Bike Ride 10th June 2007

    Another great Charity Ride !

    After the unexpected rain on Saturday evening, we were blessed with wonderful weather for the ride.

    You might like to read an amusing "en route" commentary of the ride by Martin Hodgson of Friends of Liphook Junior School. Martin's Diary - a pdf file.

    Pictures from the day can be viewed by clicking below. If you would like one or two high resolution copies of images, please let us know the number and we will email them to you.

    Pre-start photographs
    Start photographs
    Finish photographs
    Junior ride photographs
    Stalls photographs

    LiDBA 2007 charity bike ride

    This year we had 974 riders on the main ride, slightly lower than last year. 220 juniors completed their ride around the field at Bohunt. Congratulations to all of them.

    The first rider back was Mark Bruce (rider 52). Mark was riding as a member of the Friends of Liphook Junior School ('FOLJS') team. Mark was presented with a clock showing the route of the ride. His time was exactly 60 minutes.

    The first lady rider back was Alison Sutcliffe (rider 63) in 76 minutes, she was also the first lady back in 2005. She was riding for the Melanie Braysher Trust. Alison was also presented with a LiDBA clock.

    Mark Bruce, Friends of Liphook Junior School  Alison Sutcliffe, Melanie Braysher Trust

    Philip Jordan (LiDBA Chairman) presenting the clocks.

    Mark Bruce, Friends of Liphook Junior School  Alison Sutcliffe, Melanie Braysher Trust

    Pictured here is Jos Bayly picking the winning draw tickets.

    Jos also made the clocks that were presented to the first male and female riders.
    Jos Bayly drawing raffle tickets


    We would like to thank our sponsors for their support this year. Owens Cycles as always managed to save the day for many cyclists by repairing bikes as they broke down around the route. Passfield Self Storage was our main sponsor this year. Their tremendous financial support has covered all the costs of the ride and more, ensuring that an even greater sum of money can be donated back to the charities. The proceeds from riders not riding for a specific charity are shared amongst those we support.

    Please remember to start collecting your sponsorship money and paying it into the bank using the coded slips provided in your rider pack.

    picture by Peter Groves

    Members bike ride

    members bike ride, LiDBA

    In the run up to the main charity ride on the 10th June, a group of LiDBA members ride around the route as, of course, they are unable to ride on the day.

    This year 9 members, fronted by our Chairman Phil Jordan set off at 9:50am. The ride is traditionally followed by a Bar-B-Q.


    Charity bike ride 2006

    The total proceeds for the 2006 ride were £ 51,547 - congratulations to everyone who took part and collected sponsorship.

    That's nearly £2,000 more than was raised last year from the event.

    Cheques were presented to the charities and causes on the 5th October.

    Philip Jordan, LiDBA  Rick Beynon, LiDBA

    Pictured above are Philip Jordan and Rick Beynon during the evening.

    Charity Bike Ride 11th June 2006

    Well, what a fantastic day, we hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

    First rider back was Nigel Young in 1 hour 2 minutes, Nigel was first home last year in exactly the same time, well done.

    First lady back was Fiona Sherrin (rider 80) riding for local charities. Fiona completed the route in 1 hour 17 minutes, congratulations.

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2006, Nigel Young    LiDBA charity bike ride 2006, Fiona Sherrin

    There was a total of 1131 riders on the road and 210 juniors on the field this year.

    BLISS had the largest entry this year with 59 on the main ride and 7 on the junior ride. This is just a few of the main riders.

    Bliss team, LiDBA 2006


    Pictures from the day can be viewed by clicking below:

  • Pre-start
  • Start
  • Junior ride
  • Around Bohunt
  • First home


  • Presentation Evening - 6th October 2005

    The total proceeds for the 2005 LiDBA bike ride were £49,547.

    LiDBA bike ride presentation - 6th October 2005

    Last night at the Bramshott Parish Club And Institute in Liphook, 59 charities received their cheques from LiDBA, which included the money that their own riders had raised and a 'top up' from the funds that LiDBA themselves had generated from the ride.

    Twelve charities received over £1,000 each, with BLISS raising nearly £4,000 and MERGE getting £3,700 - congratulations to you all on your efforts.

    LiDBA bike ride presentation - 6th October 2005
    BLISS receiving their cheque from Peter Lawrance, LiDBA Chairman.
    LiDBA bike ride presentation - 6th October 2005
    MERGE receiving their cheque from Peter Lawrance, LiDBA Chairman.

    LiDBA Charity bike ride - Sunday 12 June 2005

    £49,547 raised in 2005

    We hope you all enjoyed the day. There were 1112 cyclists on the main ride and one man who ran the entire course!

    Over 180 juniors took part by riding around the field at Bohunt. Laurance (aged 7) rode an amazing 114 laps !

    First rider back was Nigel Young (rider 164) in 1 hour 2 minutes. That is 2 minutes faster than last years best time.

    First lady back was Alison Sutcliffe (rider 240) riding for the Melanie Braysher Trust, congratulations. We believe Alison completed the route in 1 hour 11 Minutes.

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2005, Nigel Young    LiDBA charity bike ride 2005, Alsion Sutcliffe

    The prize for the best fancy dress went to Marion Ede, riding for local charities.

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2005, Marion Ede

    Some other fancy dress riders ...

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2005, Adrian    LiDBA charity bike ride 2005, Jan

    Images from the day ...

  • Junior ride
  • Stalls
  • St John Ambulance


  • You can print off copies of the pictures or have them printed for you on mugs, 'T' shirts and mouse mats, just click on the 'Buy Prints' button under the picture of your choice.

    Press / Charities - please note - High resolution copies of any of the 2005 images can be e-mailed to you (each around 1Mb in size). Just e-mail us the image number that you want to photos@lidba.co.uk



    Congratulations to all who took part. Remember to start collecting your sponsorship money and paying it in using the supplied slips (which are coded to your rider number).


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    LiDBA Annual bike ride - 2004 Charity Presentation

    The Presentation evening was held on the 7th October at the Bramshott Club & Institute, Liphook. 66 charities and local organisations benefited from this years ride.

    The total proceeds for the 2004 ride has now reached

    £ 54,764


    this has exceeded the previous best of £ 52,117 in 2001.

    So a big congratulations to everyone who took part.

    LiDBA 2004 bike ride proceeds presentation

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    2004 LiDBA Bike Ride held 13th June

    With massive support from all quarters, the Event has grown every year since and 2004 was the biggest one yet. With the help of Police from 3 counties, nearly 1300 riders took part in glorious sunshine on a course going down the old A3, left on to the A272 towards Midhurst, left at Rogate and up Rogate Hill, down through the Borden Woods to Milland and back to Liphook via the dreaded Lynchmere Hill.

    140 Junior Riders rushed around a special course on the grass fields at Bohunt and in the end, nearly £55,000 was raised for local charities, causes and associations, much of it from the efforts of their own supporters.

    £ 54,764 raised for local charities

    2004 Bike Ride Pictures can be seen here

    First rider back was Robert Greenwood (rider 1038) in 1 hour 4 minutes.

    No great surprise as to who the first lady back was ... Kat Spinney (rider 1039) ... Kat has been the first lady back for several years, taking 1 hour 9 minutes this year, even though she claimed to be unfit and out of practise at the start ... we don't believe a word of it.

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2004, Robert Greenwood    LiDBA charity bike ride 2004, Kat Spinney

    The prize for the best fancy dress went to Marion Ede, riding for local charities.

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2004, Marion Ede    LiDBA charity bike ride 2004, Marion Ede


    2003 LiDBA Bike Ride held 8th June

    The day was a great success - we had 924 riders on the road and there were 126 junior riders on the field at Bohunt. This is well up on the 2002 ride.

    First rider back was 1009 - Jonathan Hepper followed very closely by Paul Forde. Both in under 59 minutes, a 3 minute improvement on last year.

    Katrina Spinney was the first lady back (as she has been for a few years!) in just 66 minutes, 9 minutes faster than last year !

    LiDBA charity bike ride 2003, Jonathan Hepper    LiDBA charity bike ride 2003, Kat Spinney



    £ 44,015 raised for local charities

    2003 Bike Ride Pictures can be seen here

    2002 Lidba Bike Ride held 9th June

    With the poor weather and the close proximity of the Jubilee celebrations the number of riders was down to 888. However, they did a great job and raised over £40,000 for their charities !

    £ 40,700 raised for local charities

    2002 Bike Ride Pictures can be seen here

    There were 888 riders in the main ride, and 118 in the junior ride on the field.

    Paul Forde, rider 65 was first back in a time of 1 hour 2 mins. Paul was second rider back last year.

    The first lady rider was Katrina Spinney rider 51, taking just 1 hour 15 mins. Katrina was also first lady last year.

      


    2001 Lidba Bike Ride held 10th June

    Nearly 1100 riders took part in the main ride and along with 131 Junior Riders over £50,000 was raised for 64 local charities, causes and associations.

    £ 52,062 raised for local charities

    2001 Bike Ride Pictures can be seen here

    Seen here are the Elite riders starting and rider no.3 Peter Seliga, the first rider back, taking just 1hr 4 mins to complete the course!

    Charity Ride - Elite Start    Charity Ride - first home

    Some information about the 2001 ride
    • 1st overall - Peter Seliga, riding for Friends of Rake School
    • 2nd overall - Paul Forde, riding for local charities
    • 1st lady back - Katrina Spinney, 2nd lady back - Julia Pateman, both riding for local charities.
    • Largest charity team was Liphook Scouts with 60, 25 mile riders and 10 junior riders.
    • 560 riders, were raising funds for their own charity
    • 531 riders, were raising funds to be distributed to local charities


     

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