This year the Mickley Picnic is being held on a Tuesday instead of the normal Monday.
Representatives for FPDRG were out in force and enjoying the goodies and atmosphere of The Yorkshire Children of Courage Awards.
There's nothing like a change in hat regulation to keep riding-reliant charities such as ourselves on their toes!
Fortunately, our dedicated trustee and ride leader Sue Oxley was not going to rest until she'd tracked down the right hats, in the right size., however confusing those sizings were. Here she describes the challenges she faced in the suprsingly complex world of riding hats. Do your best to keep up!
Our notice board, situated on the outside wall of the office, was looking a little weary. To put a new notice on we had to balance the doors on our head, so Karl our joiner made some new doors with shatter proof glass which we can now open with ease. One of our volunteers, Sarah Randon, offered to design and make a new background for the notices which she donated to the Charity.
So my legs have finally recovered from this year’s Yorkshire Warrior, with the last remaining bruises slowly fading.
The weather was dry, however, don't be fooled...what nature fails to provide, the organisers will... MUD, in abundance!
This year's 10 mile course took us from the Yorkshire Showground, down through the underpass, familiar to many of you from our rides, and on to the fields beyond Follifoot. It returns through a kilometre long tunnel, hidden beneath Rudding Park and used by Winston Churchill for his train during the war.
The camaraderie between all the participants was great, with lots of help on hand if someone needed a leg up over the 30 obstacles! The worst obstacle has to be the ice bath, just when you think you're nearly home, it's very cruel!
Thanks to everyone who so kindly donated, it proved a great incentive to train and complete the course and I'm delighted to say it raised £600 for FPDRG so it was worth the pain!