It was a simple idea: A bunch of bike riders from Berkhamsted, who happened to be fans of the Alford Arms, decided to organise a charity bike ride.
Just so happens that the owners of the Alford Arms have another great pub in Marlow – the Royal Oak – so what could be easier than riding from one to the other? But we didn’t want to ride non-stop, so we got The Russell Arms, Butlers Cross and the Old Queens Head, Penn involved too!
And that’s how Pedal of Honour was born. Just over 50 miles through the quietest roads and past the best scenery the Chilterns could offer, up some of the toughest hills and across the mighty Thames. A real test, but also a great day out on the bike raising money for three great charities: Hospice of St Francis, Iain Rennie and Helen & Douglas House.
Seems like quite a few people agreed and for the last six years our riders have been raising thousands of pounds and enjoying a great day’s riding. The guys at at the pubs have pulled out all the stops to help us along the way with bacon sarnies at the start, free drinks along the way and a fantastic BBQ at the end. After all, you need to refuel and rehydrate when you’re having this much fun!
This year’s ride takes place on Saturday May 13, so please save the date now and make sure you get your registration in early because we limit the numbers of riders to make Pedal of Honour just about the best, littlest charity bike ride you’ll ever take part in.
All we ask, is that you raise as much money as possible.
2017 Pedal of Honour Jersey!
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