2012 RIDE RECAP
On June 9, 2012, it was cold and
windy, and raining hard with plenty of thunder and lightning. The Dying
to Ride Memorial run was held anyway. Twelve brave riders weathered the
storm in memory of the fallen riders. The memorial was a wet one. The
plaque was mounted with a wet screwdriver into a wet wooden post set in
the wet grounds of the Robin Hood Pub, where Rob Mills' collision took
place in which Dying to Ride was bourn out of.
Dying to Ride now has a facebook presence with almost 3,000 and
non facebook membership database, The Face Book page is
growing fast in membership, and the non Facebook datatbase has outgrown
the facebook database by thirty times in the second year of DTR.
We thank those who joined Dying to Ride.
The ride took off for Leeds after a moment of silence and rode about 60 miles
before the rain stopped and the sun peeked through the clouds. By the
time we reached Leeds, it was nice, but a little on the cool side.
A large crowd at Squires were waiting for the band Night Train. The memorial
ceremony was held at 7:08 p.m GMT immediately followed by the music
of Night Train. The house was packed and we had a great night of great
music and camping.
Dying to Ride thanks those twelve who braved that cold rainy day to
honour those riders who have fallen. We thank the crowd who came to see
Night Train. The night was
a huge success.
Dying to Ride thanks all who sponsored this ride. Your names were read
right before the band started its second set. We thank Squires Cafe for
the place to hold this event.
We look forward to the second Saturday of next June. We are considering
expanding the camping and music to three nights next year. We are
considering adding two more bands next year and plenty of