FRED WHITTON CHALLENGE 2015 - MEMBER FEEDBACK
If anyone is out of pocket for stuff they brought let me know and I will reimburse, cheers. Really enjoyed it, but determined to be back for the rough and tumble next year for me.
P.S. FW now has a feed station number 3!!”
Grant Law (H92)
Delighted to be part of the gazebo madhouse up on Cold Fell. Warra we like??? Like to think that we as a club will get some good feedback after that. These are great, great days. Cherish em..”
Irvine Block – The Swerve (H92)
One guy came up to me in the tent after the event and asked me to thank you all. He said he was in a dark place but the pop and sweets sorted him out. Nice one H92”
Neil Rowley – Rowlers (H92)
To see you guys and the support you handed out, filling bottles, sorting out food and then a massive push from Biggo and Kitch was awesome. After having 2 punctures before Troutbeck I was in 2 minds about getting to Keswick then jacking it in but at the back at my mind I wanted to experience the Honister 92 experience on Cold Fell. I have only been a member for less than a year but wish I had joined much earlier.
Thanks once again.”
John McGrane (H92)
Dave Robinson – Dr Dave (H92)
I heard you from pretty much Ennerdale Bridge and I though "Bugger - the wind is coming in that direction". But no - you were actually making that much noise. Elementary get-yourself-isolated-from-Fangs error scuppered my time, but it was a most excellent day out otherwise. Big up to the individuals around the course and marshaling too who I suspect will have no voices tonight. Another top day.”
Leon Bond (H92)
The support was the best I have seen and heard round the course today, topped off with the Cold Fell H92 Party!!!!! Loads of groups of children with their parents really getting into the spirit of things.
For any member who is yet to have ago, it's a must. Regardless of time you really do have to experience it for yourselves. You will not be disappointed, as I'm sure any first timer today will tell you. Everyone is capable if you put the effort in. The event has really grown since my first ride, 600 entrants. Grant and others will have done it with less. So get it pencilled in for 2016!!!”
Craig Kitchen – Norbet (H92)
As a spectator/supporter on Cold Fell the atmosphere was sensational. Is there any other club that comes close to ours? Complete strangers being Encouraged, Fed, Watered, Pushed, Mechanicals. As others have already posted there is a incredible amount of effort and work that goes into putting on a support station as ours - well done guys. I suggest we ensure we all fly the H92 flag and let's get down to the presentation evening, Lofty will be really touched by our level of support, let's not forget the origin of this great event and what it generates for charities. This year the total could go past £1M. The presentation ride is class, (unless you snap a chain), the elite lads in our club will not be disappointed with the pace, but it caters for all abilities. Well done H92!!”
Graeme Campbell – Campo (H92)
Had a couple of messages saying how the Cold Fell crew enthusiasm really picked them up when they had hit a wall and we were thanked immensely by those riders who we supplied with refreshments along the way. Pretty sure some of them thought they were hallucinating at this point.
Top job all well done.”
Nicola Kitchen (H92)
Well done to all and thanks again.”
Adam Young (H92)
Ash Ryan (H92)
Best quote of the day for me from some lady who was feeding me hand full of jelly babies on Cold Fell - "there 100 calories in 4 of these" absolutely brilliant. An epic club, event if you've never done it before you should just for the experience. Some awesome performances as well today from some super fit Honister lads and epic performances from Sue and Lorna as the ladies contingent. Thank you Honister 92 - also Ray with a "come on Honister 92" shout going up Whinlatter - see you on CCW !! Thanks to all as the sound and food was awesome and the amount of supporters was brilliant - well done Honister 92 another epic Fred !!”
Darran Litt Wilson (H92)
Also thanks to Ray and Mick for their words of encouragement out on the road.
Cheers again all, very proud to be a member of this damned fine club!”
Lloyd Thompson (H92)
Yesterday I got off my bike and said never again, today I'm thinking what I need to do to improve for next year.”
John Glaister – Shire (H92)
Great effort all round!”
Rob McLaughlin (H92)
I was personally getting myself into a dark place with the head wind and rain but as I approached the cattle grid, the noise from you nutters just made me smile all the way back to Grasmere, so thanks for that.”
Kev Jackson – Jacko (H92)
Kev Mahone (H92)
I would also like to say how good our group worked together for the first half of the event. I think that set us all up to go on to great times well done all involved on the road and off it makes me proud to be part of such a fantastic club.”
Scott Teare – Flapper (H92)
Grant Finley – Yan Amp (H92)
When I told Lofty last year that I was going to ride it just the once, he warned me that I'd get hooked, and I loved it and had a great day out. I've scrounged enough sponsorship to get another ride next year.
I wasn't too surprised to get passed by the tandems, I had to do a double take at the folding bike, and when the penny farthing came past me going up Wrynose I thought there must have been some good medicine in my last gel.”
Lorna Gold - (H92)