2014 Event

News from 2014

Updated results for 2014 are available here Marlow Red Kite Ride Results 2014 v2 Photos of the event are available from SportivePhoto

Sue Baretto and Naomi Riches on tandemNaomi Riches completes 80 miles:

Paralympic gold medallist Naomi Riches didn’t quite know what to expect when she entered her first sportive at the weekend. “It was quite a journey, I got through two pilots but only managed 80 miles. Next year I’ll manage the 100,” she later wrote on Twitter. See cyclosport for the full story


Raffle prize winners
Thanks to everyone who bought a raffle ticket. The winners were:

GoPro Hero3 camera Simon Moore
Signed 2014 Commonwealth Games Gilet Martin Siertsema
Hospitality Wasps Rugby tickets Mark Venning
2 First Class Great Western train Tickets Richard Rees-Davies
Meal for 2 at The Frog in Skirmett Debbie Heath
£50.00 meal vouchers at The Chequers Inn in Fingest. Richard Ellis
£50.00 voucher for Cyclecare in High Wycombe. Niomi Barham
2 sports massage sessions with the Lotus Centre – prize provided by Lorna Kennard Paul Mander


There are many people to thank for helping run this event. In particular we would like to thank

  • 5th Marlow Bridge Scout Group for the loan of equipment
  • Great Marlow School for loan of tables
  • Saddle Safari (our local bike shop) for pre-start suport
  • Dawes Cycles for loan of the tandem used by Naomi Riches
  • Gary Sinclair from HS Sports
  • Mark Doel from British Cycling for the site presentation material
  • Mark Venning the bike outrider
  • BMW for lending us the lead car
  • Rob Taylor of Western International Market for supplying the bananas for the third year
  • Muc Off
  • Rebellion Brewery
  • Sainsbury’s for the bread rolls
  • Lynn Johnson at Dun and Bradstreet for the parking facilities
  • The Drummond Clinic
  • The Police bike marking team
  • Socomec and Impact equipment for donating the Red Kite Ride banners
  • Hawes Group for the loan of the barriers
  • Kevin Easterbrook, RAF Cycling Association for the pop up tents and banner
  • Panos Oktaras, RAF High Wycombe for the hot water boiler and thermos flasks
  • Mark Harvey from Take3tri for the bike fit discount
  • All the raffle prize donors
  • Above all, the volunteers especially the friends and families of Marlow Riders who gave their time to make the event such a success