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Aug 1, 2021 | Personal reflections

A birthday ride for Lorna

Today, 1 August 2021, would have been Lorna Brooke’s 38th birthday. Ist August is also the unforgettable Yorkshire day and Minden Day, so I was always reminded of her birthday. It leaves a gaping hole today where I would have posted birthday wishes to her on Facebook. I am so grateful, however, for having had the privilege of knowing this remarkable woman for most of her life. No more words.

It would have been good to be in Scotland with Lorna’s family and the Ride for Lorna Team today of all days, but I am grateful I was able to join them from a distance as I completed my personal Ride for Lorna this morning, completing nearly 80km and climbing over 1,100 m up to Cockayne and back the long way. A headwind from the North made the climb up Bransdale a bit of a challenge. However, the quiet and solitude made for an ideal ride to remember Lorna.

Thinking now of Kate, Tabatha, Rachel and Meg as they tackle the hilliest day of their ride around the North Coast 500. Wishing them a safe ride. Go well, Team Lorna.

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