The Middleton 100 cycle ride

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The inaugural Middleton 100 took place on Saturday 19 September 2015 – a 100km cycle ride through the West Sussex countryside. We ran the event in partnership with Athlete Lab, the cycling concept set up by Middleton client Neil Franks.

“A big ‘chapeau’ to the riders who took part in the Middleton 100,” says Mark Crampton. “A dedicated group ventured out into the beautiful countryside thankful that the torrential rain from earlier in the week had been replaced by glorious autumnal sunshine. A special thankyou to Neil Franks for providing the rendezvous for us at his lovely home.”

“And thanks also, to Nigel Mitchell, regional chairman at Knight Frank, who has been cycling in the area for 25 years. As well as cycling, he was on hand with some speedy tube changes for the surprising number of punctures the group succumbed to.”

“You chose a really special route,” said Andrew Giller, who runs Savills in Guildford. “The South Downs were simply stunning today.”

Adrian Fairbank, who travelled down from Cobham to take part added, “With great company and great

scenery this proved to be a wonderful day out without the pressures of a busy sportive ride yet with the same sense of achievement at the end.”

Ian Forrest from Liphook chipped in: “I’m tired but satisfied. With nearly 1,300 metres of vertical climbing over the route it wasn’t exactly a stroll in the park! But I’m already looking forward to next year’s ride.”

If you’d like to join us for a future Middleton 100 event, email our very own cycling enthusiast Mark Crampton.