Friends of Martin from Wolverhampton Wheelers, Rhino Velo, Paramount and Mid Shropshire Wheelers will meet at Stans Cycle Shop Shrewsbury to leave at 9.30am on the 21st July. The ride will return to the Orchard Cafe at about 11.30 for refreshments.
The ride itself will be about 30 miles, social pace passing through Westbury and Worthen where Martin and family settled after moving to Shropshire.
On the day there will be a collection for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, a brilliant local charity.
It is with great sadness that I must inform the club of the passing of Martin Stephens after a long struggle with cancer. He passed away peacefully last Saturday with his wife Hazel and their sons Dan and Jamie at his side. On the clubs behalf I offer our condolences to Hazel and family at this sad time.
Martin joined the Wheelers in the nineties when the Black Country Wheelers finished. His great passions were cyclo-cross and mountain biking. He rode strongly as a vet in the cyclo-cross league jostling for high placings in his age categories. He also competed in the road race league for many years and even managed to pull off best vet one year. His two lads Dan and Jamie also raced with the club as teenagers. Martin and family moved out to Worthen near Shrewsbury where he continued to ride and organise events with the sShropshire Wheelers and the Paramount. These two clubs are planning a commemorative ride on the 21st July. Any Wheelers wishing to join them will be welcome in their celebration of Martin's life.