2017

Just got home after a wet and often quite cold Cloisters Challenge. However, despite the weather, everything else was brilliant from the organisation, sign posting but most of all the fabulous volunteers, marshals, tea and coffee makers, in fact everyone involved. It was without a doubt the friendliest sportive I have ever been involved in. Many thanks to you and your brilliant team. Just a shame it is the last, but nice to end on a high.

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone involved in the ride today. It was a lovely and well organised ride - as always. Such a shame this was the last ride you are organising Thank everyone please. A great day was had by all our four riders. Best ride out of the year so far. Too much cake on board, I need to self regulate.

Just wanted to thank you for an amazing final Cloisters Bike Ride. There were nine riders from our family (three generations) and two groupies! We had a great day. Your unstinting hard work over nine years has been outstanding.

Just wanted to say thank you for all the Cloisters bike rides. I have always enjoyed the day. Everyone involved has always been so friendly and willing to help in anyway. The refreshment stops have been very welcome and yesterdays fruit cake at Cobham was great. In fact the cake at the end was great as well. Cycling and cake go together so well. The Cloisters has become an institution, what will we do next year ? Thank you to everyone for all their hard work.

I just wanted to mark the end - I've done five of them and enjoyed every minute. Not entirely sure what we will do without this at the start of our riding season! I will especially miss the wonderful cakes, lunch, cheery faces along the route checking us in... By far the best cycle event I've been to. Thank you to you and all your wonderful team.

Just to thank you for the excellent organisation of yesterday lovely cycle ride the showers we had did not mar the ride, so thank you to all your helpers. Its a shame it was the last one we miss it as rode them for the last few years, thank you once again.

A huge thank you to all who organised and supported the ride on Monday. Weather aside it was a great day and thoroughly enjoyable.

Just a thank you for a fantastic Cloisters Bike Ride. Such a pity it's the last but it was clear from the amazing organisation yesterday what a huge amount of time and effort must go into this. You only had to look around at the number of stewards, checkpoint people, lunch, tea and cake people, sign posting etc etc etc to realise what a massive undertaking it must be to run this. As one of the riders who felt fantastically looked after I'd like to thank you all for this. I had a great day. Loving the photos too, I'm clearly not the only one who enjoyed myself!

First of all, on behalf of Sidcup, many 100's of happy cyclists and of course, myself, please accept our heart given thanks to you and the team for the many hours put in to put together and pull off the much loved Cloisters event. We have enjoyed every minute of it: the course itself, the bases, your enthusiasm, the stewards and helpers who have always been so friendly and accommodating and last but not least, the now infamous homemade cakes.


2016

Just a quick note to everyone involved in the Cloisters Bike Ride yesterday to say thank you for organising such a great event. Team Sidcup Cycles had riders doing all three distances and we all appreciated the clear route markings, the friendliness of the marshals, the snacks and drinks en route, the tasty lunch and the amazing spread of cakes at the end!

Rode the Challenge ride with my wife on our tandem. We enjoyed the route and the food and the rain held off. Well done and I hope your fundraising was successful.

Many thanks to you and your team for another very well organised ride yesterday. We enjoyed the “Challenge” and as normal the refreshments were excellent and everyone was very friendly. Hope to see you all again next year.

Many thanks once again a very well organised enjoyable event many thanks to you and all the team.

Lovely day - wonderful route, superb organisation and, as promised, a splendid lunch. And the drinks and snacks at the check points were very welcome too. Many thanks to all the organisers.

My family and I took part in the Cruise ride today and we really enjoyed it! My son is 7 and he did winge a bit about the hills but he enjoyed riding on the roads and through a flood! We thought it was well marshalled, signposted and very good value for money. Lunch was lovely and the home made cakes at the end were worth the money alone. Thanks for a lovely bank holiday and see you next year.

Thank you so much for a wonderful day at the Cloisters Bike ride! My Husband, daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - we loved the route, the great organisation, wonderful food and drink and lovely atmosphere of the day.

Well done to you, your family and whole big team of helpers! We will definitely be there again next year!

I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for all the hard work that went into making it the enjoyable and well organised day it was for all us riders. I trust you will be richly rewarded in your efforts.

Just a short email to thank you and your team on organising the ride last Monday. Again the course was so well marked it would be difficult for anyone to go wrong also pass our extreme gratitude to all at the Meopham feed hall for the preparing the Ploughman’s sit down feed. Also receiving a good quality medal was a bonus and the water bidon. So thanks once again we look forward to next year’s event.

Well done on staging an excellent event. Very well organised. Lunch and cakes, etc. were very welcome.

Please pass on my thanks to all who organised yesterday. My two friends and I thoroughly enjoyed the Challenge ride and all of the refreshments along the way. The event was very well organised and we will certainly be back next year.

My friends and I completed the challenge ride yesterday (rider no 501) and just wanted to thank you for a most enjoyable day. Well done to you and all the ladies and gentleman who marshalled, organised and provided refreshments. Once again well done.

Just a quick line to congratulate you and your team on organising such an excellent bike ride on Mon. It was a great course with wonderful countryside and lanes, very well marked, good lunch and tea and exceptional weather. Well done to you all!

Thanks again for organising a wonderful day on Monday. All of our group thoroughly enjoyed the day and the refreshments!

Had a great day on Monday, hope that everything went well from the organisational side of things. There seemed to be a lot more cyclists this year than last- which was good.

Just wanted to say thank you to yourself the other organisers and all the marshals and helpers for organising such a good day on Monday. It was our first time on this but we will definitely be back next year. We did the 23 miles and the course, the food and drink and the help advice and friendliness shown to us were all excellent and made for a great cycle ride in an excellent atmosphere.

Had a fantastic day. Thank you so much!

Thank you I had a really good time and will get my Dad to join next year. Thankyou for a wonderfully organised day, the route was very enjoyable (though a little windy in places!) and I had a great time.

Great bike ride thanks for the organisation


2016

We enjoyed the ride and look forward to next year!

I would like to thank the organisers for the very pleasant day we spent last Monday. This was the 2nd Bike Ride my daughter and I have done and look forward to next year.

Firstly I’d like to say what a great day last Monday was and how well organised the whole event was, from everyone that gave their time and hard work making sure our routes were well marked and marshalled. It was my first time event and I enjoyed the whole experience apart from the 44th mile but the feeling after was such a great buzz I thought I’d drop you a line to say very well done.

Just like to congratulate you all, for the excellent organization last Monday. My friends and I all enjoyed the route, and especially the lunch stop at Meopham! The food and refreshment was superb, and unexpected. With the cakes at the end, I was completely sated. A lovely route, well thought out. Definitely be back next year.

Just a note to say thanks for a great day on Monday. Hope you raised a lot of money and I look forward to taking part again next year.

Thanks for the really excellent event see you next time

We really enjoyed the bike ride and the kids are up for going on to do the longer one next year! Many thanks to the whole team for all the organisation that went into it!

May I thank you and the organising committee for the excellent way the route was signed and for the check point feeding stations. This was my first time in riding this event so I did not know what to expect but my fears that we would go off course were groundless although I was familiar with some of the route. Thanks for such a well organised event. I've not been on the road bike for a while so it was nice to get out again.

We wanted to thank you and your team for a terrific day. The atmosphere was amazing and although I found some of the cycling tough, particularly at the end, I would be keen to take part next year. Many thanks again for organising such a worthwhile and fun event.

Well done! what a brilliant result - and we all thoroughly enjoyed the ride. We were also incredibly well looked after every step of the way - the whole event was immaculately organised, and I don't feel I deserved all those sweets and cakes for my 13 miles effort...

My brother and I enjoyed the ride very much. Everyone involved is friendly and helpful and the refreshments are so good I'm surprised I didn't get a stitch from eating and cycling! Thank you for a great day!

We had a great day, 3rd time we have done this. It is so well organised, thank you so much. Well done everyone involved.

Just wanted to drop you a line to say what an extremely well organised event. The marshals and volunteers were friendly and helpful, the refreshments were excellent and the route card was spot on. We will certainly be back next year. Please thank everyone that made it such a successful event and an enjoyable experience for all twelve of us.

I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone on the organising team- a really fun day, and so well organised. I loved it! The cakes were delicious too. Thank you, and hope lots of money has been raised for the church.

Thanks for organising such a wonderful event! It was a great route and really well marshalled and sign posted. Not to mention the food etc!

Just a quick e-mail to say that I took part in the 23 mile ride yesterday. It was friendly , well organised & very enjoyable. It was a great day, for a good cause. Well done & look forward to next year!

Thanks for a great day and once again a very well organised event. Also a big thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the day so enjoyable.

Enjoyed the Challenge bike ride on Monday in spite of the cold wind and showers. Excellent organisation and food again. A tough, but very satisfying work out.

I would like to congratulate you and the team for a greatly organized bike ride on Monday, it was my first time doing this one, everyone who was helping where so helpful and friendly, the lovely ploughman's lunch and the tea and cakes at the finish were absolutely lovely. I ride around this area all the time but it took me up lanes I never knew existed. Thank you again for such a lovely well organized day I will be back next year.

Just a quick email to say a very big thank you to all the people involved in the day, the organisation was superb, we had a fantastic ride again this year and will be looking forward to next year’s ride.

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in organizing the Cloisters Bike Ride, both myself, my family and friends really enjoyed it. It is very well organised and a great way to see the local countryside on a bike and not as usual in a car.

I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the team that organized such a great day back in early May. Shame the weather was a bit mixed but even the best event managers struggle with making that conform!

Many thanks to you and all the organisers – it was a thoroughly enjoyable and well-organised event.