Several Spinners tackled their first 100 mile ride in 2019 at the Velo Birmingham and Midlands 100, joining 17000 riders starting in Birmingham city centre. John Burgess, Lyn Pike, Sue Jones and Jennie Sleeman were at various start points early on Sunday. The closed road route took in cobbles in Coventry, scenic countryside and cheering crowds in the towns and villages along the generally gently undulating route. The sign at mile 80, advertising the lumpy last 20, certainly wasn’t welcomed by tired legs! It was well-organised, if rather busy at the food stops, but the event was marred by a fatality. Riders were able to offer their support for the family by contributing to the air ambulance charity.