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We have had some fantastic feed back from people who attended our 2016 event. Thank you.

“I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to you personally and to all your extraordinary team of helpers. Sams Ride this year was even better than last year and last year was fantastic. Literally from the minute we arrived we were struck by the warmth, kindness and positivity of everyone associated with the event. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble, and everyone was there ‘to help’. Delicious coffees and foods, bike accessories, gear and technical support (if required), good briefing, the works. The route was, as last year, signposted superbly and the marshals helpful and, again, encouraging. Ditto the rest stop. After finishing, the lunch provided was truly delicious (again!). Somehow, you managed to provide sunshine as well. So someone up there appreciates all the hard work you and the team have put in. It really is one of the highlights of the exercise year now, so please do keep it up and please do thank everyone associated with the Ride. I do hope you felt the turnout and sum raised for charity was good, and am sure it will only increase as word spreads about the Ride, both in terms of its organisation and logistics and, perhaps more importantly, the plain simple enjoyment that the atmosphere engenders”

 “We loved our inaugural SAMS bike ride and thought you had organised it beautifully and so efficiently. The route we were on (25 miles!!) was clearly marked with cheerful volunteers along the way and so pretty that we loved every minute of it. Not too many horrid hills and great to snoop at all the country houses along the way. My husband enjoyed his ride and is now on a plane to Washington so will probably sleep the whole way. Thank you - definitely on for next year”

“wot more can I say but thank you, thank you, thank you for organising such a marvellous day of cycling. The hard work you and your team put in was reflected in how smoothly it all went. A great day, sore but nicely exhausted. Thank you”
“Great day yesterday. Thanks for organising it so well again. Looking forward to next year already”

“What a great day and highly successful. What fun!”

“Just to say thanks for a great event on Sunday. The boys and I had a good ride and all survived and I can still walk pretty well, so that's a bonus. I hope it raised a decent amount for the charity and looking forward to next years ride Cheers”
“Just a quick note (hopefully one of many that you will have received) to say thanks for organising such a successful event yesterday”

“The route was brilliant; the reception very efficient and the support en route was first class - it really looked as though numbers attending/ participating were significantly more than last year and hopefully this will translate to more funds for Samaritans”

“Thanks very much for having me along to your event. Met some really lovely people and managed to sell a number of items which was great . I've attended a number of events and this definitely had a friendly feel and great atmosphere. I'll definitely be planning to come again next year”

“Thank you so much to you and all your team of volunteers for an excellent bike ride yesterday. It was so brilliantly organised and ran so smoothly. You had obviously worked extremely hard as these events don’t just ‘happen’! Hope you raised lots of money!! Well done and thank you very much”

“What a great event you and your team put on today. Everything worked like clockwork and the route, signage, feed stations and Ride HQ were just perfect. I have done a few sportives over the years but this beats them all hands down - congratulations to Team Snodrox & all the Samaritan volunteers”

“Thank you for such a fabulous day. Impeccable organisation!”

“Thanks for a fantastic day. Brilliantly organised. Well done”

“Oh my goodness. What stars you are. A fabulous successful day. You should be so proud of yourselves....... I was to be associated in my little minute way! The riders all commentated on how well organised , planned and executed the event was. That is praise. I know this does not happen without an enormous amount of effort and planning and SERIOUS hard work. I am hugely appreciative to you both, your tolerant lovely families, and friends who helped make today such a jolly occasion. Thank you on behalf of Salisbury Sams”

“MANY congratulations on a superb day. Everyone I spoke to said how friendly, well organised and welcoming the whole event was and how impressed they were by everyone's thoughtfulness - both en route and at Ride HQ. The food was praised, as were the goodie bags, and many are already looking forward to our next event”

“Thank you very much for your terrific effort in organising Samsride once again. Being there makes clear how much work there is. I hope you feel it was worthwhile. Everyone enjoyed it tremendously and commented on how well organised and yet friendly it was. The word is spreading with riders from quite far afield. One cyclist I was talking to came from Bristol to do the 100 mile as part of his Iron Man preparation and said he would come again next year”

“Sorry not to meet you today. I just attached myself to the bacon butty stand as it smelt the best. Hope the day was a success - the family certainly enjoyed themselves, although my 15-year old son didn't seem to speak much for the rest of the day!”

“Just wanted to say thank you very much. My first ever group ride and I loved it – many thanks for a great day and such impressive organisation”

“It was a great Sunday morning that you put on. Organisation and route was perfect and so thank you. Wish there were more high quality and fun outings like this. Please thank you everybody. Their enthusiasm and hard work made a huge difference”

“Brilliant venue! Brilliant organisation! Brilliant route! Brilliant weather - just one word - brilliant! Really enjoyed it and look forward to next year!!”

“Brilliantly organised. Another great day, and great route too!”

“Well done! Glad the weather stayed good!”

“Thank you so much for organising such a great event, really fun”

“Very well organised and great fun”

“Well done you, it was a beautiful ride and next year I will definitely do the 50k. Great organisation. Thank you”

“Brilliantly organised…..really fantastic. Hope you raised lots?”

“Amazing ride. Well done!! Was a super day”

“Thank you to all helpers and organisers of yesterday’s ride. I had a great day only made better by the wonderful cakes and the enthusiasm of the helpers”

“Thanks to all the organisers...and friendly riders who said hello to me as I trundled along! I had a really fun day”

“Great event. As mentioned above, was very well organised, and the route was easy to follow. Thanks to all the Volunteers”

“Fantastic event so well organised ..my first sportive and I loved it ! Beautiful route and everyone was so lovely .. Even the sun was out !! .. Will definitely come back next year”

“Thank you to everyone who made this happen. It was my first time doing this event but I've done several sportives in the past and I must say this was the best I've done. Great organisation, an. I'll definitely recommend it to my friends for next year”

“Fantastic event - thank you to everyone that helped make it happen and took part!”

“A smashing and well organised event, thank you to all that was involved”

“Thanks very much for a super well organised day, great fun!!”

“Great event for a fantastic cause. Extremely well organised. We will sign up for next year”

“Was a great event and very well organised. I shall take part next year”

“A huge thank you for all the wonderful organisers and helpers, you can be very proud of yourselves – it made for a really great day for everyone on the road”

“@Samsride2016 thanks for a great day I was made to feel very welcome by all at the well stocked feed stops great route too”

“Serious Medal Face. End of @Samsride2016 which was just brilliant. Thanks to all the organisers!”

“@Samsride2016 Thanks for a wonderful day. Ride organisation and hot food were excellent”

“Thanks all @Samsride2016 for a cracking morning. Friendly organisers and marshals, nice atmosphere, and beer at the finish”

“Good @Samsride2016 this morning, well organised and good food and beers at end - nice one!”

“@Cy_ColOfLife @Samsride2016 great stuff - well done”

“@Samsride2016 It was a fantastic ride this morning and perfectly organised, I shall join again next year”

“@Samsride2016 51.1 mi Ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/584129094 … excellent & great work by all marshalls, cheers #AATR #shareyourride”

 
 
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