The Dedicated Few: Steve Horne
In a series dedicated to our Dedicated Few – riders who’ve made the annual pilgrimage with us every year since day 1 – Steve Horne shares some of his favourite war stories.
With my father recently going through prostate cancer and all the associated treatments, it’s teenage cancer trust that holds the most significance for me. After visiting the Nordoff Robbins site in North London, it was great to see what music therapy actually entails. This has always been a bit of a mystery to me but I can now tell people exactly what goes on first hand.
There are so many great moments on the rides that it’s quite impossible to pick out a singular favourite. The final pedal on mass into Download festival always gets the adrenaline pumping. The sense of achievement is huge and I almost don’t want to get off my bike. The worst thing is getting nominated to wear the gloves of shame. Last year I missed an arrow and went miles into the unknown, even though I had done the ride 4 times previously. I suppose there is always a first time for everything including riding in bedazzled marigolds!!!