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May’s Bomber’s Moon Training Ride

The FLOWER MOON - May 2022

05:14 hrs BST on 16th May 2022.
I've just updated STRAVA with our Fourth Bomber's Moon Training Ride for the Pathfinder Rides. The next full Moon is The Flower Moon, and it could mean an early start for some of you. This month's irony is that whilst it will be a full moon, it will not be a Bomber's Moon. Why? I hear you cry in utter disbelief.  

The Science


My Blog in February explained why a Full Moon was often named a Bomber's Moon. A Bomber's Moon was any bright moon that enabled them to navigate and identify their targets more accurately in the days before precision bombing.

This year, there will be a lunar eclipse in the Northern Hemisphere.

In the UK and France, the eclipse will not be totally visible, but we will be treated to a Blood Moon when the entire Moon turns red. 

The whole eclipse will last for more than five hours; however, it will not be visible for all that period as the point when the moon would be at its fullest in Europe will be when it has sunk below the horizon.

The full moon is scheduled for the following times

For the UK, at 05:14 am BST on 16th May 2022. The Blood Moon is between 4.29am, and 5.06am For France, at 06:14 am CET on 16th May 2022. The Blood Moon being between 5.29am and 6.06am (It will set at 6.10am) For South Australia, at 13:44 ACST on 16th May 2022, there is no lunar eclipse, but you get a proper Bomber's Moon.

So, that's all the scientific stuff out of the way. 

This month's Training Ride Challenge:

  1. Your ride should take place within 24 hours on either side of the Full Moon.

  2. It must be at least 50km. We have to push a little, or it wouldn't be a training ride.

  3. Your Ride should include a reference to Bomber Command

  4. As usual, don't forget to post some photos of your ride on Social media #pathfinderrides.

#PathfinderMay22


Took FO Christie (my touring bike) out for a last spin this morning before he starts his full service and makeover for the #pathfinderrides. 

Who wants to join us? https://linktr.ee/pathfinderrides #lifebehindbars

Took FO Christie (my touring bike) out for a last spin this morning before he starts his full service and makeover for the #pathfinderrides.

Who wants to join us? https://linktr.ee/pathfinderrides #lifebehindbars ...


We have Three FANTASTIC pieces of news to share - but which to tell you first? Any suggestions? Any Guesses?
We've tried to help the cyclists by making it cake-related πŸ€ͺ.
#pathfinderrides #lifebehindbars #cyclinglife #bbclincoln 

@wilkinchapmanllp @giantlincoln @intbcc @visitlincolnshire @lincolngrandprix @lincolnwheelerscyclingclub @wearecyclinguk

We have Three FANTASTIC pieces of news to share - but which to tell you first? Any suggestions? Any Guesses?
We've tried to help the cyclists by making it cake-related πŸ€ͺ.
#pathfinderrides #lifebehindbars #cyclinglife #bbclincoln

@wilkinchapmanllp @giantlincoln @intbcc @visitlincolnshire @lincolngrandprix @lincolnwheelerscyclingclub @wearecyclinguk ...


REGISTER YOUR RIDE
Want to raise money, have fun & keep fit at the same time?
Join us on July 23/24 with @pathfinderrides.
🏁Choose your start point
- significant to the @intbcc 
πŸ’»Register online
- link in bio
This link also has information about how to take part if you can't get to Lincoln in July.
🚴Get on your bike and blog your ride
- arrive at the IBCC Grand Arrival #pathfinderrides 
With thanks for all the support, we have received from @wilkinchapmanllp , @giantlincolnstation @giantlincoln @visitlincolnshire @letsmovelincs @lincolnwheelerscyclingclub @wearecyclinguk

REGISTER YOUR RIDE
Want to raise money, have fun & keep fit at the same time?
Join us on July 23/24 with @pathfinderrides.
🏁Choose your start point
- significant to the @intbcc
πŸ’»Register online
- link in bio
This link also has information about how to take part if you can't get to Lincoln in July.
🚴Get on your bike and blog your ride
- arrive at the IBCC Grand Arrival #pathfinderrides
With thanks for all the support, we have received from @wilkinchapmanllp , @giantlincolnstation @giantlincoln @visitlincolnshire @letsmovelincs @lincolnwheelerscyclingclub @wearecyclinguk
...


https://pathfinderrides.cc/starts/europe-day/

The whole of Europe needed to rebuild
Recognition, remembrance and reconciliation

https://pathfinderrides.cc/starts/europe-day/

The whole of Europe needed to rebuild
Recognition, remembrance and reconciliation ...


No words - Just this.🌺

 @intbcc #pathfinderrides @giantlincoln @wilkinchapmanllp

No words - Just this.🌺

@intbcc #pathfinderrides @giantlincoln @wilkinchapmanllp ...


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