2 months ago
Job Done…. I Think!!!
Just finished a 32-mile ride in the wind, no rain though which makes a big difference. Added to the 8 miles I managed to do yesterday I think that completes the challenge. Just waiting for confirmation from Tony. I’ll be honest I found this more challenging than the Brighton pier to Bournemouth pier ride we completed in June. As you all know I’m a novice when it comes to cycling and take all my guidance from Tony. So, when I sucked him into this one, he was quick to highlight what would be the difficulties. He pointed out daylight hours, weather and road conditions, all of which I have experienced over the duration of the challenge. During the Summer when I was out training, I used to see loads of proper cyclist i.e. wearing all the riding gear on the roads. I can count on the fingers of one hand how many other nutcases I’ve seen on the roads lately. But job done.
We hope to make a guest appearance at the Zoom Christmas Fair on Saturday the 19th December. It will be great to see all our friends from The Stables online, looking forward to it.
Thanks again for your donations and support. Your generosity will make a difference.
Yep, that’s it, London to Paris in miles -283, done and dusted! The weather has not been kind to us for this one and the roads have been truly horrendous in terms of debris and grime. Normally at this time of year you’re lucky to get one or two weather window opportunity days and sneak out but knowing that the miles have to be done means that day in and day out you’ll be climbing on the cycle and getting out there.
Kudos to Martin from me, for his first year of cycling he’s certainly picked some challenging events to undertake and smashed them as well. Hope everyone has enjoyed our daily escapade updates and I’d echo what Martin says about thanking you for your generosity in what we know are challenging times for us all.
I know that I will now have to live with the foreboding dread of getting collared by Martin again with the usual lines of “ I was just thinking, what if……”
Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you all.