As some of you may know I have decided along with a few others (about 5,000 in fact) to take part in the â€˜British Cyclo Sportiveâ€™ event on July 1st. This involves cycling 120 miles
from Greenwich to Canterbury on what is bound to be the hottest day of the year, taking the same route the professionals of the â€˜tour de franceâ€™ will take the following weekend. The pressure is on as my training time is being severely hampered by inconsiderate people getting married, this thing called â€˜workâ€™ which seems to be a big time drain, and a severe case of saddle soreness.
Anyway, to the point of my post. One of the chaps I am riding with was present when a friend of his had a horrific cycling accident which left him paralysed from the chest down. His life was saved by the Air Ambulance that was called to the scene and got him to hospital in the nick of time. This service relies entirely on charitable donations
and has saved the lives of many walkers, riders and cyclists who have had serious accidents. Therefore we have set up a sponsorship page at the link below so that anyone who would like to encourage us to complete the course can make a donation to the RUSS appeal.
Never done this type of thing on a ROAD bike before so please put your pre-conceived notions of the dark side of biking to one side and help raise some cash for a really worthy cause, lets hope none of us never need to use it but you never know in this life ...
PS - any tips or training advice gratefully received...
MTB - 1989 Ritchey Ultra , 1990 Explosif, 2001 Santa Cruz Superlight
Road - 1984 Koga Miyata Gents Racer, 2009 Pegoretti Duende
Wanted - 1" black quill stem with cable stop.
'It doesn't get easier, it just gets faster' - G Lemond " Everything in life's a race mate" - G Farmer