London to Canterbury
That is how long it too the cycling community on Twitter to start responding to my plea. In three weeks, Sunday 15th September I will cycle from London to Canterbury raising money for The Children’s Trust. Chapeau to the cycling community on Twitter.
This will be the second charity bike ride I will/have completed this year and this time lets hope this one is completed in sub four hours. 4h 38m for London to Brighton back in July was a good effort especially with the light problems we encountered but this time, in daylight that problem/has been removed. Fingers crossed for a dry day! However I am amazed by the speed at my first donation. I cannot say who it was from as they haven’t left their name, but a massive chapeau to them as they have got the ball rolling right from the off.
the next job is to get a few more fundraising ideas going ore the big event to ensure i reach my target. only 40 to go. Please help if you can and change the live of some seriously disadvantages children. My page is here.
On Monday I return to work after the holidays and the opportunity to utilise they gym again. Soon I will be leaving the bike inside more often than not as the winter training programme will kick in. Well I have to have a meeting first to decide what they plan is but I need to assume I have a Ride London place for next August, so allow me to use the winter for the necessary strength work. I’ll get out on the bike when I can on those cold December, January and February mornings. but will be glad of the gym in the real depths of winter. I will have my fingers crossed until February when the Ride London entries are announced.
However before then there is a small matter of either 65 or an 85 mile route on Sunday 15th September for The Children’s Trust. As yet I have not received my route options and I can decide on the day, but I am thinking the 85 mile route is well within me , its just the time. 65 miles should be between 3.5 and 4 hours so 85 would be 4.5 – 5.5 hours depending upon the route and any climbs. One thing is after my delivery today I will have enough gels and electrolyte tabs thanks to the fantastic offers at Wiggle. Don’t forget when you order from them you get a little bonus in your order, enjoy. Past and present customers will know just exactly what the little extra is!
As you can see with this lot I will enough energy to light up the Blackpool illuminations if they need a hand. It will be interesting to see how the Apple, citrus and natural flavours shape up. So far the orange and summer fruits are good. Hi5 say they use real fruit juice and from the ones I have used so far you can tell.
As I finish off this entry and look out of the window at the evening sky it is another reminder of the need for lights on any evening ride. Mine have never been to far away from my bike since the night ride back in July and the fun which @grabsnowblog and I had with lights on that particular ride. It really was an experience.
So a little morning ride tomorrow I think before a very special afternoon as a nice reward!