A massive thank you to all that sponsored me!
Well Im back from the toughest challenge I have ever done, in the worst weather conditions (in 80 years) that Portugal had to offer. When I paid for the flights and accommodation last year I had no idea just quite how much of a challenge the cycle would be. Having trained constantly for 9 months burning 100,000 calories and travelling 3000km, I assumed id be ready. But nothing could prepare me for the scale of the climbs and how wet it was.
But it was a brilliant experience and lets not forget all for a very worthwhile cause. If you havent sponsored me please consider donating to PACE, thank you in advance.
PACE is a ground-breaking childrens charity that transforms the lives of children and young people with motor disorders, such as cerebral palsy. Fundamental to our approach is a belief in every childs ability to learn and make progress, whatever the physical or sensory challenges they face. Our overriding goal is to help children and young people with physical disabilities to achieve their full potential and to be as independent as possible in their current and future lives.
Training in numbers!:
- 3000km of training cycles
- 100,000 calories burned
- 250 hours
- 8 inches-the reduction in belt size!
The ride in numbers:
- Distance: 400 miles
- Average power 186.5W
- Average speed: 19.18km/hr
- Max speed: 59.2kmh
- Avere Heart Rate: 152bpm
- Max Heart rate: 192bpm
Please remember that all sponsorship goes 100% directly to PACE
We did it, and the weather improved!
Friday 17th May 2013, England v New Zealand 1st Test
Glen and i are signed up for the Tour de Vale join us!
OK so a crisp sunny Sunday morning in April and Glen and I completed the 55km Chiltern Cycle. We set off at 8:30 and cycled to the start. Where we collected our numbers and headed off. At about 7 km we heard the rumblings of 'The Beast' behind us low and behold we turned to see our 'support' team of Helen and Adrian in his camper van. This was to be a constant surprise as we cycled through the Buckinghamshire countryside. One that Glen and mulled over as reminding us of a bad american horror 'B' movie where two cyclists are stalked by the evil villain. At 20km we got to the foot of our first serious climb of the day 140m ascending in 2km. We conquered it!
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