London to Paris – the final edition

We did it!! Not in the 24 hours admittedly, however we managed to cycle the 200 miles! There were peaks and troughs along the way but we got there in one piece, just about! We set off from opposite the London eye at spot on 3.30pm on Friday 20th July. We headed out of London, which was an experience in itself, with angry drivers sat in endless traffic jams for about the first 10 miles…

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London to Paris #5 – £600 raised on just giving so far!

The final ride has been completed! Circa 60-65 miles to Preston and back on Saturday. The rather annoying thing is that I forgot to turn my GPS on after I had stopped at Dan’s whilst he got his bike out! So, it actually has only recorded 52.8 miles. Importantly, the moving time was 3 hrs 56 mins for 52 miles, which means that we are at a pace on track to make the ferry. We…

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London to Paris #4

After a difficult couple of months for personal reasons, and interrupted training schedules due to my holiday, the training is well underway once more! A two-week holiday was just the chillout that I needed amidst all that has been going on. Luckily for me, it was all inclusive which usually means that I pig out for the entire two weeks that I am away. This time around however, I made a conscious effort to eat…

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London to Paris #3

In summary, the training so far for the Destination Florida charity cycle has been phenomenal! So far the donations page stands at £283.37 which is fantastic, but it is now time to give it that extra push. I never thought I would get “the bug” for cycling, as historically it is not something that I have enjoyed. I managed to get out with Dan for the first time in preparation for the event, and we…

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London to Paris #3

Raising money for Destination Florida Children’s Charity serves to remind me that there are some fantastic people out there, honest, unselfish, kind, patient and willing to help other people. The past couple of weeks have been the hardest few weeks that I have had to deal with for a long time. Fortunately, I have been able to replace the low feelings with exercise, spurred on by the thought of helping the children who will be…

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