Two weeks ago, the boys and I attempted a 30+ miler, with hills, to help prepare ourselves for our #C2C journey at Easter. We were aiming to cycle all over Derbyshire, up hill and down dale. We made just under 30. Pretty much a marathon. We did indeed encounter plenty of hills (some fearsomely beastly) but it was all good training. We had an enjoyable day, a cracking (if not over ambitious) pub lunch and an opportunity to test out the bikes in the wild, as it were.
What concerned me slightly was, as we arrived back at the Team Leader’s ranch, wet and tired, that we had cycled only half of the first day’s target. Could we have cycled the distance again? Unlikely. But, we knew we were at home, we’d finished. Mentally, we’d clocked off.
The rest of the Wheezy Riders have been training brilliantly, thighs are pumped, bikes are serviced and endurance is brimming at an all time high. Not for Benji however…
Tonsillitis hit me this week and the knowledge that I had to fit yet another flat tyre. With less than a fortnight to go, there are lots of preparations, including some night-time rides that need to be squeezed in to my hectic schedule.
So why then are we doing it? Why are a group of wheezy riders cycling the width of our country? For charity, it’s simple.
Andy & Nigel are cycling for Sarcoma UK – LINK
Rhys is cycling for the Dogs Trust – LINK
Matt is cycling for Anthony Nolan – LINK
And I’m cycling for Derby Kids Camp – LINK
So, if you’ve got time, click a link or text WBEN75 to 70070 with your amount.
Don’t let us push ourselves without good cause. Thanks.