Back in the saddle

After what was probably slightly too long, I’ve been back in the saddle in recent months training for the GM Fundraising Border to Border bike ride, which is happening in just a few weeks.

A bit of warm weather altitude training in Majorca a few weeks ago left me in no doubt that I need to step up my training, but at the same time reassured me that I’ll probably survive!

As anyone who reads the blog regularly will know, I’m a committed member of the GM Fundraising cycling team and like to challenge myself on these rides.  I did the last Route 66 one and I’ve also previously done Tower to Tower (Eiffel to Blackpool), Rome to Home, and the US Coast to Coast.

This one goes a little bit inland down the west coast of America from the Canadian to the Mexican border and, as ever, has been designed with a whole new set of challenges – not least of which are the 90,000 ft of climbing and 40º temperatures!

I’m looking forward to it though and to meeting up again with so many friends from the industry – it’s pretty much the FIT show on tour!  I’ve already setting up an Instagram page so that you can see some of the ‘edited’ highlights.

Obviously, the reason we’re all doing the ride is to raise money for the incredible Hope House Children’s Hospices which GM Fundraising supports.  In previous years, I’ve been overwhelmed by how generous Mila customers and suppliers have been in backing my efforts so I hope you will be able to sponsor me again this time.  I’d love to match or even beat the £25,000 which I raised on Route 66.

The Just Giving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gydeb2b.  Thank you very much in advance.

Richard

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