Sorry I haven’t been keeping up to date with my blog, it’s just finding the time! So to quickly bring you up to date – my 80’s disco raised just over £300 which was great as we had a few last minute let downs, I have started using clip- in shoes, purchased a pair of ‘rock-on-tommy’ cycling bib shorts, got my own gloves and now sporting a way too tight for the human eye ‘Alex’s Wish’ cycling jersey – ever heard of the phase ‘all the gear – no idea’ – I am rocking that look!
I have been training as much as time allows over the last few months in preparation for the Prudential Ride London, which is a 100 mile ride. It starts in the Olympic park in Stratford, goes through central London, out to Surrey and back in to London, finishing at Pall Mall.
100 miles I can do but apparently there are a couple of nasty hills on the route which I am apprehensive about, but I figure if I focus on why I am doing this and what an amazing feeling it will be at the end I will make it through.
All this is in preparation of me doing the London to Paris, which is in July next year and so in effect I will be doing 3 prudentials in a row for that event.
My last training ride was on Sunday – 60 miles – in the pouring rain! We went out with a bunch of us doing the Prudential this weekend (see ‘before’ photo – there is not an ‘after’). I managed to complete it – soaking wet and probably not looking much like Victoria Pendleton – but hey it’s all good!
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all my friends and family for their support and words of encouragement for this weekend, and their blind faith that I will manage this even though I have just really started cycling.
Obviously I am doing this for a charity that is very close to my heart so please do donate to the cause if you are able to and I’ll let you know how I get on – eeeeeek!