In June this year I quite literally put my arse on the line and raised £830 for the licensing industry’s umbrella charity, the Light Fund – the fund raising was generated by my taking part in an epic 305 mile cycle tour, Bristol to Dublin which took place over 4 days and entailed cardiac arrest inducing climbs and sh1t scary descents. I should highlight from the outset that my road bike always scared the crap out of me – in fact for a long time, post era triathlon days following a few minor operations to knees and feet it was on a turbo trainer where I could pedal away, fast as I liked without fear of my bike being a weapon of bodily destruction – no pot holes, no cars to worry about so why I ever thought that undertaking a 305 mile ride from Bristol to Dublin via the back blocks of Wales and Ireland was ever a sensible idea I still can’t tell you, but I am glad that I did it, in some weird sado-masochistic way – but it’s easy to say that after the event, when the fear and sickness induced panic are over.Rowena
04 May 2018
30 April 2018
29 April update on preparing for the charity bike ride, Bristol to Dublin, June 2018…Rowena
30 April 2018
Hopefully you recall my recent announcement about signing up for a charity event which will entail me doing something I’m not all that happy about at the best of times – cycling on a road bike on the open roads. With only 8 weeks prior to the big day this barely leaves me time to taper up never mind taper down and my training schedule could make even the most die-hard seasoned sports person wince.
Our epic journey will see us peddling from Bristol to Dublin where we will end up in a collective heap on the Guiness factory floor – I jest not, this whole journey (used in the literal sense) is being taken seriously. So with about 6 weeks to go until departure, training is being amped up.