Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Route

The RAB route has been released to the riders, and while I don't want to spoil (hahahahahahahaha!) things by revealing too many details, I will tell you this:

Stages range from 91-114 miles with anywhere from 1100 to more then 3200 meters of climbing. Grand totals of 953 miles and 20,569 meters.




Uh oh...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Three weeks and a bit

Three weeks from tomorrow I'm climbing on a plane and heading up to Inverness, where I'll climb on a bus for a multi-hour trip to John O'Groats. Hopefully my bike will meet me there, and on June 11th, we'll head off with 600 other insane enthusiastic cyclists for the lovely beaches of Cornwall and Land's End.

Part of this event is raising money for ParalympicsGB, the organization that supports the British Paralympic team as they prepare for the London 2012 games. I've set up an online fundraising page here - if you are able to donate in any way, it is greatly appreciated.

In return, I promise to post a daily update reporting on the ride: the route (the hills!), the weather (please no horizontal rain, 'kay?), the absolutely spectacular scenery, and the experience of riding 953 miles in nine days.

Phew. Wish me luck!