Thought I’d better post an update on the preparations for our epic John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle ride.
Trying to fit everything in is proving a tad difficult, what with work, training, fund raising and logistics – but we’re getting there!
With only 36 days to go before I head north, we still have a lot to do to create momentum behind the charitable giving side of the ride. The e-giving site at www.justgiving.co/teams/justice is beginning to attract some attention and, importantly, donations. We would very much appreciate anyone who visits this blog to 1) please donate and 2) spread the message to your family and friends. The money raised goes to four extremely deserving UK charities. If you haven’t already given something up for Lent, or even broken your resolution, you can easily make amends by donating – just a few quid will make a big difference!
I think I’ve pretty much got my bike ready now – wish I could say the same for my legs! A couple of Saturday’s ago I did 75k straight off – about the daily average distance we need to cover to arrive in Land’s End on Saturday 19th May, the day the Olympic flame departs on it’s tour of Britain. I was sore and stiff for the next three days!
Our corporate sponsors Interserve have kindly donated the personalised kit, which Endura are currently manufacturing – I hope it looks as good as the design drawings do! We’re going to have a couple of jersey’s over, so if anyone has any bright ideas as to how we can use them to bring in some more cash, please leave a comment on this blog.
Finally, closer to the event we will be tweeting @TrevorOnTour and blogging regularly to keep you up to date with events as they happen, so please ‘tune in’ daily from 26th April. Thanks for following the ‘big ride’ and through your donations, supporting the vital work of our chosen charities. Bryan & Trevor