On 30th July – that’s only 3 weeks! away – I’m going to try to cycle 46 miles around London to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. You can give money here.
Three years ago that wouldn’t have been much of an issue. I did a couple of 100km rides and used to cycle 30-40 miles on an average week; training up to do 46 in an afternoon would have been relatively easy. Continue reading
From 11pm on June 9th, around 3,000 cyclists will be setting off from Crystal Palace and Alexandra Palace to cycle 100km around London.
I’m doing it on behalf of Brain Tumour UK. You can give money here or find out some of the background of why I’m doing it for them at Don Brown’s blog here.
For those of you who fancy giving it a go, there are still some charity places left. Go to the Nightrider site and click on the ‘partner charities’ link. (If any of you do sign up, let me know and we can try to give each other a wave on the night.)
Cycling around London is a fantastic way of seeing the city and I recommend it to you all, whether you have a top of the range road bike, or just rent one of the Boris Bikes for half an hour. For me the Nightrider challenge not only provides a chance to see some of London’s major landmarks by night, but also stretches of south east London and Hackney which I know significantly less well. Bicycle clips on, time to start training.