It’s almost the end of August, and 17th September is getting close. Last week I thought it would be good to have two long consecutive rides, so I cycled from my house in Ramsbury to my brother’s house in Havant. It was 77 miles according to the AA via B roads. Wednesday was warm and dry, Thursday with showers was more of a challenge, but it is in Ireland so you have to get used to showers. I went to Havant via Alresford good pub lunch. Penny went down in the car practising her backup duties and we had a great dinner with Sarah and David.
The following day started at 9am. I had cycled 40 miles and wanted to change my front gear, and it broke, so I could only go in low gears. I cycled another 20 miles and then I phoned home. Penny picked me up at the Carnarvon Arms. I was annoyed because I was sure that if I had had a fully functioning bike I would have made it all the way. Also I got lost a couple of times, which didn’t help. It makes me think how we are going to ensure we are going the right way in Ireland. I have spoken to Steve Tippins and have now got Strava and learned how to use the map app on my mobile phone. Finally I can be sure that I can do 500 miles, providing both my bike and body remain in one piece!
I’m doing this for two fantastic charities, the Stroke Association and Action Through Enterprise and your sponsorship will really help to spur me on. Thank you to everyone who has shown support with messages and donations to bring the total so far to just over £1,000 with gift aid!
I’m aiming to raise £2,000 in total which I will split equally between the two charities. You can sponsor me at: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/peterwilletts1