Training is the name of the game. Oh yes. Training, training and more training. And this is best illustrated by the following useful flowchart:
Despite getting a little tired of this ruling my life right now (can you tell?), this is all actually going quite well. For April I’d set myself the target of 1300kms / 807 Miles and it’s looking possible I might just make that if I can pull off 390km in this last week of the month… possible if I can do 200 miles this coming weekend. As for the weekend passed, well I had commitments near home but managed 2 good, long rides both days by getting up at 6am – in doing so missing the worst of the weather too, as the mornings were actually quite sunny…just not very warm!
Fundraising has dried up a little unfortunately. Most of my close friends - bless you all have given generously and its massively appreciated…but I haven’t figured out smart ways to extend that. Originally I was going to do a pub quiz but a fellow fundraiser suggested a brilliant idea of doing a BBQ quiz instead, and that way be able to do it in the backyard so more of the money will go to my charity’s – good call Viv!
So my wife and I are setting that up for a week before I head away on the challenge. And I have a date in mind to start! June 6th I plan to roll out from Land’s end…that gives me about 5 more weekends to get ready, so now its time to get the route planned in detail.
Anyone wanting to join me for a section is welcome too, I’ll start posting route plans soon. Each day to be split up into 4x 40km sections.