|Cycling near Kingston|
Not long after I started cycling I started seeing posters for the London Bikeathon 2013. I checked out the website and decided it was something I could probably complete.
At the time I signed up I'd had my bike less than a week and hadn't even cycled 17km in one session. Having never taken part in any form of organised cycling event I opted for the 26 mile route (41.8km).
I wasn't sure if I'd ever manage the full distance, or if I did how long it would take. I didn't want to enter and collapse half-way round, or take 6 hours to complete the route.
Still, I like to give things a go, experience things and give myself something to aim for.. so in September this year I'll be joining many other people in clogging up London and raising money for charity.
|London Bikeathon 2013 - 26-mile route|
All I need to do now is to raise some money! Hopefully some of you will have read this far, and with luck you'll have a small amount of spare money that you can afford to donate to this cause.
I'd like to tell you a story about how much this means to be because of a close relative who's been affected in some way. I've been lucky and I haven't.
I'm doing this because I believe that asking for charity donations should actually involve some effort (yes Movember, I'm looking at you!). I may not have set myself the most difficult target, but I'm venturing into the unknown, and combining something I enjoy (cycling) with something I should have done years ago (getting fit) with a good cause.
You can donate on-line by visiting my fund-raising page:
If you prefer you can donate by SMS:
Finally, if you're interested you can explore my cycling activity by having a look at my Endomondo profile.