I’m not the only one in the family training hard at the moment – I want to give a quick shout out to my father-in-law Steve, who is currently training for cycling John O’Groats to Land’s End later this year.
Steve is blind (which makes steering a little tricky!) so he has teamed up with his friend Pete and they will be riding a Cannondale tandem. They are aiming to ride their 856 mile end to end route in 11 days, slightly faster than I rode it back in 2003 but hey, they’re on a tandem so they have 2 sets of legs pedalling – I only had mine (plus the route I took was over 65 miles longer, detouring slightly through the Welsh hills!)
The ride will be raising money for 2 great causes – Bowel Cancer UK, and A.B.L.e.
Good luck guys, and hope you have better luck with the weather than the 12 days of non-stop rain I had!
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