On behalf of the family, Iain’s parents and I, a huge thank you for all the pledges the best wishes and donations to date. My ride is this Sunday. Thankfully the weather considering the time of year looks favourable dry with a slight tail wind, yahoo!
The monies raised will help me climb out of bed 4.00am this Sunday and all being well I will hit the first miles by 4.40am.
Thanks to good friend Steve Gibson for the kind support who is meeting me just north of Nottingham at 9.00 for my fist pit stop and breakfast of jam butties and coffee I hope. To the family memebers who are supporting me on my other two planned stops at Barwell east of Coventry and Stow on the Wold just north of Cirencester by which time I will have little more than 37 miles to go.
Thanks to Print Northwest for the fantastic artwork on the jersey, to Prologue for the supply of upteen large bottles and energy supplies, OTE for their support and advice, Struggle Events helping me spread the word along with Harrogate Nova cycling club, friends of Iain’s and his parents.
To date we have raised a fantastic sum just shy of £5k but it would be great to start on Sunday knowing we have topped the £5k mark so please pledge anything if you can. See the webpage www.ride4iain.co.uk or the justgiving page www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ride4Iain
For those interested in the science behind all this I’ve calculated for the 230 miles in one day, I need 60gms of carbohydrate per hour. I hope to complete the ride in 13hrs so I need to average 18mph. In doing so I will burn circa 8,500 calories drink excess of 8 litres of energy drinks / water and consume circa 20 energy gels. So whatever is put in front of me to eat once I’ve crossed the line I’m sure I will enjoy it (as long as its not an energy gel!)
Thanks again and see you all soon
In 5 weeks’ time as you will see from the link below I will be climbing on my bike for one very long day in the saddle. The reason, very recently the family suffered the tragic loss of Iain a very talented boy, who at 15 with his entire future ahead of him was tragically killed.
To raise vital funds for those who did all they could to help and support Iain, North West Air Ambulance and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Care and Bereavement Centre, I am riding from home in Scotton north of Knaresborough to Iain’s home in Didmarton South Gloucestershire, a total distance of 230 miles, a ride I am intending to complete in one day.
The link below tells you all you need to know but it would be hugely appreciated by all the family and the two causes if you could donate and help reach our ambitious target.
Thanks and I will let you know how I get on!