London – Paris: four days of cycling
There were several punctures, slips and crashes and a couple of bruises picked up along the way!On the first day of the event we were met with strong winds and horizontal rain which lasted for two full days – 175 miles in total.
There were several punctures, slips and crashes and a couple of bruises picked up along the way! We had a website running which was tracking our progress every 10 minutes via a GPS tracker I was carrying. If we were going too slow, or were seen to have stopped for too long, then the text messages would come in from friends and family thinking we had given up or were instead in the pub! We were actually changing punctures or taking well-earned rest stops; stocking up on jelly babies and isotonic drinks!
The ride became a blur as we raced the last 50 miles to the Eiffel Tower. On arriving at our final destination, with a team of 134, we cried out of joy from the sense of achievement. We took a team photo and drank a small cup of champagne, gratefully received from one of the event organisers!
Many friends were made along the way and many experiences captured.
But most importantly…many £’s were raised!