Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:12
WOW! Well done Team Malcs and great TR24 report, reading it feels like I was there with you! Well done to everyone who did it too, that's a real achievement! Hats off to all of you!
My epic cycle ride was a month ago! How time flies! I can now say I enjoyed it, but I would have given you a completely different answer if I was asked during the ride! I was the most inexperiences, and felt like I was always sprinting after the other 5 guys who seem like no effort for them! At one point I even felt that it's so unfair that I'm always having to keep up with them and not getting there! I also realised that France was such a lovely place to cycle, but only when we got onto UK roads! Still, I'm very happy I did it, only had 2 falls! We raised close to £10000 which is quite another achievement!
I didn't really have a chance to enjoy the aftermath as I went straight onto another epic journey of my life the day after! I had the gruelling task of being assigned to look after one of the 22 Tour de France team buses, and travelled with them through the 3 stages all the way from Leeds to London! This whole experience over shadowed my personal cycle challenge!
I was in Paris over the weekend to catch the last stage of TdF, and saw the contingent of London to Paris riders, and I couldn't believe I had cycle-envy!!
Since my little cycle stint, I have treated myself to Leeds 10k 2 weeks ago, and looking forward to my first York 10k this sunday. It's so good to be back running properly