We did it. We've had road bikes for around 3 months and yet we did it.
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It's upon us. Next week, the ride to London and back starts, covering 440 odd miles. 440 miles. It's a lot of miles, is that.
We've been very lucky whilst training and preparing for this challenge. The generosity of those helping us continues to make us very grateful.
I used to ride regularly in my early to mid-teens and then I sold my bikes to buy a car. Back then I could ride all day without an ache or pain in sight. Fast forward circa 20 years and things are not quite so easy.
Dom and Stu do their best Chuckle Brothers act, Dom punctures without a clue how to fix it and James and Stu visit Lincolnshire...
Mother Nature causes havoc, Jen goes to the gym and James, Dom, and the two Stu's break the 50 mile mark for the first time.
So, after 6 weeks of a shiny new bike sat in the Strawberry offices last weekend saw me finally get out on my Planet X machine!
With the rubbish winter we've been having, we'd have been stuck without Simon and Ricky at The Village Hotel in Hull.
The second entry from James' video diary... and the first time out on the bike.
They say that pain is just weakness leaving the body. I didn’t realise just how weak I was until I picked up the training for this challenge. It seems that years of pen pushing and keyboard tapping have taken their toll!
The challenge of biking to London and back is starting to sink in and it’s clear that it’s going to take one big effort from the team to complete it.
I'm having to ride to London and back and it's all my fault. Yes, this thing started off as my idea and whilst training has started, we now need to get a bit more serious…
The first entry from James' video diary...