My son and I have been accepted to cycle in the Ride London 100 event on August 4th 2013. This involves us cycling 100 miles on the route used in the Olympics.
100 miles is a long way!
It is much further than either of us have ever ridden before. And we need to do it at a pace that is 15% quicker than our normal efforts so as to be back in time to let the Elite Race begin. However, we will give it our best shot and I will train on cake; he being a competitive swimmer and athlete will probably train on something else :-()
We are taking on this challenge to raise money for the Mental Health Charity Mind. It is estimated that one in four people suffer from a mental health condition of one form or another at some point in their lives. Mind provide help and support for people with such conditions and seek to break down stigma which prevents many people from seeking help.
If you'd like to know more about what Mind does please look at this link.
As an extra incentive, we have put together a short pamphlet entitled
" Cycling Food on the Go "
which contains around 20 selected recipes suitable for all cyclists undertaking trips between 1 and 100 miles!
This booklet, which will be distributed in pdf form electronically is now on general release and you can obtain a copy by donating a minimum of £2 ,but we hope donations will be higher if you are able, and leaving your email address.
You can donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/teamroberts
We'd really appreciate any sponsorship for this very worthwhile cause. Thanks in advance!