This whole project has two strands, one related to getting into a physical condition to be able to complete such a challenge, and the second to raise both sponsorship and awareness of my chosen charity Mind.
I am intending to keep a running total of distances covered in my training and so far this year I have managed
Total distance =169km
Total climbing = 1395m
Longest ride = 53.8km
The last number is perhaps the most significant as I have got to get this up to 160km by August.
In order to try and improve my aerobic capacity I have returned, after an absence of about 20 years, to swimming. In my youth there used to be separate changing rooms for boys and girls but these days it seems unisex has taken over with just a load of cubicles and a row of lockers. Nearly had a very embarrassing incident on my first visit back :-() I have never been any good at swimming so have just set myself a goal of completing 25km this year, so far
Swimming Distance = 5.65km
so perhaps a little ahead of target.
I also am aiming to lose a little weight with the aim of getting down to 73kg from my current 75kg
It was one of my sons who tempted me into doing this challenge and so we are entering as Team Roberts and for everyone who sponsors us at
they will receive a free Booklet containing over 20 recipes for Cycling Food on the Go.
Cycling in winter results in cold fingers but one way to help prevent your digits falling off is to wear a pair of hand made and crocheted wrist warmers. There are a myriad of very tiny blood vessels flowing through your wrists and feeding the circulation to your fingers. The thought is that by warming this blood flow then your fingers too will feel the benefit. Whatever the science, they really are a piece of true craft work and we are now offering these, in any colour of your choice for £5 + p&p with all profits going to our charity.
To obtain your pair then just go to MissyBCrafts where you will be able to order a pair made just for you!