100 miles on my bicycle

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Louey, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. :eek:I've got less than two weeks till I take on the Velo Birmingham on Sunday 12th May.:eek:

    Now, I did the previous Velo with only three weeks notice and only a little bit of training.

    BUT, this year I have struggled with my health and well being and have found the preparation a real struggle. I didn't do any riding from November till the beginning of January, and then only a handful of commutes till the middle of March due to a chest infection, suspected pulled muscle and Costocondritis stopping me cycling :(

    I think I'm now ready after all the troubles. :thinking:

    I am in a group of 15 riders from my college, which includes a couple of sports stars (not CollyP)/celebs/Olympic cycling coaches!!! We have Steve Staunton (ex Liverpool, Villa & Ireland footballer), Blind Dave Healy (multiple World Record Holder) and Jim Varnish (Cyling coach and father of Olympic cyclists Jess Varnish).

    Anyway, I am on the scrounge for your pounds ££££ PLEASE!!!!! :thumbsup:
    We are raising money for Cure Leukaemia, as we have lost a couple of members fo staff to Leukaemia and it is based locally. People always get put off by donating to charity as I think there are expectations to donate £5, £10 or even £20 - my view is donate if you can, and donate what you can afford so be it 50p or a £1 then superb!!!:D (you can make donations anonymous and you can also Gift Aid)

    The link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/south-city-college-birmingham

    Thank you in advance and I'll shut up now :hattip:

    *obligatory photo , saved you from a Lycra clad one ;)
     

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  2. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor

    Done. And good luck! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Thanks so much :D
     
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  4. Done. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll be fine.


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  5. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Moderator

    Done - you’ll be fine. It’s all downhill :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Thank you Bern and Ginger

    Louey
     
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  7. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Fab job! I will sort tomorrow :)
     
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  8. Got my cycling top today

    Lots of company sponsors (shan't mention a couple of them )






    *So should have had Greggs on there.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Louey
     
  9. Good luck Leon


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  10. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    Tenner sent mate.

    Go Louey :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Thank you for all the donations off here, very humbled
    The team have raised £13,750 for Cure Leukaemia, and we expect a bit more to come still

    I've just ridden my last training ride before Sunday, and I felt good despite feeling very apprehensive all week - last weekend's scuba diving course was extremely intense.

    Expect lots of photos on Sunday night and stories of celebs we have to do photo calls with for the charity.
    https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/3535663162

    Louey
     
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  12. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor

    Break a leg dude! Not literally obviously.. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. It's not theatre, but there will be pain

    Louey
     
  14. Oops just remembered! Donation made :) Good luck!
     
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  15. Poptop2

    Poptop2 Moderator

    No Bewdley this year again :(

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  16. No, that was fantastic. We get sent to Coventry this year

    Louey
     
  17. Thank you

    Louey
     
  18. Just read your message on the just giving page xx

    I bought a decent pair of cycling shorts and the Sudocream (I'll double check it's the correct tub) at the ready for afterwards

    Louey
     
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  19. So, the day had arrived.
    Big breakfast time Porridge and banana then eggs Benedict.
    Just been messaged to say that we have to meet the owner of Birmingham City Football Club at 6:15am [​IMG][​IMG]

    Louey
     
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