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I'm planning on doing it this year. Would love to do it with someone I have been in touch with.
If anyone has done it any advice?
02-21-07, 01:57 AM
That looks like quite an undertaking, but I like the idea.
I'm doing the London to Brighton with a bunch of guys from the office, but I'm not too sure how the people here (I've only been at the company 4 months) are at giving - £1k sponsorship required?
It does seem like a lot. I've done London Brighton 4 times and it didn't seem to get any easier - I hate Ditchling Beacon. One year I stayed the night in Brighton and cycled back the next day - I figure if I can do that then I should be able to do this! Enenthough that was 15 years and 15 kg ago!
I figure I'll just pace myself on this ride.
Training with 60mile rides most weekends. Idea is to do a 60 on a Saturday followed by a 40 on a Sunday for a couple of weekends then just go for it
I think the fundraising is going to be harder than the ride. I have convinced my wife to join me so now we need GBP2K!
02-26-07, 03:26 AM
Ruddy 'eck, £2k sponsorship would be a potential nightmare, or a darned expensive holiday!
I'm figuring on just working towards the London/Brighton, there is no way i could get the time in to prepare for the Paris ride. I'm getting divorced, and Saturdays will be my day with my son .... although he loves coming along on the tag-along, so if I could do maybe 20-30 miles on that, it would be equivalent to doing 40-50 miles otherwise (the additional weight of my 5 year old doing no pedalling, the tag-along, plus the requisite food and drink for two) ....
Actually, figure the idea of doing a good few miles with my son on the tag-along will make an excellent change in the training regime, and will definitely assist with the building up of basic strength.
rollin - good luck with the Paris ride!
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