Hi fellow Reds. This year I’m cycling for charity, I know some might not be aware of some of the rides I’m doing so lots of links to check out. This is the charity I’m riding for http://www.papworthtrust.org.uk/
It would be great if anyone who reads this helps push me hard by donating here http://www.justgiving.com/james-barlow1 but please read the rest before you decide on an amount
I ride nearly everyday and have also done some epic one day rides this year already, listed below.
Liege-Bastogne-Liege 280km, I rode the course the day before the professionals did. An up and down course in the Ardennes, with some crazy gradients to get up. Ride data here http://app.strava.com/activities/134952961
Jurassic Beast 160km This was in Dorset, England. Another up and down course, very windy day and beautiful tough ride. Ride Data here http://app.strava.com/activities/140072816
Godwin Challenge. Tommy Godwin holds the record for most miles ridden in a year, he averaged 205 miles a day for the year. Raleigh have challenged cyclists to do 205miles in a day. I did mine and here is the data http://app.strava.com/activities/147802745
and the challenge site with hall of fame board here http://www.raleigh.co.uk/TommyGodwin205/Hall-of-Fame/
Next up is lONDON-PARIS 3 day event and I have got myself into group1 and able to race for leaders jersey’s. I hope to win one and auction it for the charity, or at least have a lot of fun trying. Event site here http://www.londres-paris.com/
A fortnight after this I’m ging to attempt the Everest challenge, riding a hill course up and down until I have ascended the equivalent height of Everest, just short of 9000m and will take me roughly 16hrs, The hill I’m climbing is only give 27m each ascent over a very short distance, In an hour I have done 500m.
Thanks for taking a look and if you do donate please sign your donation YNWA, I sure hope don’t while I’m out there pushing those peddles. You can see my full ride data page here.http://app.strava.com/athletes/2622892