To say I’m feeling saddle sore would be a huge understatement. Now I know how John Wayne must have felt in some of those old movies!
But the good news is that we (James Hickey, CEO of Alliott Group and myself) are eating up the miles on the bike, and are now on Day 4 of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain charity cycle. By the end of today, we’ll have covered 423 miles – it’s a scary thought that we are not even half way through the 969 miles, but it’s encouraging to know that we are only 2 days away from our first stop in Scotland.
Meeting with my nephew today whose brother is currently having chemotherapy for lymphoma (and is doing very well) was hugely motivational and will remain in my thoughts as the miles tick by and my legs start to wobble!
It was also great to see a number of the Gloucester Rugby Club squad yesterday as we crossed the Severn Bridge, and to get the opportunity to have a photo taken with them.
By the end of tomorrow, we will be in Penrith, and will have enjoyed views of the Lake District and even the Blackpool Tower in the distance. Tough days ahead, but we remain determined to complete what has already been an epic journey. All the training is certainly paying off.
Thank you to all who have sponsored so generously – if you haven’t done so already, please visit my Just Giving page. Over £2,000 has already been raised for Rennie Grove Charity Hospice. You can also follow our trip on Twitter by accessing my personal Twitter page or the Sherrards Twitter page.