As part of my cycling mayhem I am looking to Cycle from Carlisle to Middlesbrough for the last away game of the season on Saturday 13th May - 15:00 kick off.
It will be about a 10 hour cycle, but allowing for stoppages and any bike problems, this could be 12 hours in total. So I am going to do this starting on Friday then completing on Saturday.
The total miles are 105.7 and they are via cycle routes 72 and 14. I am thinking of cycling 75.4 to Durham, getting a few drinks in and my head down ready for the final 30.3 miles to The a Riverside.
I am in contact with Middlesbrough FC about the possibility of getting comp tickets, a bike lock up and maybe even meeting some of the players. I have already had a donation from Southampton FC of a signed Pennant (of the cup final squad, hopefully cup winners 2017) that I am going to auction off to raise more money, for the children's hospital.
The charity for this cycle might be kicking racism out of football, who I am also in talks with at the moment, but if not all for the Children Hospital.
Now I do not mind doing this on my own, but I would like others (maybe Northern based Saints) to join me for this cycle, because it is easier and more fun with others. You would need to be up in Carlisle the Thursday evening (we have room at the Sim household) or in the morning on Friday. Want to set off at 8/9 in the morning.
Will hopefully only have to pay for an overnight stay B&B on the Friday night, then any food, drink (beer money).
Either Mrs Sfcsim wiill come out with the wagon and the 5 x bike carrier to take us back in the 7 seater after the game, or if more than 5 the train back.
Please let me know if any of you lot are interested in joining me.