My dad died 11 years ago on 21st August 2005. The reason he died was due to a number of things including, heavy smoking (60 a day), eating all the wrong food (poor diet) and no regular exercise over a number of years.
I decided while out cycling on 21st August, that it was time to get myself back in shape and a more regular rider of my mountain bike. I am going to cycle the equivalent of 11 miles a day between 21st August 2016 and 21st August 2017. This amounts to 4015 miles in the year. (more than I do in my car)
To allow for cycle day breaks, holidays, illness, workloads, bike malfunctions, Sfcsim malfunctions, extreme weather and other things that are bound to come up, I am going to just cycle as much as i can and deduct from the 4015 miles and hopefully get to 0 before this time next year.
In this time I plan to do 4 sportives of over 40 miles with one being 100 or over.
2 weeks in today and I have cycled 202.17 miles, which works out at 14.48 miles a day. Ok I know I am only 2 weeks in and the weather is still quite nice, but I am a determined fucker and even more so when it comes to cycling, something I love doing, so might as well put it to use.
So only 3,812.83 miles to go! If I am not the weight and fitness I want to be after this, then I never will be!!!
I have decided that I would love Sotonians to bang some money into the Southampton General Hospital fund raiser that is already set up. Just follow the link below. To see money donated will help me no ends to keep cycling.
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sotonians - please put a note "Cycle Challenge" so I can keep track.
I started at 16 stone 8 and had started cycling regularly for 2 weeks before starting this challenge, but today I am 15 stone 7. I also had a week camping with no cycling before the challenge.