The 2010 Race Against Time

On 27 June I’ll be getting on my bike in Land’s End and starting the long, much-pedalled ride to John O’Groats as part of the 2010 Race Against Time.

I’ll be one of 15 cyclists taking part in this year’s ride. We’ll be covering the 847 miles in six days, which equates to a daily total of around 145 miles – or nine hours in the saddle every day at an average speed of 16mph.

This is a lot further than I’ve ever cycled before and I still can’t quite work out why I signed up for it. But I’m looking forward to the challenge and I’m training hard for it.

It’s not just about the cycling though – the ride raises money for the Bishop Simeon Trust, a charity that helps the victims of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. It’s a sobering thought that during the six days of our ride, around 35,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa will die of AIDS.

Each rider must raise at least £2000 and that’s proving almost as tricky as the physical challenge. So I’d be very grateful if you could support me with a small contribution (I’d be even more grateful if you supported me with a large contribution, but I’m not going to push it). It’s quick and easy to do via my Virgin Money Giving page and you’ll feel great afterwards!

Thank you.

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