So here we are, my very first blog......
Last August my Dad mentioned to me that he was going to ride from London to Paris. I thought he had lost the plot as I've never seen him on a bike before. To add insult to injury he suffered a major heart attack just over 5 years ago.
Anyway, his bike was delivered and he was off. To see him in lycra was funny to say the least.
I was concerned for his well-being however I could see that he was fully committed. I decided I would sign up and follow him on his journey as both of us know to many families who have been effected by this illness.
After buying my bike in September, I too, was now in lycra and a helmet.
Me and the bike seat did not get on to well for the first couple of rides. Now we understand each other and he knows I am the boss :)
My training got off to a very good start, averaging around 30 – 40 miles a session. I had planned on increasing this by buying a turbo for the house to help me train in the colder months.
Unfortunately I have come across a slight set back as I have broken not just one but both off my feet, that's a whole new story :(
This has not dented my enthusiasm in the slightest however it has made me more determined to get back out there especially with the evenings brightening.
If you are interested in my journey then please keep looking as updates will follow.
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