Matt Gregory
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The bike gets fixed, then breaks!

Matt Gregory
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07 Aug 2014

The gears on my (Uncles old) bike were never right. I fear they were even less right after going for a service at Evans cycles in Guildford. I only had my lowest 2 cogs on the front,  so fine for going up hills and slowly,  but not great for increasing speed on the flat or going downhill as the legs were just spinning faster and faster.  Luckily a friend and co worker of Helens, Toby offered to take a look and after a bottle of wine and stealing some spare parts of my rusting old full suspension bike (luckily it had never made it to the tip, only the tip pile) the gears were fully working smoothly with no issues at all!  That was last night.

 

Getting home from work and having a 10 mile route planned, I headed out, only to get a puncture after 3.5 miles. Safely to say a quick call to Helen and the rescue team collected me after a mile walk to the nearest road.  With the puncture now fixed, hopefully that 10 mile route will be completed tomorrow, Friday. I have a couple of bigger routes planned for Saturday and Sunday,  at least a 15 miles each day,  and I might try to get to Guildford and back, circa 20+miles of surrey hills on Sunday depending on the weather. 

 

As always please please dig deep.  Sadly my families battle with leukaemia ended with Jamie passing away, but with your help and sponsorship,  we can help beat blood cancer whilst supporting all those families,  friends and, co workers who are effected daily by blood cancers.