Baxter H
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Countdown to the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research charity Birmingham Bikeathon

Baxter H
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15 Sep 2014

The cycle training has been going slowly and steadily, with a couple of  +20 milers in August, followed by some continental training with five more of the team which is riding for charity. The sunshine training in the beautiful country of Slovenia turned out to be quite damp on the outside with rainy weather, & quite wet on the inside with the help of good value tasty local wine. We cycled around 45 kilometres a day for six days, with some interesting climbs in the north western hills and mountains. One particular climb involved a cycle from the shores of Lake Bohinj up to a small ski resort and then down to the medieval town of Skofja Loca- the vertical ascent was 750 metres over an eleven kilometre distance- not bad for a group of amateur cyclists with an average age of 57.5!

The last part of the training has been at boot camp in the Trossachs in west Scotland for two of the team, culminating in a 20 miler round parts of the beautiful lochs of Katrine, Achray & Venacher, taking in the town of Callander.

We are now tapering towards the big event, but may sneak in a long ride tomorrow, just to keep spinning & harden up the saddle area!  Please give generously to our chosen charity to spur on the old team. Thanks.