Richard H
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Finished (in all senses of the word!)

Richard H
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01 Sep 2014

Well done Harry.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102372630242121529371/posts/SyaiQuvreqB

The boy done good, I'm frankly staggered he made it around, I was fully prepared for a major meltdown.  He'd done sweet FA on the fitness and training front.  Not unsurprisingly it all spectacularly unravelled at mile 81 up the last big climb, and he began the agony of cramping in the saddle, but he wasn't the only person who had to get off and walk. Thereafter he was firing on 3 cylinders.  The beauty of these charity gigs is there's really some quite unfit but very well intentioned large lycra clad folk on beautiful machines laying in ditches all along the route which cheered Harry up no end.  We were also blessed with good weather.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us and the charity.  Thanks to the research our friend can live a fairly normal life now, notwithstanding the £30k annual cost of the drugs to keep his CML under wraps.  A bone marrow transplant is a last resort, and a quite harrowing experience by the sounds of it and only gives an average 5 year life expectancy.

Harry & Richard

xxx