Day one - Glasgow to St Boswells
There were nerves at Celtic Park as Alex, Smudge and Geoff gathered to begin their day...and it wasn’t the presence of TV Cameras OR Neil Lennon...the impending cycle was playing on their minds! A brilliant turn out from broadcast and print media led to some well deserved coverage for what Alex and Smudge have taken on to support Stan. Neil Lennon and Celtic were incredible and couldn’t have provided a better send off for their first day. A Pitch side start and Neil Lennon cycling with the peleton (for 100metres!) looked amazing, filled the lads with encouragement and the police escort got them on to the roads and out of the city safely.
After a quick lunchtime massage the peleton set off again, the boys were so quick they had time to stop off for a coffee half way to the finish...we are all very impressed with their pedalling.
Arrival in St Boswells was one full of whoops and cheers, from Matt, James and Ruth, plus some local residents, one of whom had her sister staying from Canada, she has just been diagnosed with leukaemia, and was flying back the following day. She got to see Alex, Smudge and Geoff in to St Boswells before departing to begin her treatment. We wish her well.
Ruth - Pedal for Petrov Crew