Simon A.
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Ride 100 here I come

Simon A.
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08 Apr 2016

It started with a phone call.
Last Autumn, Lucy, my daughter called: “Dad, I need you and mum to sign up to Ride London. It’s a 100 mile bike ride but it’s a ballot and not many people get accepted. If one of us is accepted then I’ll ride it,” “OK” we said, and duly signed up.
6 months later, February 2016, an email from home “Lucy’s been accepted for Ride London, but I’ve not; and there’s an envelope waiting for you.”

It started with a phone call.

Last Autumn, Lucy, my daughter called: “Dad, I need you and mum to sign up to Ride London. It’s a 100 mile bike ride but it’s a ballot and not many people get accepted. If one of us is accepted then I’ll ride it,” “OK” we said, and duly signed up.
6 months later, February 2016, an email from home “Lucy’s been accepted for Ride London, but I’ve not; and there’s an envelope waiting for you.”
Sod it. I’ve been accepted. That means I have to ride it as well. 100 miles! In a day! I haven’t ridden 100 miles in 3 years.
Hrummmph!
I suppose if I decide to raise some money for one of those charities then that might get me going. And then if I write a blog I’ll have no choice but to do it. And if I tell people I’m doing it then that’s it; I’m stuck with it.
Ok. Who to support. Well Bloodwise is in the list (Leukaemia Research to me and you) so that’s it then. I have a good (or lousy depending upon your point of view) reason for supporting them, so I sign up.