Hi, my name is Kevin and I'm undertaking this ride in memory of my daughter Naomi who was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 1996 aged two and sadly died 15 months later desite the best efforts of the team at Birmingham Childrens Hospital who Naomi loved.
Since that time I've completed various local rides raising funds for L&LR but as this year Naomi would have been 21 I thought I should mark this landmark age in a special way. Initially I had thought to enter the 2014 ride but just a little training convinced me there was no way I was going to get in any shape to undertake it so held off for 2015.Having now put in some work and completed the inaugural Birmingham ride feel I stand a chance of making it so here goes. Riding the road when the weather allows and on the trainer in the garage when it isn't to build up some stamina over the winter I'll have to seriously up this next year, but nothing coms easy.
At 58 not sure about time trials and hill climbs, just want to arrive with my lungs on the inside so the bike is already fitted with the "lantern rouge" so just look back and give me a wave occasionally.