Paul W
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Why 52 miles?

Paul W
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05 Jun 2014

The Bikeathon offers cyclists a choice of distances to complete in support of L&L research - 26, 52, and 100 miles and I chose the mid length 52 miles.

I cycle most days to work on a hybrid Trek 7.3. For those that don't know bikes, this is a workhorse, built for reliability over speed. It has served me well for over 18 months now. Most of my commutes are in the 6-12 mile range depending on how energetic I'm feeling and I cycle to and from work four days a week (jogging in on the fifth day).

I have done a couple of rides in the 20-25 mile range which I felt comfortable with so I thought I should push myself for this charity ride. I was tempted by the 100 mile ride but plumped for the 52 as this is my first attempt at any sort of distance. 

Maybe I'll do the 100 next year.

Comments

06.06.2014

Paul,

I think the 52 mile route this year sounds spot on. I faced a similar dilemma when signing up for the London Bikeathon but having looked at the hills involved in the 100 last year as a volunteer, I definitely think that 52 would be a step to far for me this year at least. Glad the training is going well. Have a good weekend and thanks so much for everything you're doing to help beat blood cancer - it's because of people like you that I'm still here today.

Incidentally, did you know that if you raise £100 you'll get a free LLR cycling jersey and will be helping pay for nurses for two patients entering one of the charity's clinical trials? Certainly got me motivated!

Anonymous
09.06.2014

I am after one of those jerseys. I have £60 already so here's hoping.