Kate W's blog posts
Patient voices Final week!
So, last week I did four lots of 30 mile rides (all on the stationary bike) and found I improved quite a bit - I managed to take 12 minutes off Tuesday's time by the time I got to the fourth ride on Friday. This week, I will do two lots of 52 miles, just to get properly used to that distance for the big day on Sunday. I left work early today (I did not relish the prospect of finishing my training after nine in the evening!) and managed to do 52 miles in 3 hours and 23 minutes, which I'm pretty pleased about. I'm hoping to complete Sunday's ride in less than four hours, but I guess the varying gradients and other riders might prove tricky... I've been repeatedly told it's not a race, but I do want to try my very best, seeing as this cause is so dear to my heart. I'd hate to look back on all this and think I could have tried harder to honour my mum and the people who kept her alive. Incidentally, I finally got my fundraising pack after months of waiting - I am now happy in the knowledge that I am rider number 625, and even more pleased by the inclusion of a lovely t-shirt! As you can see, I have also taken a new profile picture of me holding up the placard also included in the pack, to remind everyone of my fundraising - I have duly added this to all my social media networks as advised, and sponsorship is slowly creeping up to the magical £1000 mark. I really hope I can reach my target.
Patient voices More training and Sky Rides
So I'm stepping up my training a little more as we get to the end of August - I'm aiming for at least 100 miles a week from now on.
Patient voices 30 mile ride
Yesterday, I went on a 30 mile Sky Ride, categorised as 'Challenging', the hardest category of Sky Ride, and the first time I'd attempted this category.
Blog Mum in Brum!
Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I've had a few days off work (and exercise), whilst Mum came to visit for a few days - we had a lovely catch-up, including going to the local Jazz, Funk and Soul festival, culminating in much boogieing (to Ben's quiet dismay).
Supporter stories 52 miles (83.7km)
Well, now I know for sure I am capable of going for 52 miles, having done it (well, 83.7 km to be precise) last night on the stationery bike. It was quite a slog, but I managed it in 3 hours and 57 minutes, which I'm prety pleased with.
Supporter stories Sunday Ride
On Sunday morning I left the house at the ungodly (actually, given the timing, I guess that is a fairly godly) hour of 09:00, to get to a Sainsbury's car park four miles away, to meet my fellow Sky Riders for the South Birmingham Lakes tour, a 20 mile circuit along country roads, culminating in a