I need to get practising!

Well with Lee bragging about his ubber massive 24 mile cycle ride today, I am filled with respect and more than a little jealousy!! You see at the moment I am the only challenger who doesn’t actually own a bike! Let me hear you say Ahhhhh!! In fact, I haven’t ridden a bike for about 5 years now!

So, I need to get a bike ASAP so that I can start practising! You can help. If you know anyone who has a road bike for sale at a cheap price, let me know. I will be eternally in your debt, but my butt will hate you for it, so I hope you can live with that!

On our proper ride in 2014 we will need to be covering around 70 miles every day, so you can see why I need to get cycling! Sometimes I have to ask myself how do I get myself in to these things? But in it I am, and in it indeed up to my neck! Still its all in a very worthy cause!

If you know where I can get a cheap practice bike from email me roy@chubbscyclechallenge.co.uk

Loving your support!

What went from “shall we do a charity cycle ride?” …. “yeah OK, Lands End to John O’Groats?” “ok” has now become quite large! In the first week you lovely people have donated £69, offered first aid equipment, training rides and more! We have even had an email from the current Lands End to John O’Groats record holder Ben Rockett!

Thank you to Richard Cumes of Bideford Peleton offering us a space on their training rides to get used to endurance and group riding. Adam Ingleton who has already completed the challenge giving us loads of info on routes and copious welcome advice about the challenge itself! Thanks to UK medical equipment who have donated a uber First Aid kit to take along on the ride (hopefully we won’t need to use it!!)

If you’re reading this thinking, “I’d love to donate but I’m not sure how much I can afford or when” that’s fine! You can help us FOR FREE by liking and sharing our Facebook page, following us and re-tweeting our feed on Twitter and of course sharing this blog by hitting one of the share buttons below!

Thank you so much for your support! Right, I’m off for a ride!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

 

 

Meet our challengers: Roy Grimes!

Roy Grimes

Four months ago I weighed nearly 21 stone and had been very overweight for a good number of years. I have always wanted to lose the weight but could never achieve it no matter how hard I tried. During the last 4 months I have managed to shed a massive 5 stone, that’s a whole child or a German shepherd! No comments please! What’s more in order to achieve my challenge, I have to lose even more weight and then keep it off! With the potential of raising much cash for a worthy cause, I am keen to succeed. Loosing weight is one thing, but I also need to get myself fighting fit so that I have the stamina to complete this challenge.

So now, this brings me to the challenge itself. My challenge is twofold.

1. Train hard, lose the weight and get myself fit!

2. The big push, cycle hard over 900 miles from Lands End and John O’ Groats!

I’m genuinely not sure which part of the challenge scares me the most. So in sponsoring me to do this challenge you will be supporting the tireless work done by Epilepsy Bereaved, as well motivating me to work as hard as I can over the next 18 months to get fit and complete the daunting cycle ride.

Whats it all about?

In the summer of 2014 4 self proclaimed “chubby cyclists” will be attempting a feat usually reserved for the super fit!

The plan is to cycle form Lands End to John O’ Groats in order to raise money for Epilepsy Bereaved. More about the charity in a mo!

I know what you’re thinking…. 2014 is ages away! Well, between now and next summer we have a great deal of hard work and training to do as we prepare ourselves for this personal challenge. To say it’s not going to be easy is an understatement, but through our challenge we aim to raise loads of cash for this most worthwhile charity.

Please, if you can sponsor us on our epic journey which starts NOW with our training though to the climax in 2014, the EPIC ride itself. You can also show your support by spreading the word about our long, and probably traumatic challenge! Please, follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page now!

So, why are we doing this then? Allow me to hand you over to “The Gaffer” Roy Grimes to carry on the narration!

Roy Here, in 2006 I lost my brother Nathan to S.U.D.E.P (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) He was aged 32 when he died. Before his death, I had never even heard of S.U.D.E.P, yet in the UK over 500 deaths every year are attributed to this.

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Nathan

Both Sean and I have been on a weight loss campaign for a few months now, and Lee is monumentally unmotivated and unfit!  We want to keep the momentum going as well as raise money for a worthy cause. So, for me this had to be Epilepsy Bereaved. Sean has kindly agreed to this being our nominated charity. The fact that it is so close to my heart, makes it all the more motivating as I push forward to some intense training for our event in 18 months.