Cycling with friends is so much more fun than cycling alone and There are many wonderful people I cycle with regularly.
This post is a shout out and huge ‘thank you’ to the other lovely people who have joined me for the occasional cycle ride over the last couple of years.
To Alison, Michael and Robbie Plunkett who enthusiastically (Robbie does everythingenthusiastically!) cycled around Cheltenham with me one sunny Sunday morning.
To John, Callum, Rory and Kieran Anderson along with Neeraj, Vilas and Seki Prasad.Wonderful to cycle with such oldfriends.
To Paul Jones for a fabulous day’s cycling around Kyoto. I wouldn’t have attempted it on my own and it was such anadventure.
To Marie & Sally, thank you for indulging me and embracing a cycle around Central Park, despite it not being in either of your ‘top ten things to do in New York’ list
to John, Callum, Rory and Kieran on a Family Holiday in Germany.. Thank you all for indulging me yet again!
To Alison Ferris – I loved your company. Just as well as we did 20 miles more and took two hours longer than planned. Must brush up on my map reading skills! But we did find a pub for lunch that provided sun hats though!
to My lovely little sister who nervously embraced the challenge of reacquainting herself with the joys of cycling and then came back and did it all over again the following year.
To Jim Pascoe Watson for bringing a sense of joy to everyone who has ever cycled with him. For joining us during LEJOG from Weston to Cheltenham with so much enthusiasm and fun despite the saddle sores!
To Claire Lehman for joining us in Devon and leading the team home on the last few hills at the end of a very long day. Chapeau!
To Jackie and CAroline for a birthday cycle and many an enjoyable Sunday cycle.
To Ali, Sally and Marie for embracing a sunny cycle in Seville
To Jane and chris who introduced us to our first real cycle challenge many years ago with the Coast 2 Coast. It took us nearly a decade to sign up to another one! Loved cycling with you again.
To Julie Baillie, my oldest friend who after five years without being on a bike, embraced a 45 mile ride with her usual smile, enthusiasm, sense of fun and energy.
TO THE SUNDAY CYCLING TEAM (AL, CAROLINE, JACKIE, NIGEL AND RIC) WHO WELCOMED US WITH OPEN ARMS, LOTS OF HUMOUR, FABULOUSLY PLANNED ROUTES AND THE BEST CAKE AND COFFEE STOPS IN THE SOUTH WEST!
To the Lanzarote training team for a great few days training for The Raid Alpine.
To everyone who joined us for parts of LEJOG, our Devon and Brecon Beacons cycling weekends, sportives and ad hoc training rides. Too many to name you all (and I’m afraid of missing someone out if I try) but you know who you are…….