Not So Easy!

The challenge, in reality, was not nearly as easy as I had dreamt it might be! (See Previous Blog) In reality, it took me a lot longer, it was a lot harder, my average power output was a lot lower and I didn’t see Rowan Atkinson at all!

My stats came in four parts:

  1. Until my Mio Battery Ran Out
  2. Until my Phone Battery Ran Out
  3. Until my Battery Ran Out
  4. The Final Push

Part 1

Nine times up and down Cleeve Hill from alternate sides, once up Castle Street (a killer!), three times up Stanway Hill and back to Cleeve Hill for a few more ascents. My Mio battery ran out after another three ascents of Cleeve Hill………

Part 2

Another twice up Cleeve Hill and my phone battery ran out……..

Part 3

Another 4.82km, light (and legs) fading, with winds of 34.5km/h, my battery finally ran out!

Part 4

The following morning, 553m short of the required ascent, with my legs screaming ‘No!’ and wind speeds of 36km/hr, with John’s support, I climbed Cleeve, Harp and Ham Hills to reach a total of 3,715m of climb. Mission accomplished!

In Total

168km cycled, 3,715m climbed, over 11 hours of cycling plus over 4 hours of stops for refreshments, refuelling, photos, chat, rest, recovery, shelter from rain, junctions, etc………

More detail to follow when I can muster the energy…………..

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8 thoughts on “Not So Easy!

  1. Wow. I honestly have no idea how you did it. What an achievement. I couldn’t have managed the first hour never mind completing 11 hrs. How you managed to get on the bike the next day is beyond me. Congratulations to all your “cycle buddies”. I hope you teacher your charity target goal – you all deserve it for such an effort.


  2. Honoured to be part of it and to witness the determination and team spirit of a wonderful group of dedicated people.
    Alison…you are simply amazing!!


  3. Alison, you are absolutely amazing, words cannot express how proud I am. Your efforts to raise money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust are fantastic. Determination and willpower always at the ready. Sending love and congratulations 👏👏👏👏👏❤️❤️


  4. 4 parts but one massive achievement. I am so pleased the enormous effort invested for this has paid off both physically but also in terms of donations to CPT. Very proud.


  5. An incredibly remarkable achievement Alison, what an amazing lady you are! A MASSIVE well done to you and all your team.


  6. You are such an inspiration to so many. Your accomplishments are over the top.
    Take Care and Stay Safe…Sending love…..Audrey & Ray..♥️♥️


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