Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The bad idea bike ride - a post mortem.

About a month ago Mark Schorah and I decided that cycling ninety miles from Ipswich to Haverhill and back in aid of The Red Cross sounded like a good idea, so I hopped on my bike and was horrified that I could only go about four miles without getting a pounding headache and seeing flashing lights in front of my eyes. If you want to know more about why we committed to this very bad idea look here - http://lawsie.blogspot.com/2011/04/born-to-ride-pensively-prepared-for.html

Much against everyone's advice Mark (a.k.a 'Trumpet') and I took off from Ipswich at about 8am yesterday and cycled to Haverhill and back.  But we had a problem, and that problem was that we'd only racked up about 75 miles, so we cycled through Ipswich and out the other side until we reached Martlesham Heath.

We both hurt like hell today, but the important thing is that we did it, and we raised a lot more money for the red cross than we expected to!  I'm personally quite proud that I managed to keep pace with Mark despite the fact he's young enough that (biologically speaking) I could be his father.

If you would like to know more about how this epic ride went then why not watch this short video:



It's still not too late to donate some money, and if you do so online (and you're a UK taxpayer) the government will add a little something extra to your donation at no cost to you!