Progress so far...

June 30th 2009 - 22 stone 4Ibs. Current weight - 17 stone 1Ib. Weight loss - 5 stone 3Ibs. Commuting miles - 3389.
Non commuting miles - 359. Mileage this week - 101 miles. Total mileage - 3748 miles.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Stand by!

The waiting is nearly over thankfully, I couldn't sleep last night for thinking about tomorrow's self imposed task.

Will I get up on time?

Will my couple of bananas for brekky and a coffee do me until my first scheduled stop?

Will just a T Shirt for a top do for the ride?

What if my map reading skills go pear shaped?

What if I have a major mechanical?

Etc etc etc...

This isn't such a bad thing, for me the above behaviour means I care, not that I'm nervous, I just want to crack on now.

For those of you interested I'll Tweet my progress at my scheduled stops:

When I get on to the Fosse Way.

At Bidford on Avon.

At Redditch.

Then obviously when I get home.

I'll do my best to take photos, but I'm terrible for taking pictures during a job like this, I get pretty focussed and never want to stop, so please bear with me! As for filming, I'll have my Muvi on but it's capacity is limited so it'll get used as and when. Or maybe never, dunno yet.

I'm not certain when I'll blog about it, depends on how I feel tomorrow so it may be Saturday.

Whatever happens I'll be at the Dodford for a couple of well deserved ales tomorrow evening!


  1. I have no idea what you're attempting but good luck.

    I got into the habbit of clocking some serious miles after work but I was never very good at doing many miles before. I always used to struggle to get out of bed.

  2. You'll get there trouble free I'm sure. You're breakfast should be some better carbs I'd say than just bananas.

  3. It's my up and at 'em morning thing again. Don't want to be hanging around. Just grab a fast bite and bugger off. I'll be carrying enough jam sandwiches to see me round the route.

  4. I cheer for you Clive, from across the pond. Good luck.

  5. Good luck, have fun, ride safe! Looking forward to the pics and the story.

  6. All the best you as you take on 100, my friend. You'll do brilliantly. With motivation like you've got, there is no stopping you. Can't wait to hear about it.


  7. All the best for the ride tomorrow, hope the weather holds for you

  8. Get in there my son, and most of all enjoy it, a century ride already in your cycling career, shows what a fat lazy barstard I am. Have a great day.

  9. Good luck clive ope it all goes without any hitches mate