Well dear reader, as you may be aware I've now cycled Lands End to John O'Groats 3 times & I've always said that I would continue to do it until I've seen the top of Ben Nevis. The last 3 times I've cycled passed it it's been covered in cloud (well rain really!!)
This year when we did the 3 peaks challenge, the weather was glourious & I have photographic evidence that I've seen the top!!
The top of the 'Ben'
This of course has lead me to another quandry, what do I do next. I really enjoy LEJOG, but there is so much more I can do??
I have been contemplating this & decided to enter a tri-athlon. Which I did a few weeks ago with my friends from the gym, Tony, Debbie, Tony (differnt one), Phil, Marcella, Anne & John. I really enjoyed it. I know I'm not the fastest thing on 2 legs, but it was a hoot!!
400m swim, 27k bike ride & 8k run completed!!
Debbie & Tony (no not that one, the other one) at the end
I enjoyed it so much that I have no entered the London Tri-athlon in September. It's a much longer route & involved an open water swim. So a few weeks ago because of work I had to go to Plymouth so called in at the Tri-UK shop on Yeovil. They have a swimming pool, that powers a jet of water at you so I could be measured for & buy my wetsuit (see below)
If anyone mentions whales or Japenese shipping I'll not be impressed
It isn't that flattering!!
Bring out the gimp?!?!?
We have a couple of ideas for next year & indeed later this year. On the 1st October we are cycling from London to Arnhem (about 330 miles) & we plan to do that in 24 hours in one hit. I'm also looking at spending a couple of days cycling some of the iconic climbs of Le Tour in mid October. I'm thinking of Col du Telegraph, Col du Galibier & Alpe d'Huez on the first day. Mont Ventoux & Col du l'Homme Mort (Dead Mans' Pass) on the second day???
Getting ready for the Alpes
Sadly the bloody Olympics is now getting in the way & with the debarcle with G4S I have a feeling my days off will be cancelled to cover so training will be hit & miss
The Olympics can bugger off!!