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This September i will be getting on my bike with the intention of cycling laps around the Brands Hatch GP circuit as many times as possible for a whole 24 hours. Other than toilet breaks and the need to get off and stretch i will be pedaling for a day. Many who know me will think not much of this - usual level of stupid....
But as i sign up for Revolve24 I am about as unfit as i have been - pretty much ever. In 2016 i got on my bikes about 5x, my legs are weak, my waistline is not where it should be and i doubt i can currently cope with more than an hour on a bike at the moment.
Previously i have ridden the GYBR (Wetherby to Filey) and back in one day (145 miles) and that was pretty tough even with some level of training. It is my hope to double this distance by covering 125 laps or more. This feels quite achievable until i start adding up the climbing..
Each lap has around 60m of climb across the overall undulation of the course, If i manage the 125 laps intended thats 7,500m (or 24,600ft in old money). This number makes me nervous, i usually climb these heights using a cable car.
Previously i have raised funds for Macmillan, RNIB (blind - not lifeboats) and cancer research. These big charities get a lot of regular support but this year, inspired by the Paralympic athlete David Stone i am supporting "Stick n step" (http://www.sticknstep.org/)
Stick 'n' Step works with children with cerebral palsy, and their families, from all over the North West of England and North Wales. Our goal is to help each child improve their independence, confidence and mobility through free conductive education. We do not receive funding from the NHS or government, so fundraise to ensure that our sessions are provided for free. Some children learn to sit up, some to stand, others to walk, run, and even play football. All gain immensely in self-confidence and independence.
Please help me to help them