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cycling 75miles in 1day, off-road with only 1 gear for British Heart Foundation because it's a daft thing to do, but for a great cause

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  • Event: London to Brighton off-road Bike Ride, 21 Sep 2013

British Heart Foundation

We fund life saving medical research to beat the world's biggest killers.

Charity Registration No. 225971

Story

Since my old dad did it I've never really fancied riding from London to Brighton. But, if a silly old fart can do it on a borrowed bike - and have a pint in every pub he saw along the way - then surely I could have a go?

But then I saw an off-road version. Cool. And then I thought -"what about doing it on a single speed mountain bike?". You know, like a real bike but with the gears ripped off.

Then I thought "that's a bit of a stupid thing to try and my heart would surely give up - instead of being a fund-raiser I'd end up being a fund-user", but my stupid brain goaded me on with "What!? Are you wimping out, mummy's boy?"

So. I'm gonna do it. 75 miles off-road. In a day. Without gears. I must be mad.

Please donate a couple of quid. I'd at least like to match the costs I'm going to incur for transport, food, entry fee and post-ride medical expenses for a new bum and an oxygen tent.

thanks,

Gus

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