I will be taking part in the Transcontinental Race starting on the 27th July, which is an ultra-endurance bike race that, this year, travels from Bourgas in Bulgaria, to Brest in France. There is a finishers party in Brest at 1900 on the 11th of August…my goal is to make it to the party on time.
The race is unsupported meaning that from start to finish riders are on their own. Each rider has to independently plan their own route through four checkpoints that force us over the Alps. My plan for the route will see me cover around 2,500 miles, or 4,000km’s…and lots of this will be uphill.
All money raise will be going to support the work of No6 Edinburgh
I’d very much like to raise LOTS of money to support the ongoing work at Number 6, so please donate. Cycling this distance can become lonely, so I’d like to ask you to join me on my journey. You can do this by nominating a tune or two to my Transcontinental Spotify playlist. If you sponsor me £5 then you can nominate one tune, if you sponsor me £20 then you can nominate 5 tunes. I like a bit of 80’s cheese, Bob Dylan, DireStraits, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, The Doves…or you can just let me choose on your behalf. You could always opt for Aqua – Barbie Girl…but then I’ll know you hate me, ha ha. I promise to listen to every tune without skipping…at least once*.
* please don’t make me cry.
Tune suggestion to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 18th of July.
So far training has been interesting, though I’m getting bored cycling in the rain, wet, and winds of Scotland so I’m looking forward to some sunshine though I know this will bring different challenges that a Scotsman may not be used to. There’s no real way to train for the Alps when you’re in Scotland, so I’ve concentrated on just riding my bike. I’m hoping that a mix of long and slow rides coupled with some fast chaingang rides will be the right combination.
I don’t regard myself as a typical autistic person, but I expect that’s because there isn’t a typical person as it’s a spectrum disorder.
You can comment on my ride on Facebook or Twitter using #TCRNo7cap138