When You Haven’t Got A Plan….


You may remember that last year I did RideLondon and then rode to Paris with two of my kids. Then I took my own advice and put together a fairly comprehensive training plan at the start of the year – completing the reduced (86 mile) Ride London course in under 5 hours, in pretty horrendous conditions and getting to Paris reasonably comfortably, bar a very wet and miserable third day. This year, courtesy of the Samaritans, I have a place in RideLondon but unlike last year there has been no structured training plan. Something that goes against much of what I’ve written on these pages over the past couple of years!

So, I’m going into next weeks RideLondon not in tip top shape (was I ever), with limited training and unlikely to meet the 5 1/2 hour target I had initially set myself!  So, I can always hope!!

So here’s the request – given the kind people at the Samaritans have given me a place, if you’re able to support their work, then they and I would be really grateful if you can donate on my Just Giving page – https://www.justgiving.com/Andy-Aitkenhead – I may even scrape near my target…


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