On Sunday 10th June 2018 I will be embarking on a 5 day challenge cycling across 450km of winding French country roads. Why I hear you say. Two reasons: 1) to support a fantastic charity which does such phenomenal things for so many people and 2) to ride alongside my old man as his new knee requires a chauffeur.
The training has begun - I’ve got all the gear (and absolutely no idea), some very well manicured Mark Hughes-esque thighs to get me started, a penchant for tight cycling clobber and a real appetite to feel that horrible burning sensation through your legs on a daily basis.
It looks like I’ve slightly underestimated the intensity of this trip - we’re heading to the French Alps for five days, the centrepiece of which will see us tackling the infamous Col de la Bonette, Europe’s highest paved road and the highest point ever reached by the pro peloton in the Tour de France.
Wish me luck and please dig deep to donate what you can for Langdon! If not for them, for the new arse I will need when I’ve finished the ride!
I pay the full costs of participating in the event so every penny you donate will go to the charity and your donation will absolutely make a difference to someone's life.
Langdon support people with learning disabilities, to help them lead independent and fulfilling lives by providing their members with places to live, supporting them to find and secure work, and socialise as a community within their local community. The funds raised from this year’s challenge will go towards Langdon’s employment programme.