I have set myself a new challenge. Every 2 years I need to challenge myself to do something new that I have never done before. It is usually on a bike but not always so. In 2010, I cycled 3,762 miles on The North Sea Cycle Route. In 2008, it was Le Jog. Previously I cycled in Mongolia, trekked across the Andes and there have been others.
For 2012, it is to beat my biggest one day cycle ride. My current best is 122 miles across Snowdonia made three years ago. I have set myself two targets and these are:
127 Miles on 7 July from Stafford to Llandudno with Stafford Balti Bike Club, and
150 Miles on 10 June from Ivybridge (Devon) to as far north of Bristol as possible.
These journeys will all be on minor roads and I prefer to use the National Cycle Network where possible. This means great scenery and little traffic but many hills.
I want to raise money for a special charity and have already been given £100 to it even though I have not told anyone about the challenge yet! I support charities that promote healthy lifestyles because for me they contribute so much to society.