2016 is my 70th birthday year, so I would really like to make it special and thus these four challenges (although I’m still waiting to hear if I have a place on Ride London) – all really exciting rides in wonderful locations. I would also like to take my personal fund raising over the £100k mark and will be working very hard to achieve that goal (with the help of all you wonderful people who have been so supportive over the years).
See further details of my rides below and also in the diaries & related pages. I am thrilled to say that due to your kindness & generosity, my personal Fundraising total for 2016 now stands total at over £36,400.
- 6 March
Cape Town Cycle Tour
The largest, timed cycling event in the world. 35,000 cyclists will line up to ride the 109km route through some of the world’s most spectacular scenery that includes the iconic Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Update – March 2016: Cape Argus completed! Was magnificent. See my diary for the details.
- April 15th
If I’ve recovered from my birthday celebrations earlier that week, I shall try to ride 70 miles, on Jersey this day, with my cycling buddies and anyone else who cares to join us (we’d be delighted to see you, if you fancy it and lunch is on me!).
Update: 70 miles completed! Report within
- 31 July
A 100-mile challenge through London and Surrey. RideLondon will start in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then travel through the capital and onto Surrey’s stunning country roads and through the Surrey Hills before a spectacular finish on The Mall in central London.
I had to travel to South America on the day of the ride so have deferred until 2017 when I have a guaranteed place.
- 13-18 June
Macmillan Jersey Pyrenees Cycle Challenge 2016
Cycling from Carcassonne in France through Andorra to Barcelona, this trip will cover spectacular scenery and the mighty Pyrenees.
This was a most wonderful ride and experience and the Group have so far raised raised over £100,000 for Macmillan, Jersey, with more fundraising initiatives still to take place. There is a day-by-day diary on the ride.
Find out how to sponsor these events on my sponsorship page on the Macmillan Jersey website.