I am resurrecting the blog to update you on my sponsored rides that I am doing in 2013 (and hopefully persuade a few of you to sponsor me!).
Since my last update in 2011 I've cycled very nearly 10,000 miles on my new bike (although really not very new anymore) and have lost over 50 lbs so am now slightly less of a Big Bloke on a Bike!
2012 was a difficult year for my wife and I as my father in law died very unexpectedly in February at the age of 60. He had a heart condition which we did know about but had no idea how serious it was.
In 2012 I cycled in support of the British Heart Foundation in memory of Alastair and I will be doing so again in 2013. Last year I managed to raise a massive £1697 thanks to many friend's and families generosity.
Alastair's death was a huge shock to all of us and obviously caused a lot of upheaval in the McNair family. He was a wonderful man and we all miss him very much. I hope that by supporting the BHF I can help to prevent this happening to another family.
This year I am upping the bar a little and will be doing 4 events totaling 277 miles!
These events are:
- Nightrider London 8th June - 100 KM (62 miles) round London starting at around midnight
- London to Brighton 16th June - 53 miles from Clapham Common to Brighton
- London 100 4th August - 100 miles starting at the Olympic park, round the Olympic cycle route on closed roads finishing on the Mall
- Nightrider Paris 21st September - 100 KM (62 miles) round Paris starting at around midnight This is quite a step up from the 2 events that I did last year.