C2C in a Day! 1 Week to go!

Well it's only a week to go before we will be loading up and setting off in the coach for St Bee's in Cumbria.

It all started when a group of us last year decided to take on the challenge of the 'Coast to Coast in Day 2015' which is a 150 mile cycle ride from the Seascale, Cumbria through the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Northern Valleys of the North Yorkshire Moors finishing by the sea in Whitby in just one day!! Yes. just one day and if that is not enough of a challenge the route also takes in over 15,000ft of climbing!!

briggLIVESWe also decided to raise a bit of cash for Brigg L.I.V.E.S in the process, The Brigg Group of the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) trains and provides first responders, who often get to people needing urgent help before ambulance crews arrive.  This is an invaluable service for the Brigg Community. You can make a donation via JustGiving.com Continue reading

Yorkshire Dales Ride with BDCC

With 13 days until the Coast to Coast in a day, a group of 10 decided to head to the Yorkshire Dales for some hill training. Weather forecast was looking grim, so I knew it would be character building and a good opportunity to learn to ride up and down the hills in the wet. 6am we departed from home and headed to Linton, where we parked up outside a lovely pub called the Fountaine Inn. Note for fellow female cyclists,the nearest toilets to Linton are in Grassington, we discovered these today after drinking too much coffee en route!!!
Talking about wee stops, I never realised how weak all of the men's bladders were, especially Johnny, it must have been at least 5 wee stops for him!! Continue reading