In the first update about our journey so far, we have to report that training didn’t get off to a good start at all. Having planned to start on the 1st January 2023, we both had this pesky flu that was doing the rounds, so our first official training session wasn’t until 11th January.
Being new to cycling we have spoken to friends and work colleagues , watched endless YouTube videos, all to find out the best way that two 50 year olds, who last used their bikes to get to school, can train for this challenge and it is from these various bits of wisdom we now find ourselves with what is apparently called a pain cave.
Our set up for the winter is a subscription to Zwift. Turbo trainers and accessories from Elite and our entry level Chris Boardman SLR 8.6 road bikes purchased from Halfords in October last year. We are now into the third week of a Fondo training plan.
If you can help us to achieve our goal of raising lots of money for The Bridge (East Midlands) and helping vulnerable and homeless people then please get in touch, or you can donate on our JustGiving page.
Distance To Date – 307km * (190 miles).
Current Morale – Really enjoying it.
*We measure in km as it feels like we’ve gone further. Surely we’re not the only ones that do this.