I’m training to ride 100 miles in the Velo Birmingham on the 24th September to celebrate my fathers memory who passed away due to an unforeseen heart condition. I will be raising money and riding on behalf of the British Heart Foundation who carry out brilliant research into inherited heart conditions.and even heart defects found in tiny babies. Please donate whatever you can to this great cause. Your support is awesome and always mega appreciated, thank you!
The opportunity came up to spend a few days road cycling in the mountains of the Parque Natural de Sierra Grazalema in southern Spain. Ronda and Grazalema both represent a good base to cycle out from and the former only 1hr 30mins drive from Malaga airport.
Being the end of February sat well with training for the Cycle to MIPIM but as always at this time expectations on weather have to be managed. As you may have seen from my trip to Mallorca at the end of February last year snow is always a possibility. The weather in Grazalema was particular varied last weekend with sleet snow and brilliant sunshine. Temperature ranging from 0-16 degrees Celsius. Later that week skies cleared and the weather ramped back to 18-20 degrees.
You can see below the route of day one riding taking us up the The Peurto de Las Palomas at approx 1200m elevation. There are fantastic views along much of the climb and the quality of the road surfaces is amazing (compared to UK). The roads are usually very quiet and drivers
Also watch out for the sheep!
Thank you to all our cycle jersey sponsors for their support and donations to Coram the childrens Charity. Our 2016 Cycle to MIPIM jersey is now in manufacture and we can’t wait to see the results. The jersey uses iconography which draws inspiration from a selection of Make’s fantastic architecture projects; now you just have to guess which ones!
Its that festive time of year where socks come into the limelight for better or worse. As far as cycling goes they are instrumental in the battle for warm feet during the cold months. Luckily I’ve been testing a pair of Defeet Woolie Boolie on the bike and I’m pleased to report that my cold feet nightmare has drawn to a close. This is a super warm pair of socks and when used in conjunction with an overshoe keeps things nice and toasty. Now its been fairly mild recently (for December) so I’m also keeping a Sealskinz thermal liner socks as a back-up for the sub zero days. These can be worn underneath the Woolie Boolie for extra warmth. Now I just need a Woolie Boolie with some colour, the charcoal is a bit dull.
Awarded | Kit Bag | for CycleTo MIPIM
An amazing £2,550 raised so far @Coram #CycleToMIPIM. Thank you for all your support and generous donations they will keep me motivated next week during the cycle to Cannes.
On the 5th March 2015, I will embark on 1,500km cycle ride from London to Cannes to raise vital funds for the UK’s first ever dedicated children’s charity, Coram, as part of the Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM 2015.
I join 100 colleagues from the property industry in an epic six day journey that starts in London and takes in Calais, Reims, Dijon, Valence and Aix-en-Provence before arriving in Cannes in time for MIPIM, the annual property sector conference, on Tuesday 10th March.
The money raised will specifically benefit Coram’s adoption service, one of the most successful in the UK, helping children find safe, loving and permanent new homes.