Not the Final Post
When I started writing this blog 10 months ago I had no idea as to how it will be received. I started the blog on the advice of my daughter Hannah who rightly said that to reach as many people as possible with my message I had to embrace social media, including FaceBook. The other […]
The surprise on the last day!
Got back last night to an amazing feeling. Having had a very tough four days of cycling it was wonderful to be home and sink into a warm bath. Proud of having shared so many wonderful memories with a fantastic group of people. It has been a long and determined journey but worth every bit […]
This blog should have gone out yesterday but due to iPad failure didn’t happen! Brief summary: It must have been an amazing sight for the Milanese and countless surprised tourists as 72 riders all in Hope’s Italian Job tops cycled into the Piazza del Duomo yesterday evening. Cameras clicking, bubbly flowing, many hugs (even from […]
A long day in the saddle and some good news.
The rider Reg who was injured in a dramatic high speed descent yesterday is much better. He has two fractured vertebrae and should be out of hospital soon. The fractures are not unstable and there is no damage to the spinal cord. Today’s ride started off with a very long and tortuous descent. The weather […]
Tough day in The Alps – Thun to Passo Gottardo
Today was the toughest day of my life. I have never done so much climbing before and that too in adverse weather conditions, with temperatures plummeting and a wind chill of zero degrees C in strong winds. The day was also marred with a serious injury when a rider came off on a descent and […]
9.30 start from in front of the hotel on the shores of Lac Laussane. 6 groups of 10 riders with each group shepherded by two support riders. Cycling through Switzerland an amazing country with stunning scenery. First 20 miles were flat and then the killer long climb of Col du Pillon. An amazingly fast descent […]
Today is the day!
So here we are – after months of tireless training in just over two hours we will be setting off on our epic ride. 60 cyclists along with 12 support riders will tackle 360 miles over the next 4 days when we set off from Èvian-les-Bains just outside Geneva to Milan in the process climbing […]
A massive thank you!
It is difficult to put into words the debt of gratitude I feel towards all of my family, friends and community for the tremendous support I have had not just in the last few very difficult days but also over the last few weeks and months. Earlier this year my brother Bhagwant who had been […]
Sadly I have to announce that my brother-in-law Kuldeep suddenly collapsed and died last night. There will be no blog today and I shall try and update you all in the next day or so. RIP Kuldeep S Gill 1948-2015