Singh of the Mountains

Cycling challenge

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 […]

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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 […]

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Day one

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Sad News

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

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10 Days to go…

This time in two weeks I would have finished my Geneva to Milan bike ride and will be ready to get home. The last few months have flown by. I think I have done adequate training, lost weight and feel so much better in myself. My fund raising from all sources has reached £6000 today […]

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17 Days to go.

Last week had flown by very quickly. We had a great family get together and it was lovely to see all but now that everyone has gone back to their respective homes its back to business as far as my training is concerned. Two problems I had to deal with in the past week – […]

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24 days to go

24 days to go to the big ride start. Can’t believe that it was only 8 months ago I signed up for this challenge. How time has passed and what I have achieved in that time. Whereas I am not quite your finely honed athlete I am much fitter than ever I could have imagined […]

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One month to go

After the epic RideLondon100 I have plunged straight into a very busy week. Looking forward to a family get-together next week so a lot to do along with serious training. So this week’s blog which is already a day late is going to be very brief. With only 30 days to go until the challenge […]

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