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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just before leaving for the ride in London news came through that Martin Johnson who is an England and International Rugby star – former Captain of Leicester Tigers, England Captain and Coach has joined the Alpine Challenge. Martin is a very keen cyclist and has just done a challenging ride in the Dolomites. As Patron […]
Fund raising and inspiring others
With only 45 days to go to the big day when I set off from Geneva to cycle up the Alps covering 360 miles and climbing 17000ft its a good time to reflect on my fund raise. To date I have raised £4735 thus bringing me close to my target of £5000. When I first […]
Meeting with Sir Bradley Wiggins (Wiggins meets Siggins)
I had an amazing encounter with my hero Sir Bradley Wiggins last night. I think it is only fair to share it with you all! Bradley: Hello Guru, I was passing by and thought I’ll pop in and see you. I hear you are training for an epic challenge! Me: What a surprise – its […]
Last weekend was the British National Cycling Championships and on the Saturday I took part in a sportive over 76 miles. Val and I had booked our accommodation via airbnb and were lucky to get a lovely room in a superb central location at such short notice. The finish line was right outside in the […]
So much fun when you are on the bike.
One of the greatest pleasures of cycling is that you get out into the open countryside and see things that you didn’t even know existed. I am discovering areas of outstanding beauty on my own doorstep. Then, there is the opportunity to go out to other parts of the country to take part in organised […]