I told one of my best friends that I was planning to do the Brands Hatch Cyclothon in September. After he picked himself up off the floor, he explained the humour of the situation. You see, Brands Hatch is not the flattest of race-tracks. In fact, it's rather hilly. My friend showed me a youtube video of the track. It's very scary.
And now he's thrown me a challenge: get round the track once without getting off my bike, and he will donate £100 towards BASICS. That seems worth it. Not so bad, really. I accepted the challenge, and went out on my bike to find some suitable hills to ride up. I found one. I couldn't get up it. Hmmm. Think I need some more practice.
11 months ago