Going the extra 102 miles

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When friends suffers a bereavement it is often hard to know what to do to help or even say, that help is often even harder when it is a young child that someone has lost.

So when those friends says they want to raise money in memory of their child, then there is only really one answer

YES

Well a friend of mine (Neil) is raising money for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths by getting a group of friends, to cycle 102 miles from Bristol to Exmouth overnight on the 13/14th August this year – it’s officially called the Exmouth Exodus.

That Yes to help, is then quickly followed by a serious thought about whether or not you are physically capable of doing such a ride….but it is really the least I can do, although it is quite daunting as the website says:

The ride is unsupported and it’s a condition of participation that you accept responsibility for your own safety and recovery should you be unable to complete the ride. This isn’t a race or sportive, it’s a group ride on public roads. There’s no broom wagon to pick you up, and it’s essential to carry a basic toolkit and familiarise yourself with simple repairs such as mending a puncture. If you break down, you should expect help from fellow riders

I’ve never cycled that far before, nor am I particularly good with mending my bike either, but it is a great opportunity to raise some money for a great cause and challenge myself as well as getting fitter along the way.

I know most of you won’t know my friend but I hope that you could make a donation – it really doesn’t matter how small. It would certainly help keep us all motivated as a group to know that after cycling those 102 miles we raised a good total for a deserving charity.

You can donate via the team’s Just Giving Page here

You can view the route elevation below to give you a sense of how tough and long it will be (remember this is through the night as well)….although I am looking forward to the downhills :) Fingers crossed it is a clear sky with a bright moon?

One thought on “Going the extra 102 miles

  1. Russell Taylor

    Great cause and tough challenge. Happy to lend you any tools you might need for the ride.

    Actually I wouldn’t mind doing this myself.

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