Sunday, 25 July 2010

The Sunday morning run

Joff Baker out training on a Sunday morning.

Not bad considering he was out until 2am!

The Pennines have plenty of hills. Good practice for the Alps!


Saturday, 24 July 2010

A new team member

We have a new team member! Pete Connelly is joining us in Zurich and riding down to Florence. Now Pete has a reputation for always looking his best and we know there has been much debate in the Connelly household about how he will be able to carry his extensive wardrode on the back of his bike.
I am still waiting for an official photo of Pete so I have attached this likeness of him.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The power of gadgetry

The aim is to send regular updates of the trip via my iPhone. Hopefully this blogpost shows that it's possible for even me to make the technology work!

I have added a picture of Tina out training for the bike ride. We are just about to cycle up Cragg Vale which at 5.5 miles is apparently the UK's longest continuous climb!

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it's really going to happen

This is my first post on a blog ever and it could all go sadly wrong! I am starting to realise how much organisation is needed for a 2500 km bike ride but things are started to come together. As we have different members of the team riding different stages it's been like a mini travel agency. People are flying into and out of Zurich, Milan and Florence which is fine until you realise the airlines want the bikes all boxed up. How do you carry a bike box over the Alps?!

The team has grown to 8 people who are cycling parts of the route. I have included a photo of the St Gotthard Pass which is mainly cobbled and is our main crossing point for the Swiss Alps, when I showed this photo to my mates more people wanted to join the ride! So it's not just me that's mad.