First of all I’d just like to say however you’ve found your way to this site I hope it offers a bit of an interesting read, or perhaps a bit of advice if you yourself are planning on taking on LEJOG. If neither of those then hopefully it’s at least a mildly entertaining distraction from whatever it was you were doing. Anyway, I digress. A bit about me…
So, yeah…I’m pretty much your standard twenty eight year-old Londoner I guess. I like my football, I like my beer and in the last couple of years I’ve decided that life’s about more than simply earning more than the next person – it’s what you make of it that counts*.
I ran the London Marathon in 2008 and got round in just under five and a half hours – not the fastest time ever and I’d like to beat it at some point, but having been rejected in the ballot for the last two years I thought it was time to set myself another challenge. I’ve always quite fancied the idea of a long-distance cycle tour and after reading a bit about LEJOG I thought ‘that’s for me’ – the blog’s in place to more or less commit myself to it, along with offering a tool to note down my thoughts and experiences before, during and after the experience that I can look back on or others can use to plan their own cycling tours.
My general motivation for taking this on is purely self-indulgent if I’m honest. I want to prove to myself that I can take on, get through and complete these challenges to say ‘I’ve done that’. I do realise, however, that putting myself through such a task does offer an opportunity to help others and if you are interested in sponsoring me in any way, shape or form then I’m sure my chosen charity, The Stroke Association, certainly won’t refuse your donation. Please view the Support Me page to find out more.
That’s pretty much it for now. Any questions, please ask!
* Thought of the blog: Life’s a 4,000 week holiday. Don’t waste it…