Updated: Sep 11
When I started my static cycle to raise awareness for foodbanks I might have made a mistake. I wanted to highlight the injustice of the fact that people are having to use foodbanks, and I thought that by doing a 2,092.4km static bike ride around the UK and Ireland I would raise awareness and maybe get a bit fitter, and hopefully complete the whole thing in around 6 months.
What I didn't take in to account - because at that time it didn't exist - was COVID, and more importantly for this particular task, my knees. Those who know me well might know I have already had a knee replacement and my "good" knee isn't that good. So cycling, even on a static bike, is more of a challenge that I had antiicpated.
Anyway, I am pleased to say I have finally arrived in Belfast, and I am now on my way to Cork. This also marks completion of the first half of the ride and at 345km, Belfast to Cork is the longest single part of the ride.
If you want to know more please take a look at Cycle for Foodbanks, or just remember if you are in a position to do so, that foodbank use has increased massively since I started my ride in 2018, and if you can make any donation, in persona or via your local foodbank or the Trussell Trust online, then it will make a massive difference to at least one family.
Here is to the rest of the trip, on to Cork, Bude, Romford, Basildon and back home to Billericay. Let's hope the homeward leg doesn't take me as long to complete!!!