As we rapidly approach the date for the Ride London 2019 event, on 4th August, our three intrepid cyclists from Scotts have been updating us on their training regime.
Josh, Christian and Brett have taken on this cycling challenge to raise money for Ride High, a charity for disadvantaged children who are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year.
Ride High is a charity that aims to transform the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to learn to ride and look after horses and ponies. They effect lasting change in a child’s attitude, self-confidence and life prospects so they become happy, confident young people who are positively engaged in the outside world
So, let’s find out how the Scotts RCC team has been getting on….
“After getting over the initial shock of just how unfit I am, training has been going alright. A couple of rides a week has helped get some strength back in the old legs, and also a good chance to get used to riding with Chris (stable rider and good pace) and Brett (weaves all over the place and can’t sit still for longer than two minutes)!
Hopefully I am going to step up the distance on my next few rides before the big day”
“So far the training could have gone better for me but the trip of a lifetime to Mongolia unfortunately was booked first! I had my first ride out with the whole Scotts RCC last week and was pleased to be able to keep up.
Going forward I am stepping up the training and will hopefully lose a bit of the food/beer baby I am currently carting around! I definitely need to get some more hills in as these are my achilles heel. I have made sure that I tackle a couple of bigger rides at weekends and have kept up with Wednesday night rides to try and get us all riding together a bit more, so we can all benefit from each others strengths.”
“Having been out of the saddle for quite a few months, due to a house move and a very busy few months at work, I was slightly rusty and worried about whether I could make the distance. Luckily both I and the rest of the team have, over the last few weeks and months, found more time and have been doing both individual and group rides to build up our fitness and endurance.
Last week brought my first 100 mile+ week (although over 3 rides) which has made the thought of the ride slightly less daunting. And, I know the other guys have been putting in the hours and miles too. This weekend will bring my last big ride before resting the legs in preparing for the big ride!”
We wish the Scotts RCC team all the best for this challenging fundraising event. And, any last minute donations would be much appreciated.
Please visit our Virgin Money Giving page if you are able to help in any way.