Penny here in Bridlington starting to prepare for ‘the ride’ …. 24 miles there and back to Filey through Flamborough has been my best for the last few weeks, which is a bit pathetic, so from friday, it’s serious training!!! I have very sweet grandsons staying this week, but that means no cycling… so stretching and digging sand castles on the beach, sand caves and running up and down, well… walking really, to the sea to get water to put in the sand cave! I keep kidding myself that bending up and down to pick up adornements, like feathers, pebbles and shells is good for the stomach muscles and waistline (who am I kidding?) and I know its not serious enough to get me through a couple of hundred kilometres again!
As last year, we have been immediately overwhelmed with peoples’ kindness. UK clothes companies, gorgeous hotels…. people are starting to respond to help us get to Paris and around it! Without this help, I don’t think we could do these rides…. so it’s amazing that people want to help. There are so many cancer stories out there, all of them inspiring, so ours is one of many.. but it is our story and the way we deal with cancer and the treatments around it.
So September 21st isn’t so far away and with Reka in Hungary and me in Yorkshire, it will probably be early September before we really start to co-ordinate…
Any tiny bit of help is so appreciated….. Thank you at this stage and specially to ‘Whistles,’ the gorgeous clothing company, that Reka and I dreamt of wearing before chemo and will dream of wearing when we have finished our ‘nothing but loads of green juice for 10 days’… to have a personal reply and offer of support from their lovely CEO makes you do a big ‘hooray for great people!’ Thank you to the fantastic ‘Malmaison’ chain of hotels, who are even prepared to have our sweaty selves and our dirty bikes to stay! and to Goretex, to Kraft…. and the next mail will thank more of you!
So…. sun is calling… yoga and stretching on the beach, to the amusement of little grandsons… and plans for a long weekend ride!
We are hoping to put in applications to get the film finished to Healthy Hull and to the World Cancer Research fund… we just know and believe so passionately in the power of exercise!