Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tim's Cycling Diary Part 5 - A Bike, A Bike, My Kingdom for a Bike!

The final preparations for our Princes Trust Palace to Palace ride have been made with a 42 mile ride starting and finishing in Ashby de la Zouch . Two thirds of Levenes Cycle Injury team (Colin and I) took part taking a route along some quiet and not so quiet lanes through such wonderfully named villages as Ratcliffe Culey and Newton Burgoland.

The route took us through Market Bosworth and close to the site of the Battle of Bosworth Field where, according to Shakespeare, Richard III uttered the immortal lines “a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse.”

Colin "The Mountain Goat" Martyr
We have learned much from our ride. Firstly, due to the natural advantage I enjoy over Colin, gravitationally speaking, I descend more quickly than him- which is a polite way of saying that I am heavier than him. On the other hand thanks to his mountain goat like legs, he is quicker going up hill.

It was a great ride, just slightly shorter than the Palace to Palace ride, but with a similar topology, I hope.

We're now both raring go.

Tim Beasley

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