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Well, where do I start? It appears I've signed up yet another painfully long cycle ride across another country to raise money for charity. The thought of raising a little bit of money for those in need is often the driving factor for a fundraising led activity and this ride is no different. The challenge is a 600 mile ride…

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One of the many surprises we encountered whilst travelling around New Zealand was the beautiful tree church in Ohaupo, a few miles South of Hamilton on the North Island. The Church is a botanical wonder of interwoven branches and flowers and the masterpiece of local Barry Cox. Now, I'm sure you'd expect to be 'inside' when you step through the door…

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One of the many adventures planned for the near future is a 3 week excursion to New Zealand over the new year; needless to say, I am very excited! New Zealand is such a beautiful country with incredible views wherever you look, the people are so friendly and the whole place has such a nice feel to it - I can't wait!…

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This past weekend I travelled up to Mundesley in Norfolk to see the parents who had been holidaying for a week. I woke up early on Saturday morning and wandered down to the nearby beach. There's something very serene about walking by the waves as the sun peaks over the horizon.    

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I had the privilege to join Cry in the Dark in Romania once again this Summer and support some of the work the charity does to help local communities in the country. Whilst it's only a week, it's quite amazing what impact the team's work had over such a short period of time. It sounds corny, but a group of ordinary…

Distance: 62.2 miles    Elevation gain: 2,837 feet Elevation in the ride: So here it is, the beginning of the end. As I'm writing this post, it is fairly obvious to say that we have all completed the ride; 620 miles later, writing this on the plane back from San Diego to London Heathrow. I will be taking some time…

Santa Monica to Laguna Beach Distance: 76.3 miles     Elevation: 2,569 feet Elevation in the ride: As we start to near the end of the trip; everyone reflects on what were the most challenging days over the past week. Clearly day 3 was an epic cycle through the mountains of The Big Sur in the sweltering Californian sunshine, and…

Distance: 93.4 miles      Elevation: 1,948 feet Elevation in the ride: We started day 5 off with a quick bike maintenance session as everyone got their bikes cleaned up from the mess which was day 4. I say quick, but what was meant to be a 15/20 minutes job turned into a full hour of getting our bikes not…

Distance: 103.5 miles    Elevation: 5,320 feet Elevation in the ride: Day 4 was brutal; absolutely brutal. We started off knowing that the day was going to be tough, we'd just done day 3 which had a lot of climbs and we were aching. We also knew that it was going to be raining pretty much all day. Both of…

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