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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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Earlier this year, I took a 620 mile trip down the west coast of the USA with a group from Cry in the Dark & Indigo Volunteers. The weather was hot (on the most part) and the breezes were most welcome after hot climbs through The Big Sur. You can read more here. We cycled through early morning mists as the…

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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…

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: 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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Distance: 59.8 miles    Elevation: 3,594 feet Elevation in the ride: Day 2 was always going to be better than the first. 60 miles doesn't really scratch the surface of the 620 we were going to be doing over the course of the week! There weren't too many climbs on day 2, and we could use it as a recovery…

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Distance: 96.4 miles     Elevation Gain: 5,785 feet Elevation in the ride: It's finally here; the first day of cycling. I was so excited to hit the road and get cycling in California after arriving the previous day. Day one started off in San Francisco with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge, finishing in a rural town called Watsonville…

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