Well, that’s it. The Marathon Ride is over for now and it’s ‘back to business’. 40,000km, 25 countries, 9 months — and 5 marathons on 5 continents. A massive thanks to all of you who have followed my journey and offered so many messages of support and encouragement along the way. There were times when I really needed it — and it made all the difference. This short film is for all of you, wherever you may be.
I head out with top GS rider and all-round good guy Marchant Maasdorp to several schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal to distribute pens, pencils, crayons, rulers and rubbers to needy pupils, courtesy of Stationery4Africa. Find out how you can get involved at www.stationery4Africa.com or via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
11 weeks, 18 countries and 18,000 kilometres just to run a marathon. What was I thinking?
Enjoying the madness of India
Need to split a few logs for next winter and have also been advised to test the bike fully loaded, so why not combine the two activities on a beautiful winter’s day?
For those who don’t like to read so much (under 18s mostly!) here’s a brief film explaining my motivations for The Marathon Ride. Enjoy!
Off-road training on a 25 mile/40 kilometre undulating route through the Yorkshire Wolds in early December. Great endurance preparation and the chance to gorge on some fantastic cakes, too!