Blog Day 3
2021 CHALLENGE HAS BEGUN
Thank you to all those that could make the Riders’ First Day Breakfast at The Kiln on Saturday, a great turn out and a sense of excitement about the month ahead.
BIKE MATCH JERSEY
Fantastic coordination of Bike a Jersey for this year’s “fuchsia” 30/30 challenge by Chantal Thompson of Team Strava Sisters.
WOW – Sara James above and beyond
Also riding with Team Strava Sisters is Sara James who is going beyond one hour each day judging from her Strava Records and has already reached 106 miles on Day 2
Last Monday’s weather prediction of force 5-6 Northerly winds for Saturday 1st May with lighter winds but good chance of wet weather from Sunday 2nd May was thankfully spectacularly wrong.
I heard there was a shower of hail for some “southerners” setting off for Breakfast on Saturday. Us northern garden lovers are still waiting for rain to keep the dust down.
I do hope for similar spectacular inaccuracies with the forecast for the next seven days as it looks increasing windy, wet, and remaining cold.
This weekend we had our traditional First day Breakfast and great to see some old friends as well as new riders. Of the 128 registered riders exactly half have taken part one or more before and half are new to the challenge.
ECJS Static Bike Rides at M&S L’islet and St Martins.
Liz, Liz, Sally, Debs and Carry from Elizabeth College Junior School were riding static bikes outside M&S stores this weekend and raised over £1,700 to their grand total already. As well as their own personal fundraising the ladies are planning the ECJS 7 Rides in 7 Days for the final week of May involving 62 of the students there.
L to R Carry, Debbie,Sally & Liz (Liz Bott also in the ECJS Team)