I am pleased to tell you that I have just stepped down from the most uncomfortable 20 miles of my 1000 Mile Pulse Challenge. These were the final 20 miles and were completed on a static bicycle or spinner in GSK House Atrium together with the Orange United team.
It was extremely hot… there is no cooling breeze in GSK House and the Sun coming through the glass roof of the Atrium just added to it! 20 miles on the ‘Miles for Smiles’ took just over the over the hour to complete and the only comfort was a very cold wet towel and the encouragement from the Orange Team and several friends who popped by.. Thanks to all of you.
In those moments spent on the bike I start to think about what a 1000 miles is, so here’s what I came up with:
1.6 Million Metres
0.005 seconds (how long it takes light to travel this distance
The distance between London and Naples in Italy!!
The Donation website is still open if you would like to help this cause and me to get above £1000 (which will be matched by GSK.
Thanks again for all of your help and generous donations over the past months.
Just for your interest here’s ‘the scores on the doors’ for the past month are given below including the final 20 miles!!
|02 June 2015||Crockers-Theale; Newbury Racecourse Station-Newbury||Rtn||10||861.5|
|03 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Ealing Broadway; GSK House||Rtn||9||870.5|
|04 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Ealing Broadway; GSK House||Sgl||4.5||875|
|04 June 2015||GSK House-Farringdon-City-Paddington-Mortimer-Crockers||Sgl||21||896|
|06 June 2015||Crockers-Thatcham||Rtn||20||916|
|08 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Paddington-Farringdon||Sgl||12||928|
|09 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Paddington-Farringdon||Sgl||12||940|
|11 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Paddington-Farringdon||Sgl||12||952|
|15 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Paddington-Farringdon; Farringdon-Queen St||Sgl||16||968|
|16 June 2015||Crockers-Mortimer; Paddington-Farringdon||Sgl||12||980|
|19 June 2015||GSK House – “Miles for Smiles” Orange Week Static Cycle||Sgl||20||1000|