the bike ride of doom

I hit a bit of a low spot just before Christmas. The lumps in my breast had grown, my medication was being changed, I was in a flurry of tests and reviews and assessments, and feeling very pessimistic.

Then my friend, Golden Girl, persuaded me to sign up for a sponsored bike ride. It’s in aid of our local children’s hospices, and involves cycling 210 miles over 3 days.

I’m kind of glad I’m doing it, and kind of terrified.

But what I will admit, right here, right now, is that ever since I started training for it, the weather has been awful. Cold, wet, rainy, muddy, sleety, haily. Floods. High winds. Horror show stuff.

And, without wanting to give the impression that the world revolves around me, I am happy at this point to step up to the mark, accept personal responsibility for the horrible winter we are having, and apologise to anyone who has been directly or indirectly affected by it.

Just think of me, trying to clock up my 2 hours of hilly (chilly) cycling this weekend.

About sarahsouthwest

I'm now in my early 50s. I started writing again as a way of exploring the world, and feel that over the last 2 years I have really grown as a writer. By day I work with children and young people with mental health difficulties. I juggle my own two children, my work, my writing practice, generally managing to keep all the balls up in the air.
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2 Responses to the bike ride of doom

  1. Hi Fantastic
    Enjoying your blog and admiring your biking efforts. How do we sponsor you?
    Lots of love and hugs

  2. Alison says:

    Hi Fantastic, just discovered your blog. I’m hugely impressed with this big bike ride lark… To be training is this weather can’t be much fun. I’d have bought that custard slice, gobbled it up, and given up on the whole idea!!! Xx

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