So the 2016 charity cycling challenge is Oxford to Edinburgh – 400 miles over 3 days! Originally we (Anthony and I) were going to attempt to do it over 2 but we looked at the route and decided that was too crazy – doing it over 3 days will still be very hard – day 3 will be particularly hilly.
We are raising money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (who we fundraised for in 2014 when we did Lands End to John O’Groats) – who are particularly close to my heart at the moment as my dad recently had an operation there to remove a rare GIST tumour.
Here is the plan – in late May we set off:
Day 1 Oxford to Worksop just north of Sherwood Forest
The longest day at 138 miles (222KM) and 1,900m climbing
Day 2 is Sherwood Forest to Stanhope
132 miles (214KM) and also 1900m climbing
Day 3 is Stanhope to Edinburgh!
Shortest day but more hills 123 miles (199KM) and 3071m of climbing
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