Archive for February, 2013

February 14, 2013
Filed Under (Cycling, Life) by Ollie Cronk on 14-02-2013

Extremely pleased that I managed to get a place on RideLondon100 – not through the ballot as originally planned but through a charity place with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

RideLondon100 is as its sounds a 100 mile bike ride that follows much of the London 2012 Olympic road race route (which I went to see near Box Hill last year). It will be on closed roads and there is a whole weekend of cycling related events in London the same weekend including pro races. Should be great I can’t wait – but it does mean a lot of training. To help I have been keeping my fitness going over the winter (which I don’t normally do) so I am already in decent shape – and as the spring comes I have booked myself on several cycle events with a friend to keep the training and motivation going. 2013 is going to be a big road cycling year for me!

Much like charities do for the London Marathon its means I have pledged to raise £500 for BHF. I selected BHF as I have supported them for many years at a number of cycling events – I like they way the positively support cycling and other fitness related activities as well as their other Heart related research etc.

My online fund raising page is here:

http://www.justgiving.com/olivercronk

If you’d rather give me cash or a cheque that’s fine too!!!

Anything you can give would be much appreciated and will help inspire me with my training. I am aiming to complete the 100 miles in around 6-7 hours – so an average speed between 16 and 18 mph!

In case you are interested in joining me here are the cycling events that I have signed up for so far:

  • April – Wiggle New Forest Sportive – 56 miles
  • May – Wiggle Jurassic Beast – 100 miles around Swanage / Jurassic coast area
  • July – Wiggle Magnicat – 126 miles from Newbury out towards Winchester and around the hills – going to be a tough one!
  • Aug – RideLondon100

Depending on how this year goes I may consider doing an etape type event in 2014 – or at the very least go and attack some alpine roads.