Happy Friday 23/01/15
Skells & Ben are on track with their minimum 10 miles every day in January with a one hundred mile ride included.
100 miler is happening this Sunday and if anyone fancies joining details are:
This Sunday Ben Dwimoh and I will be taking on the 100 mile day of our January Challenge. We will be starting with the Caffine express group from West Wickham at 8 am and doing a circa 50 mile loop back to Beckenham -
After a quick refill we will set off from Chinese Roundabout at about 1 pm for Part 2 and do a circa 25 mile loop, back to Chinese Roundabout again for Part 3 to finish off the 100 miles.
People are more than welcome to join us for any or all of the three sections of the ride.
PS - Weather forecast is dry and warm(ish)
Good luck chaps hope weather is kind.
The Posse are back with a monster weekend planned.
11/12th April Celtic Manor Bonanza Weekend for ALL including Golf, Spring Ball & Usk Valley bike ride on the Sunday to blow away your hangover. This will be a brilliant weekend, you don’t have to play golf or if budget dictates don’t have to stay at Celtic Manor Hotel-see attachment for details and let me know if you would like to come-places will be limited so asap please. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
Huge thanks to all the Posse for arranging this superb weekend-if it is anything like the one a few years back will be an absolute belter
Prudential Ride London.
Huge thanks to Jason, Terry, Jonesy & Ab Fab who bid for this ride at our 2014 dinner. Over 86,000 riders applied for this incredible event!
Ride London will be in early Aug and to be able to cycle through London on CLOSED roads will be the dogs….
Welcome aboard our ‘Mud Brothers‘
Mike, Liam & Fabian write:
We are looking to complete 4 'mud run' obstacle races in as many weeks in May 2015:
3rd May: Tough Mudder (10-12 miles)
9th May: Rat Race Dirty Weekend (20 miles)
16th May: Nuclear Rush (7.5 miles)
23rd May: Toughest Stockholm (5 miles)
Not only will we be covering 40+ miles in 4 weeks, but each course will be full of mud, ice, fire, hills, walls, electric shocks and plenty of other obstacles to keep us occupied...
Brilliant challenges gents-huge thanks for choosing O2e and looking forward to some very dirty photos ( not like your usual dirty photos DD )
We have a great team running the ‘Best Marathon in the World‘
Mark, Frank, George, Joe, Foxy, Michael, Rich, Martin, Anthony and Ollie are well into their training and will be in peak physical condition lining up at Blackheath on 26th Apr. Great to see some new faces to O2e and many thanks for your support-huge thanks as always to Jane from GKG for her help and support. Will be a brilliant day with unbelievable crowds willing you on-top top drawer
Big Chris Gore will be ripping up the Barcelona Ironman in Oct. Chunky chunky challenge but a great event to have on your sporting cv-best of luck mate
In the footsteps of Skelly’s January, my little sis Elaine will walk 5 miles every day in August with one day being a full marathon. Brilliant challenge and Elaine is hoping to have lots of company as she walks to/from work during the week with more creative walks over the weekend and of course the big Marathon Day!!
For Elaine this will be a long term lifestyle change that will have a massive impact on her overall health and fitness and is totally what Ordinary2Extraordinary is all about-well done little sis xxx
Rafe is taking on an absolute monster!!!! This race has so much history with some incredible characters involved over the years. Rafe writes:
Here's my event...
Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) is a 1200km "non-stop" time-limited unsupported cycling challenge that only happens every 4 years. Originally my O2e challenge was going to be PBP 2015 and I wasn't going to say anything until I'd secured a place on it but, as Timbo pointed out to me, the challenge that is the PBP qualifiers is very much O2e in it's own right and so last-second and very nervously I announced this at the launch...
My challenge is to try and get one of the limited places on PBP 2015 which means I must first complete a series of qualifiers: one each of 200, 300, 400 and 600km "non-stop" time-limited unsupported official rides. Of course it's not practical/sensible to do just one of each, because you need the experience and there's a risk you might fail to finish one, so my diary already contains at least 2 of each before June.
That's not long to prepare and train for the mental and physical aspects of the challenge and gain the experience required. Assuming I succeed I will need to dig deep and keep up the practice ready for the main event in August.
A huge challenge ahead even just to qualify-very best of luck Rafe
O2e is buzzing…….keep up the good work…….. our ‘ heavies ‘ not as heavy and doing brilliantly…..so many people are in training for walks, runs, cycles, swims, sailing races…..body shapes are changing……££££’s is being raised for such needy kids…….EXTRAORDINARY…..
Speedy recovery to Simon who had a nasty crash, breaking cheek bone and two fractures on eye socket. Doc said good news is believes cheek and eye will heal just fine, bad news is can do nothing about his ears-all the best mate and hope to see you back on bike again soon
Many thanks to you all