Well Timbo and Sponge have finished their epic 2000 mile adventure bang on time on Timbo’s 50th birthday!!!!!
This is without doubt the most remarkable O2e Challenge yet and a journey filled with lifetime memories.
Will get a full write up from the boys when they return and sure they are enjoying a couple of cold beers and reminiscing the journey as we speak.
Not only have Timbo and Sponge completed a huge physical challenge they have raised over £10,000 for O2e in the process!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EXTRAORDINARY in every way Kev and Tim…..Absolutely top drawer xxx
Many thanks to Siobhan, Skells and everyone from BRC that helped make their superb Hills Challenge happen. There was a choice of two fabulous routes, 60k and 100k, taking us through some beautiful Kent villages on quiet roads.
The day was a great success with 150 riders!!!!!!!!!
Put it in your diary for next year as is a great local event.
Top drawer BRC
As one event finished another one starts
Best of luck to Ollie ( Shergar ), Klaus ( Little Legs ), Jonesy ( Joey ), Slatts ( Gonzo ), and Johnny ( Trigger ) on their Transalps Mountain Bike Challenge.
The team are ready for long days in the saddle with some climbing, climbing and a bit more climbing as we cross the Alps and Dolomites staying in ski resorts and mountain huts for this 6 day challenge.
This update has a 50th theme with Jonesy, Slatts and Johnny joining Timbo’s exclusive club, Klaus not too far behind and Ollie unable to find any friends his own age.
Best of luck boys-what are we all going to do for our 60th? (game of chess probably )
Our Bungee/London to Brighton girls are at it again!
This time they are travelling to Holland to take part in the '4daagse' Nijmegen Marches from 15.-18. July with 46'000 other international participants.
In true Amanda, Tania and Sandra (and obviously O2e) style we have signed up for the 'biggie' and will do the longest available distance, 200km over 4 days starting every day at 4am. Not enough sleep, shredded feet and blisters are guaranteed but we are super excited for our next challenge :)
See you on the other side!
Another monster-very best of luck ladies
Many thanks to you all for continued support
Good luck to all taking part in BRC Hills Challenge on Sunday 6th.
Not too late to enter-you can also register on the day
This really is a great ride through the Garden of England starting and finishing at Beckenham Rugby Club.
For those of you not familiar with the event here are some details to help you decide on the distance you would like to do. The BRC Hills Challenge is a Charity Sportive with two route options, both taking in some of the most iconic climbs in the local area.
This is followed by a family fun ride around the local area, a BBQ and Charity Raffle. Entry to the Hills Challenge is £30 and includes a free BBQ meal on return.
You can enter and pay on line via the British Cycling link below or enter and pay on the day.
We are also delighted to announce that former Tour De France rider, winner of the Tour De Luxembourg and now the professional coach at Cadence Performance Cycling in Crystal Palace – Matteo Carrara – will be riding the Epic Hills Challenge route on the day.
Please note that ALL monies raised through the event entry fee and raffle goes to our Charity "Ordinary to Extraordinary"
If you would like to participate please sign up as soon as possible or enter and pay on the day.
Please go to: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/105911/BRC-Epic-Hills-Challenge#entry
If you do not wish to cycle the event but would like to take part, we need volunteers to help with the following:
- Putting up taking down directional signage
- Marshalling on the day (friends and family of those cycling the event)
- Donating prizes for the raffle
Many thanks to Siobhan, Skells and all BRC for their continued support
Happy training and enjoy the sunshine
Tks and best
Happy Monday 30/06/14
Posse have joined the 200 Mile Club!!!!
Many congratulations to Mark, Jamie, Tudor & Nick on their Longest Day Challenge
Just under 15 hours in the saddle with the added challenge of getting back before closing time a major incentive!
Simply Extraordinary and well out of comfort zones…………………….. see attached
Timbo and Sponge are well into their 2000 mile challenge
and having the experience of a lifetime (well Timbo is-for Sponge this is a short ‘ long weekend break )
Our boys are on track and eating up the miles (hilly miles) with some long days and weary legs. Their fund raising page has been on fire and nearly at £9,000!!!!!!!!-absolutely top drawer
Keep on pedalling boys xx
Still have a few places left for Olympic Velodrome Track experience
first come first served……….. Contact me if you fancy it
Second Reccy of Big Kev's Invasion Ride is in the bag
As you can see the guys packed a lot in over the weekend. Places still available so if not signed up and fancy it visit Kev's Signup
6th July-BRC Hills Challenge
15th Nov-best night of the year, Gala Dinner at The Brewery
Many tks as always
Happy Friday 13/06/14
Quick reminder about the BRC Hill’s Challenge on 6th July
This is a brilliant event and so well organised
Many tks to Skells, Siobhan and crew for continued support-See Here for details
Stuart McGuire snuck under our radar screen and blitzed the Blenheim Palace Tri whilst raising over £1k for O2e!!
Many tks for continued support Stuart and very well done on Tri
Some Chunky McChunky events happening soon………………………..
The Posse are revving up for their 200 mile 1 day challenge and write:
THE POSSE – THE LONGEST DAY
That finely-tuned sporting machine known as the Posse is back in action next week, albeit with some changes to the injury rosta. Nick is back following his ski injury, but rather more seriously Dr Stu was T-boned by a car last week resulting in a badly knackered knee, his leg now looking like something from Robocop, and the rest of 2014 a write-off. Very nasty. Get better soon, Stu, the Posse needs you back.
Thursday next week sees our Longest Day challenge (not quite the longest day we know, but it was the closest we could get!). 200 miles, one day, starting in Preston and taking in the delights of Southport, the Ribble Valley, Blackpool, Morecambe Bay and Lancaster, finishing (we hope) back where we started in Preston via a circuitous route skirting the Forest of Bowland. Mark (aka Guido) assures us that the whole route will be downhill and downwind, so all should be good! We’ll be setting off at 4am, aiming to finish around 8 or 9pm (although frankly, anything before midnight will be acceptable!).
O2e will be reassured to know that the Posse sporting ethic continues unchanged – training is probably marginally underdone, but the location of almost every pub is marked on our route plan!
Report on our adventures (and no doubt our very sore backsides!) will appear in due course! Fingers crossed for good weather, please!
Once again The Posse get out of their comfort zone-a monumental leap from where they started all those years ago!!!
Best of luck and safe riding Boyos!!
Timbo and Sponge are off on their big one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Timbo-50 in a few weeks-Sponge-considerably order-are flying out to Vancouver tonight
A huge unsupported adventure awaits them cycling the Pacific Coast Highway-what could possibly go wrong??
The Highway is approx 2000 miles and Thelma & Louise will be working their way down covering approx 100 miles per day and should arrive In Mexico for Timbo’s 50th on 8th July-Sponge don’t forget to bring that surf board present you got him with you
A truly amazing mid- life adventure for Timbo and just a short break for Sponge
Great trip and safe cycling girls, EXTRAORDINARY…….. xx
Big Kev is now calling last orders on the Invasion bike ride as he needs to confirm hotel requirements etc etc, Now is the time to signup to a truly fantastic event and really make a difference. Click Here to Signup
Impossible to follow all that so good weekend all
Tks and best