Skelly400 Update

The Skelly400 miles are being racked up thick and fast across the globe.

10 outdoor daily miles are being chalked up with great commitment and we have 57 people taking part on our Skelly400 Strava Group.

Ice and snow!

A group of the Beckenham Cyclists were all set for an century ride on the 2nd Jan but were pegged back by treacherous icy conditions so had to turn around after 30 miles. Another group 100 mile ride is scheduled for later in the month.

The group had good intentions to get the century ride ticked off but were forced to turn back due to ice.

The enormity of this challenge is being realised as the weather demands total commitment and meticulous planning. Life goes on and fitting in the 10 miles can be harder than it sounds. Oli Wade hired a bike at the last minute in Stockholm and got his 10 done on a city bike complete with wicker basket.

Sweet ride, Oli! Looks very comfy.

O2e Juniors

Up in Yorkshire, DD and his son, Huw are getting the snow chains on. Huw is flying the flag for O2e Juniors and is by far the youngest participant of the Skelly400 at just 15. Massive respect! Follow Huw on Strava

Huw Davies, 15, youngest cyclist clocking 10 miles each day this January.

To date there has been two cyclists who have completed the 1 x 100 mile ride required; myself and Jake Yarrington. Us Hampshire lads found ourselves in a more gentle climate than our friends in the UK but, fittingly, completed over half of the ride in torrential California rain.

British boys flying the Skelly400 flag stateside.

Sponge in typical fine form doing his Skelly miles!

At the time of writing, the total miles covered is staggering.

57 cyclists each doing 10 miles per day over 13 days (not including century rides) = 7,410 miles!

This chap would be absolutely buzzing to see so many people battling it out.

Every one of the people taking part in this challenge will have doffed their cap to this chap at least once, if not daily.

Check out the Skelly400 Group on Strava

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Thanks for checking in on my blog.

Ollie 🙂