After the Event…. 3 weeks on

After the Event…. 3 weeks on

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Well I’ve been back 3 weeks from the tour and have ridden just the once for an hour on my bike…. a rest through choice rather than necessity.

I felt a little weary the first few days after the tour but the body and legs have held up remarkably well …

What have I learnt (about myself ?) ?

  1.  Your mind not your body will dictate whether you continue cycling through the pain
  2. You can always turn the pedals one more time
  3. The 10 months preparation before hand was essential to complete this amazing challenge… A huge thank you to everyone who has been a part of this adventure, no matter how small … it is appreciated…. coaches, physios, training partners, cycling holidays and most importantly Mam Dad Angela Charlotte Jess and all other family and friends whom without it would of been a bigger struggle
  4. A strong will is more important than a strong body
  5. The greatest sporting achievement I have completed.                                                           Will I do anything like this again, I’m sure I will, no immediate plans… though the highs certainly outway the lows so my quest for challenges certainly is there. A huge thank you to TDF staff and support crew who were amazing and did everything with a smile. I’ve also met some amazing people in the group of ‘lifers’ who shared this experience. It’s over now no one can take this away from me and I have some incredible memories and an overwhelming sense of pride to have been a part and to have completed it….Au revoir mon amis
1 comment
  • Angela Randle August 5, 2017 at 8:19 am

    It was a journey and achievement to be proud of with some well earned down time. Although, I’m sure if a bike was available in Santorini and the roads not so mad you would have been out there riding!

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