David Martin joined the MS Trust in December as its new Chief Executive Officer. As well as taking over the reins of the charity, he has also signed up to raise funds by cycling from London to Amsterdam in June with a team of over 40 other MS Trust supporters.
Ten miles down, 990 to go and my legs are already hurting!
Today I got back in the saddle for the first time in 2018. It’s the start of my journey on the long and winding road to trying to complete the London to Amsterdam ride for the MS Trust in June.
How can ten miles on an exercise bike in the gym be so difficult? I sweated buckets. My legs felt leaden. I couldn’t even blame the cold weather. That Christmas cake is the prime culprit, accompanied by those cocktails on New Year’s Eve (and Day). And maybe the fact that I haven’t been near my bike for three months was an issue.
So, here we go then, reasons to be cheerful, parts one, two and three.
- I know the money I raise when cycling through France, Belgium and Holland in June will make a real difference to the lives of people with MS thanks to those brilliant people at the MS Trust.
- I love having a cycling challenge every year because, with my titanium knee, it’s the best way of getting and staying fit.
- I have just started working at the MS Trust and I wanted to show a bit of willing.
Enjoying the 360 miles between London and Amsterdam in June is going to take a lot of training between now and the summer.
Now, in January 2018, it's time to knuckle down, get some miles under my belt and trim some of those 13st and 8lbs from my hips before I hit the countryside on my beloved road bike in February.
June seems a long way off at the moment. A thousand cycling miles away to be exact if I stick to my training programme.
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