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26-May-12

In Uncategorized on May 26, 2012 at 8:38 am

The big day of our overnight BHF bike ride to Brighton and feeling a tad nervous.

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I used to thrive on being nervous when I had big events (especially football), as I always thought it made me do well. Let’s hope the same can be said tonight.

Today I cover two of our other cyclists who are doing the ride. Mike Bonsor and my son Thomas.

Mike is the madman of the team with an history of slightly eccentric behaviour. Poor old Danny will be looking over his shoulder during the race in case darts come his way!

In his spare team, he is also a radio station disc jockey (pop pickers) so I’m wondering whether he will be doing an outside broadcast along the way! Spinning those wheels of steel!

Thomas is the youngest member of the team and although staying up to the early hours of the morning should not be a problem, as he does it all the time at home, there’s no Playstation or music channel to keep him awake

Thomas is a powerhouse on a bike once he gets moving. As with any teenager though, it’s getting him moving!

That’s most of the team complete. Although we have two others, who are friends of Paul, they are lucky, as I don’t know them (yet)! Maybe Paul and Phil may appear tomorrow, so that’s an incentive for them to stay well ahead of me!

Yesterday’s landmark building was 10, Trinity Square and it’s architect was Sir Edwin Cooper. The building site near to the Tower of London was officially opened by the Prime Minister David Lloyd George in 1922. Today it will become a 6 star hotel in time for the Olympics!

Today’s landmark.

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Which impressive building is this?

Today was a hazy lazy Saturday.

This morning Grainne attempted to create Eggs benedict and did a pretty good job! It was amazing having breakfast in the garden on a sunny morning! Let’s hope this weather can continue through the diamond jubilee weekend and beyond.

After some tasks that needed completing (taxing the MG, final checks of the bikes and booking a birthday meal for Georgina’s 16th), it’s chill out time to prepare for tonight!

There are now 63 days to the Olympics. Yesterday’s event that includes skeets, traps and has a discipline that includes a deer was Shooting. The deer is one of the disciplines and does not include real animals (thankfully)!

Today’s event includes grips, mats and braces (surely these aren’t dentists)?

Oh well. A bit more chilling before final preparations, which include a sleep and some pasta. If you want to follow our journey overnight, I will be tweeting and updating Facebook along the way.

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