What an incredible experience this last week has been riding with the heroine that is, Davina McCall. It was an honour and a privilege to have been involved and share some amazing experiences riding in some of the most atrocious conditions that I have ever experienced on a bike. The cycling was hard enough but to contemplate climbing Scafell, running over Kinder Scout and of course the swim of Lake Windermere and finish the hole thing off with a marathon into the centre of London…….! Please do donate to Sport Relief who continue to do amazing work for those less fortunate than most of us.
Friday afternoon just before crossing the Millennium Bridge
What an incredible two weeks riding without arm or leg warmers whilst the rest of the UK was suffering deluge after deluge…..!
64 happy participants representing 14 different nationalities from Thailand, Australia, USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Germany and of course the UK to name a few.
As always Club La Santa looked after us well and the different riding groups catered for all ability levels.
700 plus miles during the first two weeks of January can’t be bad! Five weeks to Mallorca and hopefully more of the same!
Week two has started with exactly the same weather as week one…… bright blue skies, light winds and sunshine……!
12 different nationalities have signed up over the two weeks with a total number of 64 participants and a high percentage of girls joining us for 2014. Magnus Backstedt has been ensuring that group one have a good work out on the quiet Lanzarote roads with yours truly, Scott Chalmers and Ian Jaques looking after the middle groups. Jacqui and Claire Lee have kept group 3 in order and most participants will have completed around 300 – 350 quality miles in each of the two weeks. As always the La Santa resort cannot help but inspire and with the great support of the green team guys we have had riders from pure beginners right through to Elite road racers.
Roll on Mallorca in early March…….
Happy Christmas from all at
Andy Cook Cycling
Thanks to all our clients and supporters throughout 2013.
Looking forward to many more miles cycling together in the New Year.
Best wishes for 2014.
Jacqui and Andy