Hi welcome to our latest post on our blog!
Well the days are running down toward my CEO challenge the first part starts for me on May 24th where I will attempt to ride at least 50 miles a day on and off road in Romania and believe me there are some steep climbs involved and as I get older the climbs just seem to get harder!
I will be joined this year by Marion Hudson, Dave Cockerill (of York Manor C of E academy!) and one of our own trustees the Bang tidy rider Neil Curtis!
We had a larger group to start with but we have lost a few riders in the last month or so! But hey that’s life!
So I fly out tonight on the dreadful red eye from Luton at five to one in the morning arriving in Bacau at around six fifteen their time and I never normally sleep on that flight so could be feeling shattered by the time I get to Hospice Casa Albert, just in time for our 8.30 am meeting with the Deputy British Ambassador! He is paying us a much overdue visit! Let’s face it we’ve only been working in the country for 17 years!
But on a serious note it’s great that he is coming up to visit the projects especially as we are about to expand our palliative care services for children!
On June 28th we all leave Romania and head back to the U.K just in time for the FA Cup final hooray! C’mon you Gooners! (Opps may have upset a few of our CITD supporters sorry!)
Then on June 2nd I along with Beth Johnson, Elaine Cornwall and Phil Shorthouse who make up the brilliant support team fly out to San Francisco to make sure everything is in place for the rest of the cyclists that will be joining me on the California Dreaming bike ride 2015, 620 miles in 7 days as part of my CEO challenge!
The other 20 cyclists plus Kay Johnston and Holly Penalver (also support team) will fly out Leaving London Heathrow on the 5th June.
It’s going to be a fantastically busy summer but personally I thank God for what he is doing and I thank all the people that support our work and our wonderful Romanian staff.
I’m hoping we will give regular updates on the rides almost as they happen… well no quite but you know what I mean so watch our Facebook page for Blog alerts!
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Thanks and blessings