Andrew Skipsey, MD of M12 Solutions, took part in the 9 day Deloitte Ride across Britain which he completed on Sunday 13th September. The ride consisting of 800 keen cyclists left Lands End the previous Saturday and each leg was usually around 110 miles and nights were spent in an individual tent at base camps which were organised to be ready for each day’s arrival.
Andrew said “the whole experience was tremendous. Even though I was on the road for sometimes over 8 hours each day, the Threshold Sports organisation ensured we had fantastic food, were well cared for and our bikes were mechanically sound. We saw some wonderful countryside and travelled along every kind of road surface. Scotland was stunning with the most memorable stint being the exhilarating ride down through Glen Coe with the wind behind us, light traffic and wonderful weather. No such trip would be complete without some horizontal rain, headwinds and strong cross winds which we had however the weather was mainly quite kind and other road users were generally very considerate.”
The ride took a less direct but more interesting route which also consisted of over 50,000 feet of ascent.
Andrew continues “I always wanted to do this trip and when I found out that it could be done in such a well organised fashion, I joined. Now in its 5th year, this is the flagship fundraising event for The British Paralympic Association. I am raising money for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and Home-Start North Dorset.”
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