Going for a song

IMG_0190.JPGAmazing, fantastic, exhilarating, enjoyable, strenuous. Just some of the words I’ve used as people have asked me how the C2C ride went.

Many are surprised that I’m suffering no after effects from the ride, but to be honest it’s not really the marathon people think it is. I’ve talked to several people since Friday who have also completed the ride – just a few among the twenty thousand who complete it each year.

If you were one of the people who sponsored me I am really grateful for your support. You may like to consider giving regularly to either of the charities I was representing.

logo_100x122.gifRiding Lights Theatre Company has a membership scheme for regular givers. It offers a number of benefits as well as the confidence that you are supporting a very special professional and Christian Theatre Company.

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The Funzi and Bodo Trust is engaged in long term projects in those communities on the south eastern coast of Kenya. Regular support allows them to plan their educational and medical projects with confidence.

If you didn’t sponsor me it’s not too late. The Justgiving sites are still open for business. Click on the links and you can join in to help.

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On Black HillWhere to next for me and my machine? I’d love to do John O’Groats to Lands End but that would carve a huge hole in my diary. Possibly Liverpool to Hull – I’d need to borrow a hybrid bike for that one because of the many off road sections. Be sure I’ll let you know when it’s being planned.

Thank you for following my adventure – I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. The memories will stay with me for a long time. One thing I discovered as I drove my bike upwards in the Pennines. Singing is a great way to control breathing on the inclines. So if you were somewhere near the summit of Hartside or Black Hill and thought the local chapel was having a choir practice it was possibly me belting out hymns and songs of praise in the strange rhythm my panting heart demanded. I can recommend it – not just on the hills. Singing is good for you – body, soul and spirit. Especially if you have someone to praise for your very existence.

Latest delicious thoughts

delicious thoughts for March 24th from 09:14 to 21:52:

  • 4am Project – This is fun. A snapshot of the world at 4am on 4/4/2009. Sit your lightbox on a tripod, open your lens and capture your 4am world. Submit the images to this site and see what happens.
  • The Funzi and Bodo Trust's Blog – This project was initiated by a friend of mine, Ashley Peatfield.
  • Touchnote.com – your photo, your message – posted – This is much better than sending an e-card – Touchnote creates a printed card from you image and text and posts it, snail mail, to your recipient. So they have something to touch, pin up and save.
  • BBC NEWS | Health | Will 'shocking' care be addressed? – As the father of a guy with learning disabilities this lack of care and treatment is quite distressing. Specialist 'learning disability' health teams should be introduced. It's not enough to say it's impractical or expensive – it's not as if we don't know the people with learning disabilities exist.