The single digits are here, just over a week (9 days to be precise) until Richard Burt and his team face Simon Warren’s 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs in a record-breaking 12 days for Dementia UK with Sanctuary Care’s support.
To rally behind the challenge we will be sharing some of Richard’s tips, fears and excitements during the countdown so enjoy (and please share!) the regular posts and let’s all show Richard and his team we are behind him with every pedal!
Today’s question: Why 100 climbs?
Richard said: “Simon Warren’s account of the climbs really inspired me so that’s why – but now it fills me with trepidation. I’ve done some tough endurance challenges before and every one has been very different so I won’t find out exactly how tough this one is until I do it.”
As a reminder – Richard only started cycling in 2012 after seeing Bradley Wiggins becoming the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France ignited his inner love of bikes.
Armed with his new inspiration, Richard jumped on a bike and wobbled down the road, nearly falling off repeatedly in the first half mile. However, the wobbly half a mile soon turned into an hour and then two hours – and now it’s August 2016 and Richard is about to face his toughest cycling challenge yet in honour of his loving mother Peggy, who is living with dementia at Redhill Court Residential Care Home in Birmingham.
The 100 climbs
Hitting the saddle throughout Cumbria, the South West, Lake District, Wales, Scotland and many more UK hotspots, Richard and his team will no doubt be cycling near you at some point throughout the record-breaking 12 days, so why not find out where?
The below map will show you exactly when and where Sanctuary Care’s cycling hero will be throughout the challenge.
Donate and follow Richard’s journey
To donate or for regular updates, visit 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs page or show your support by tweeting a cycling picture with the hashtag #CyclingwithRichard.