Through out March I’ll be cycling 140km (87 miles) every single day.
Why? 140 represents the number of children born every month with cerebal palsy, a lifelong condition that affects children’s mobility, muscle control, posture and balance. I wanted to find a way to celebrate these amazing children and the work that The Pace Centre do to support them through therapy, school and outreach services. Pace help these children fulfil their potential in life and that is something I want to support.
140km will be around 6-7hrs of cycling per day, which I’ll fit around my day job in Housing, my kids and my other commitments. Parents and carers don’t get a break so why should I?
I’ll split my rides up, largely in to two, to help my better manage my day. If you want to get involved in the challenge then you can find out more below!
Get involved and Week 1 Giveaway
I might be cycling everyday, but don’t worry, to take on your own #PACE140 challenge you don’t need to!
All you need to do is come up an activity based around the numbers 1 and 4. Something that suits you and also that challenges you, and then get out and complete it any time between 1 and 30 of March.
This can be as simple as walking or running 4.1 miles, cycling 14km or holding a plank for 1min 40secs. There are no rules really, just challenge yourself, have fun and stick within the government guidelines.
When you’ve completed your challenge, submit it at www.milesforwishes.com/pace140/ and share a picture on social media to be in with a chance to win some goodies. Complete and share your activity in Week 1 to be in with a chance of winning an Action Pack from Kendal Mint Co.
Read the FAQs here if you want to find out more.
Virtual Group Rides
If you’d like to ride with me (virtually for now) then I’ll be organising some Group Rides on Zwift, the virtual cycling app. The first 3 rides for Week 1 of the #PACE140 challenge are as follows;
Thursday 4th – 19:45 (GMT) – 40km / Tempus Fugit
Saturday 6th – 05:00 (GMT) – 140km / Tempus Fugit
Sunday 7th – 19:30 (GMT) – 40km / Tempus Fugit
There are two ways to join me. The easiest is to follow me on Zwift and DM me for an invite, then just join at the ride a few minutes before the start time.
If you can’t make the start time (5am isn’t for everyone, I get that), then make sure you are already following me and then, when you log in to Zwift you will be able to find me in the ‘Join another Zwifter’ list on the home screen. Select me and hit the ‘Ride with’ button.
The game will automatically place you next to me and until you have a chance to match my speed. This tether effect only last a couple of seconds, so don’t wait too long to start pedalling.
In both cases you can leave the ride as and when suits you, so whether you want to ride 10km, 40km or the whole 140km you can!