Ken’s Training Regime & Fundraising efforts
After a spell of carb loading on our works night out on January 31st, Ken’s training started in earnest!
February 2nd 2020
Although the weather was cold, sleety and miserable the weekend after he donned his Lycra, overshoes, grasped one of his many bikes and got out on the road. Even though he was wet and cold he managed a smile and surprisingly managed to keep upright!
A huge thank you to HDP who have very kindly donated £250 to our cause! This very generous donation has brought the total amount on the just giving page to £435. We continued to be thankful to all who have donated so far.
Ken has been lucky enough to have been invited to meet Phillipa York, who is a fascinating woman on many levels.
As everyone who follows cycling will be aware, Phillipa (born Robert Millar) is a Scottish journalist and commentator and former professional cyclist. This success was the first time a British rider had won a major tour classification, including winning the “King of the Mountains” in 1984.
Unfortunately Phillipa’s family have also been affected by cancer and consequently she appreciates what a wonderful cause Maggie’s charity is. We are very grateful that when she meets Ken in a visit to Scotland that she has agreed to sign various items which will be involved in a charity auction.
Keely and her fiancé visited Aberlour brewery to pick up a bottle of whisky. This will be auctioned by Maggies in September. Unbelievably they gave us a bottle which retails at over £135 ???
Ken did an epic bike ride today as he was involved in the Ivor Reid memorial ride. Ivor Reid, was a highly successful and popular Scottish cycling coach from Inverness who also enjoyed a successful career in the saddle.
Ken reported that the ride had gone really well…… actually his exact words were “I could barely focus, cycled to the start and rode home….. 95miles… one flat tyre and a slow puncture”. Unfortunately the weather was also as expected ?⛄️? so hopefully he will thaw out soon. He intimated that the most enjoyable part of his ride was stopping at “The Jammy Piece” on the way home.
Unfortunately it is looking like Ken’s Majorca cycling holiday will be cancelled due to the Corona virus. At the practice we know how disappointed (and miserable) he will be about this.
However on the bright side if was a lovely Spring day here in the Highlands, so he still managed to get a good few miles in with his mates…… unfortunately it was one of those embarrassing moments when you realise you are all wearing the same outfit. ??