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As many of you know I have been at this ‘cycling’ thing for a while now and have done many challenges in the past, but I’m about to do my biggest Challenge yet and some say my craziest. On Sunday 30th July at 8am I will be cycling from London to Edinburgh to London in 100 hours.
This will be a massive challenge, a 1433 kms [890 miles] unsupported ride and in a time limit of just 100 hours. Whilst doing this event, I will be raising money to help support two of my favourite Charities, The Rosemary Foundation, A Charity based service in Petersfield Hampshire, providing “Hospice at Home”, and also the charity DignityInDying who believe that the UK should allow people dying with six months or less to live, the option to control their death.
I know I have pestered you all in the past asking for donations to charities but this is truly the biggest thing I have ever done, so please donate. Links to the charities are below and a just giving page is set up for both charities separately on my oldgitonabike website.
The old git
Bill Budd may have been born (1954) and bred in Hampshire, the county where he has lived all his life, but when it comes to putting his pedaling power to the test, Bill has adopted the 'have bike, will travel' philosophy.
Bill's ability to devote as much time as he does to cycling is in no little way thanks to his family: wife Jill and sons Laurence and Alex have been supportive of his efforts, even if they have all marked him down as being almost certainly in need of having his head examined.
Cycling is the second sporting incarnation of Bill's life, one which he took up quite late on after many years in which he slaked his thirst for fitness with athletics, first as a competitor and then as a coach.