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Grand Depart Classic

User
Posted 29 Jun 2019 at 10:11

Steve is taking part in the Grand Depart Classic today.

He's just called from Belgium to say he expects to be half way of the 190km cycle run.

This is in aid of PC UK. Steve is cycling with one friend, though by the sound of it, they have already lost each other! He will be on BBC Radio Suffolk at 11am this morning. Please listen in if you can. 

User
Posted 29 Jun 2019 at 13:32

Steve didn't get on the radio till 11:30 but he was almost half way. Its very hot (around 32C) but the team of 235 riders riding on behalf of prostate cancer, have so far raised half a £million.

User
Posted 30 Jun 2019 at 20:09

Brilliant!  I hadn't heard of that but it's on The PCUK website.

https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/grand-depart-classic

 

User
Posted 01 Jul 2019 at 19:31

Thanks Peter,

Unfortunately Steve wasn't able to complete it. He managed to cycle 73 miles but then started getting cramp and heatstroke. It was in the high 30s. 

He only had his operation at the end of January and so his serious cycle training could only really start a few weeks back. I think the fact that he did 73 miles in unbearable heat is still a massive achievement. :)

Roll on next year!

User
Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 13:00

A very well done to Steve. Hope he has recovered by now.

Phil

User
Posted 02 Jul 2019 at 14:25

Thanks Goalhanger and yes, he's fully recovered and has a lovely tan!

 
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