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  • Hit the Hills with Glenn

    On Sunday 15th May 2016 I will be cycling the Medio Fondo route in the Chiltern 100 Sportive in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

    Along with my Bombay Bicycle Club team mates I will be tackling 76 miles (122km) of hills with 1,897m of climbing (thats a lot!) - starting and finishing at Bovingdon Airfield, Hertfordshire.

    I like to set myself a tough goal each year. Last year was the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (with less climbing over a longer route) and I finished in just over 6 hours.

    This ride however will be a real test, but what will spur me on is that Prostate Cancer UK is researching ways to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. Over 10000 men die of prostate cancer each year. That's more than 1 per hour!

    Money spent on research has already contributed to the following achievements:

    • Developed a new treatment for early prostate cancer
    • Set up a prostate cancer research centre to nurture talented researchers
    • Revealed that African Caribbean men are more likely to develop prostate cancer


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    All Coffee Forums UK Members who donate through my JustGiving link will go in the draw to win a Coffee Forums UK KeepCup or a Coffee Forums UK T-Shirt.

    Simply leave a comment below and add your forum username when donating.

    Thank you in advance to all who support me. I will update you with training progress frequently.
    Comments 13 Comments
    1. hotmetal's Avatar
      hotmetal -
      Well done Glenn for what sounds like a monster ride for this important cause. Both I and various friends have lost loved ones to this, so I'm backing you. May the wind follow you round!
    1. Rhys's Avatar
      Rhys -
      A worthwhile cause Glenn. My partner's father had this disease, thankfully cured now, and gives support to those diagnosed with it to help them cope.
    1. Fevmeister's Avatar
      Fevmeister -
      What bike are you attempting this feat on Glenn?
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fevmeister View Post
      What bike are you attempting this feat on Glenn?
      Currently training on my Giant Defy - but am eyeing up a lighter bike with upgraded components (and disc brakes).

      May purchase a new one in the spring.
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Thank you to the following members who have already supported me;
      AndyH83
      Hotmetal
      The Systemic Kid

      I've just given the bike a once over before a turbo trainer session tomorrow.
      Easing myself back into a training plan for the winter months.
    1. yardbent's Avatar
      yardbent -
      Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
      Currently training on my Giant Defy - but am eyeing up a lighter bike with upgraded components (and disc brakes)......
      wimp
      you need this on the hills - however coming down them is somewhat a gamble with blocks on chrome rims....
      .
      1985 Peugeot PG10 Loire - restored by me 2 years ago
      had to import the classic 'flint-catchers' from the USA
    1. Fevmeister's Avatar
      Fevmeister -
      Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
      Currently training on my Giant Defy - but am eyeing up a lighter bike with upgraded components (and disc brakes).

      May purchase a new one in the spring.

      Well if you need a hand finding a new one or have some questions to ask then just send me a pm- happy to help
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Nice bike @yardbent

      @Fevmeister Currently have my eye on a Lapierre Sensium 700 Disc - just need to save up now
    1. hotmetal's Avatar
      hotmetal -
      There was a thread on my motorbike forum started by a member who's just had the diagnosis. I reposted the just giving link. I'd like to hope a few yamaha riders will also chip in.
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Thank you. It's a great cause and the progress being made by the researchers seems promising.
    1. Django Taylor's Avatar
      Django Taylor -
      Hi Glenn, what an amazing thing to be doing and such a great cause. I have recently got into cycling and just interested in what your training programme looks like? I have been thinking about doing a ride for charity
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Thank you for the support and sponsorship Django.

      I'm not at 35% of my goal and have a turbo session to look forward to this afternoon.
    1. Glenn's Avatar
      Glenn -
      Thank you to yardbent for your donation to this great cause.

      Thank you to the following members who have already supported me;
      AndyH83
      Hotmetal
      The Systemic Kid
      Django Taylor
      yardbent
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