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Day 2 The Big Exercise Bike Challenge

28 June 2017

Day two in Spalding and the team are looking strong for the next leg. Go Admin Go

Day 2 Leg 5

28 June 2017

So a mere 19.7 miles to the finish and the support team’s dinner is hanging in the balance, Darren and Steve need to work like trojans to complete their mission of being back before 8.30pm. And they did it! Previously, we mention how important the bananas have become on this Big Bike Challenge. Darren and Steve ate their 6th banana of the day before Darren cycled home!! Great big thanks to Mark an…

Day 2 Leg 4 FareShare

28 June 2017

Osman, Darren and Steve are our dream team and after some confusion to how many miles to the next location 18 or 30, ah whatever, these guys set off with a reduced time to complete the leg. We arrived at FareShare Kent and were greeted by the lovely Craig, who opened the shutters for us to get out of the rain, offered drinks and snacks and was all round, just a nice chap. Darren and Steve, arrived…

Day 2 leg 3 - Welcome Lindsay

28 June 2017

Osman, Darren Rayfield, Steve Jordan and Lindsay Boswell, CEO from FareShare who was sporting a rather fetching helmet with pink straps he borrowed from his daughter, embarked on the next leg of just over 22 miles into Paddock Wood. Lindsay mentioned this would be the 1st time on a bike in 10 years! The heavens decided to open but this wasn’t a bad thing as it was a welcome cooling for the riders …

Day 2 Leg 2 Osman is a machine.

28 June 2017

Osman set off on his own for a 40 mile ride across some tough terrain. He was a real trooper and came in just before 1pm to cheers from us, he looked shattered but insisted he need 10 minutes to get something to eat and then he was off again. The Man (!) isn’t human, we’re convinced of it.

Day 2 Leg 1 Someone missed their alarm!

28 June 2017

But we will forgive him because of the epic cycle he did yesterday meant Osman slept through2 alarms but made it just after 6.00am to join Richard Palmer and Chris Ferret from Hilsea on the 1st leg out. After a quick photo shoot with the new FareShare trailer they headed off on a 26 mile ride to Arundel. With Mark and Cathy Beresford in the support car. They made excellent time and made up the sli…

FareShare Trailer

28 June 2017

The FareShare trailer arrived in Hilsea in time for The Big Bike Challenge and we have to say it looks very impressive, thanks to all those involved to make sure it got here in time. It will now be part of the Fowler Welch fleet so keep an eye out for it up and down the country.

Welcome Chris and Ruth

26 June 2017

It’s a day for combining legs, Ruth Peacegood joins Osman and Chris Needham, now this is a winning team until Ruth explained she had never been on a road bike before, or used gears but with a quick practice around the car park, we crossed our fingers as they set off. Anne was support car for the last 2 legs and it was brilliant to see her again. Having gone to Southampton, we contacted the team to…

Stopping's for Wimps!

26 June 2017

With them a little behind time, Callum and Osman decided to combine both legs and not have an official stop at the end of leg 2 and continue on to Middlemarsh, leg 3, a mere 42 miles away. It took quite a bit longer than planned as Callum was using a bike that struggled with hills and then announced when he got in, he’d only ever cycled 12 miles in one before! And this is the day we go for 73! But…

Day 1 - Leg 1 We Are Off!

26 June 2017

And we are off … 6.00am this morning, Ben from Bandvulc, Callum from Newton Abbot and Osman from FareShare set off for a light and breezy 32 miles ride from Newton Abbot to Honiton. Claire and Dave were support and were called on early as Callum got a puncture only a couple of miles out. Some big hills in this area and the guys did a great job, getting in just after time, to lots of water and bana…