As you’ll be aware, I’m now a little over 11 years since my accident on the 5th August 2009 and, I’ve recovered such that I’ve been able to return to cycling on my recumbent trike.
Whilst I’ve been able to return to cycling, I’ve created and I’m achieving some pretty spectacular goals, cycling with my brother-in-law. Well spectacular for a disabled brain injury survivor. These goals so far include: –
- Cycle from Coast to Coast, so from Morecambe to Scarborough achieving 140 miles in just 3 days, well we actually arrived in Scarborough in 2 days;
- Cycle from Alvechurch in the Midlands, down through Wales finally arriving 123.3 miles later in the coastal town of Aberystwyth in 2 days;
- On Monday 26th October, we drove to Devon, ready to cycle 100 miles of the Devonshire coastline in just one day on Tuesday, we didn’t quite make it due to daylight hours so, we chose to finish what we’d started on the Wednesday morning;
Future goals include: –
- In December, we will be cycling another Coast to Coast, cycling from Newcastle to Whitehaven which, I believe to be 170 miles;
- We will be cycling roughly 180 miles from where I live in the Midlands, down to London sometime during the course of January 2021;
- Sometime during July 2021, we will be cycling the LEJOG, Lands-end to John ‘O’ Groats. The route that we’re planning on taking covers 937 miles across some beautiful and picturesque Scottish and English countryside;
- I will be returning to competitive cycling in 2021, in fact I did have aspirations of qualifying for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, I’m saying did have aspirations because, I’ve recently learnt that my bike, a recumbent trike isn’t a supported bike at this level of competition.
- Their absolutely will be further goals as we approach 2021 but, I think that this little lot is enough to be getting on with for now;