I am taking part in the GMFB2B cycle ride over 11 days in June, spanning 2,016 miles between Vancouver, Canada and Tijuana, Mexico, offering up 92,295 feet of climbing and temperatures in excess of 40 degrees, the GM Fundraising Border2Border Cycling Challenge will be the toughest cycle ride I have ever done.
Much of the ride will be taking place in the absolute wilderness of mountains and deserts including the Cascade Mountains, Colombian Plateau, Sacramento Valley, Californian Coastal Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert and the San Antonio Mountains. It’s going to be tough, but the whole team have been dedicated to training and we have an excellent back up team to support us too. And let’s not forget why we are putting ourselves through this: Hope House Children’s Hospices will benefit from every penny raised. Hope House provides palliative care for children with terminal conditions and support for their families, both on site and in their homes.
This is the fifth epic cycling challenge I have taken part in with GM Fundraising – three times as a rider and once as support – so I have seen the momentum we have gained in terms of raising funds for Hope House and the difference we’ve made. This is my motivation for taking part in the Border2Border challenge. I am most looking forward to crossing the finish line but I can’t deny the comradery that this sort of shared experience and challenge brings to the team is a great part of the experience.
I set off Friday 10th June – to follow my progress and the rest of the team you can visit the GM Fundraising site http://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/border2border/, or look out for posts on Facebook and Twitter using the #GMFB2B hashtag. If you would like to show your support you can sponsor me at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sadlerb2b