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The cycle training begins...

7th August 2017

With my cycling challenge just under two months away, I thought it was time to get on my bike and starting clocking the miles to make sure I’m ready for the 170 mile challenge.

matt cycle image 1

So, on Sunday, after convincing myself that it was a good idea to go cycling, I eventually got out of the house and on the road.

Never riding a road bike before, it took a little while to get used to but I was chuffed with my first ride result.

Just under eight miles later, I returned back home, legs like jelly and if I’m honest, not really a good look!

But I learnt a few things on my first ride. Padded gel shorts are a must, take advantage of the descents and I really, really don’t like hills!

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Registrations for the cycling challenge, which is 22nd-24th September, between all of Weldmar’s charity shops, closes in one weeks’ time so if you wish to take part please contact the team today.

Call 01305 261800 or visit

Posted by Matt Smith at 11:36am

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