SPUD takes on London Revolution
So who knew we had it in us, seven of us took on London Revolution and lived to tell the tale.
Gordon Galvin, Matthew Downey, Trevor Healy, Michael Kilcoyne, Sean Downey, Brian Costello and Paul Downey took the challenge and done amazingly well to finish. Most of the lads had very little time to prepare for the event but finished with the pro’s.
On the Saturday we left from Lee Valley Showground at 7.30am and cycled down through Central London and over the Surrey Hills out through Leatherhead and finished the day in Windsor Racecourse having cycled 88 miles.
After a few beers and a night in a tent on the most solid ground ever, we kicked off on day two, some quicker than others. Sean Downey got a flying start at 7am, Brian Costello kicked off at 7.30 and manged to finish the day in third place over all riders and that includes a 7 mile wrong turn, could have been first Brian. The more sensible of us had a lovely breakfast and kicked off closer to 8am.
We cycled up through the Chiltern Hills down into St Albans and back to Lee Valley for a finish to bells and whistles from all the event staff and cyclists at the finish line.
The event was fantastic and even with the pains and aches all the lads have agreed they’d love to do it again.
We supported Made by Dyslexia https://www.madebydyslexia.org/
“We’re a global charity, led by successful dyslexics. Our purpose is to help the world to understand, value and support dyslexia.
We believe in the game-changing power of Dyslexic Thinking. After all, everything from the light bulb to the iPhone, the aeroplane to the motor car, was invented by a dyslexic mind. And our skills are vital in shaping the future too.”
We’re very proud to say we’ve raised £4936.25 for Made by Dyslexia and we know they’ll put this money to good use. Check out their website to see the fantastic things they’re doing for children around the world, if you want to donate please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SPUDNow
Thank you to everyone who donated, SPUD have covered the full cost of the event for our riders so 100% of donations will go directly to the charity.
We’ve added some photos of the event below, thank you to all of the lads that took part and really looking forward to the next event.