They’re off!

After having the delights of hearing Grandma singing ‘There’ll always be an England” at full volume down the microphone on Thursday .Then spending half a months salary in Superdrug and saying fond farewells to John,Jacob and their fellow cyclists, plus all their bags and bikes, in terminal 3 ,on Friday, I sort of zoned out with some friends and Florence on Saturday.

I doubt if anyone can imagine how important and emotional this trip is for our family. As they can’t read this ,I will say I am worried ,yet so full of love and pride for John and Jacob. It really is a tough challenge

As a family we paid for the trip ourselves , so EVERYTHING you kindly donated goes to help educate the Students of The Southend Academy and hopefully give them a future in which they can sustain themselves. I know I’m in danger of becoming boring, but some good had to come out of Rosie’s wonderful,happy,loving,chaotic,creative,messy,funny,caring 19years and 12 days.

So for the next week , I will give you their daily itinerary .

10.10.10 ”After breakfast we transfer to the residence of The British High Commissioner on the outskirts of Nairobi and set off north-east on a full day’s cycle to Naivasha in The Great rift Valley.This tough start to the challenge begins with a 28 Km climb out of Nairobi before getting to the side of the Great Rift Valley from where we can oversee the magnificent expanse of this incredible natural wonder.For the next 20 Km we are freewheeling into the base of the valley and then continue up to our lunch spot at 67 km in the shade of The Acacia Trees.this afternoon we have 16 Km left and there is a great chance that on the way to our hotel we will be cycling past zebra,impala and Eland, with marabou storks and birds of prey fling above us.The hotel overlooks lake Naivasha surrounded by breathtaking views of The Great Rift Valley.”

day Total gain 1000m

2 Replies to “They’re off!”

  1. It’s such a tough challenge- so incredible that they’re doing it. I’m sending my luck and love to Kenya for them and for Rosie!xxxx

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