Saturday, August 14, 2010

Time to dust off the Road Bike and Charity initiative

94.7 Cycle Challenge 2009

It is that time of the year.  Spring is in the air (while almost) and the cycling season gets into full swing.  Yep, it is time to dust off my trusty stead (road bike) and hit the road.  Well, not literally I hope. 

This year feels alot more organised.  I know exactly which races I want to do and I know which charity I am raising funds for.  Yep, last year I rode for the Sunflower Fund in the 94.7.  This year I will be riding for Pink Drive, you can read up more over here : Pink Drive Charity initiative  (Breast Cancer awareness and prevention).  They are hoping to get about 400 cyclists to raise about R1 million which will enable the Pink Drive organisation to purchase another Educational truck that will travel the country educating people that early detection can save lives. 

I need to raise R3000.00 (about $410.00).  This means that at the least, I need to find 30 people (family, friends, aquaintances, generous souls) to donate R100.00 ($15.00 - worked on an approx. exchange rate of R7.50 to the $1.00) each.  But any amount can be donated.  Donations can be sent via Paypal, SMS and EFT.  Please donate here  if you can.  I'd really appreciate it and you would be supporting a good cause.

Should I not be able to raise the R3000.00, the money that has been donated will still go to the Pink Drive Charity - I just won't be able ride with the group.  I will still, however, be taking part in the race should this happen.  But I am determined to raise the R3000.00

Taking part in my first Road Race (Meals on Wheels) with my mountain bike...very grateful for my road bike - it is much lighter.

Meals on Wheels will be my first race this season and it is taking place on the 19th September.  There is another one which takes place on the 5th September but I'm still deciding. 

My main focus this time around will be weight loss.  I want to be at least 10kg's lighter by the 94.7.  I can honestly say that I have been down this road a thousand times, well, this time the POA is already in action and I have already lost ONE of those kilograms.  Woohooo!!  I know I can do this!!  I have also realised that on the weekends that I do race that I don't have to eat for an army and that eating normally will suffice but the plan is also not to race every weekend but knowing me and how much I love cycling that could change.

So here is to the new season and getting ready.  What are your goals??

Chat soon.


Connie W said...

You are going to do great!

I need to make some goals...

M Pax said...

Wow, you inspire me! I'll be rooting for you.