Sunday, 15 January 2012


Hey tweeps, fbers, groupies, followers,

I have now officially signed up for the Ireland Charity Ride.  600 miles in 8 days in June!  Really looking forward to it and now have something to really focus hard on!  The ride will be a massive challenge and I am really looking forward to it.  I have to raise £1500 for the charities involved, which is a big ask but I think I can do it.  The ride itself is in aid of the Manchester United Foundation and Irish Autism Action.  The Manchester United Foundation is an umbrella charity and supports many great causes.  The information for the ride is here Big Red Bike Ride  Already have some plans in place and am positive that it is doable at least.  If you want to sponsor me you can see me in person or go to DONATE  If you can donate even a couple of pounds that would be great every bit helps!

I have had a good week in terms of the exercise.  I hit the gym early on in the week and had a really productive high intensity session with some weights and core work.  Then I got on the bike for a couple of hours on Saturday and started to blow some of the winter cobwebs away.  It was a hard trawl and I need to start getting some miles in the legs so I can complete the 8 days!  If anyone is out then please let me know and I will try and join you.  Drop me a line on Facebook or here and we can arrange something.

On a personal note just like to say a big thanks to everyone at Stretford Leisure Centre for their friendship and hard work over the last couple of years.  I am sure I will still see many of you.  I would like to single out James’s J and S, Kelly, Emma G, Debbie and Mike as particularly keys to me enjoying my time there without them it would have been a lot more mundane.  Colleagues are what makes or breaks a job at the end of the day to be honest and there are many good ones at Stretford.  Had a great leaving do on Saturday night.  Danced the night away and had a few beers also!  Thanks to everyone who came and I’m sure we will have a few more over the next year!  First day at Partington on Monday and I am looking forward to it.  The team down there is small but there are some great people sure I will fit in ok and be able to take my skills there to help out.  Will also help getting the miles in 24miles commute a day is nothing to be sniffed at!  That is a base mileage of (uses fingers) 120miles per week straight off.  That is if I go A to B but I reckon I will be going A-B via C a lot so looking forward to that.  New Year New Challenge.

Have a great week people!


  1. Good luck James! Time to bore everyone concerned with your training now!