Happy Friday 27/03/15
Events still coming in!
Lastminute.com Luke was having a quiet pint and writes……………
My good ole O2E friends... how are you!?
The whole trip came together in about a week. I was in the Dubliners in Bangkok and a mate Richard was talking of doing a ride and I thought ...Big Kev hasn't got a monopoly on battle field tours! We organized and went the following weekend. Training was a bit light therefore as I only managed to get out once!
We started at the Bridge on the River Kwai and cycled north following the River Kwai, past Hell fire pass (the infamous cutting that was carved by hand and where many PoWs lost their lives) and then over the 3 Pagodas pass which was definitely a bit chunky with total 2,300m ascent over the last 70km. The fact it was 36 degrees didn't help! Epic trip and if riding in the hills, heat and humidity was bad, it's unimaginable what it was like building the railway.
As it was a bit last minute, the fund raising was almost as limited as the training but I got 500 quid together.
Luke have been ( and are ) a massive supporter of O2e-great challenge and many tks mate-top drawer and look forward to doing another Haka on a beach sometime soon xx
After her disappointment of injury before last year’s Dublin marathon our lovely Connie is back for some more pain!!
Am running the Connemara ultra on the 12th April 39.3 miles of scenic and somewhat hilly (my bro tells me) running and have nominated O2e as my charity. I hope it is a worthy replacement event for those people who had sponsored me for Dublin and that I will raise a bit more along the way.
Huge challenge again Connie-very best of luck-many tks xx
So our Cape Epic teams have returned with some lifelong memories in the bank.
1200 riders started the prologue on the iconic Table Mountain and all had very different physical and mental journeys in their attempt to finish 7 days later in Meerendale.
The route took us through the glorious Western Cape, covering 739km with over 16km of vertical climbing.
Long, hot, hard days in the saddle with the threat of the cut off time a constant threat.
Unfortunately for team ‘ Only fools and horses ‘ aka Ollie and TK, things didn’t work out so well as TK had to pull out to give Ollie any chance of completing. A huge blow for TK but with a crazy life as a 12 hour+ shift doctor and a 4 month old baby, long training hours were hard to come by.
Ollie hopped on to team ‘ O2e Epic ‘ aka Stan & Slatts and we broke the challenge down day by day. Every day was ‘ Groundhog ‘ starting with the war cry of the bagpipes at 5am, same breakfast, same pre-race routine, same music on start line, same pain through race, same food après, same old same old………day by day……..
An incredible adventure with absolute maximum respect and thanks to my partner Stan ( he is the lightest and the fittest he has ever been in his life and was soooooo strong ) and of course to Ollie the horse-always on the top of his game and always chilled. It was an absolute blast, extremely hard but everything we signed up for.
Big Kev’s Ride 2015 'Waterlo2e'
Registration is open !!!
2015 Bike Ride 16th - 20th September
Fancy a challenge & facing your Waterlo2e ?
This year’s big bike ride takes us back to Northern France for an epic challenge taking in some of the most historic battle sites in Europe during notable anniversaries.
300 miles over 3 days or 200 miles over 2 days, the choice is yours.
Have a great weekend and keep up the great work!!!