As I sit awaiting a safety briefing at Ipswich Town Football Club ahead of their Papà John’s Cup match against West Ham United Under 21’s, thoughts of the weekend and our #lejogadventure fail to escape my mind.
My fellow riders and support team are posting individual stories of their thoughts and emotions as we come within touching distance of what has been in our minds for over 2 years – The Longest Ride, Lands End to John O Groats.
Covid had scuppered last years plans and it has been an emotional journey to date. Packing has commenced amongst the team, bag sizes and quantities of clothing have been discussed.
With adrenaline levels building, the excitement, anxiety, relief and butterflies in the tummy is affecting us all.
Come Saturday, vans and trailers will be loaded with bikes, equipment and clothing, it will then be one more sleep (or lack of) and then early Sunday, pickup riders and travel down to #LandsEnd, Cornwall, where we will meet up with our South Yorkshire contingent and the pre ride banter will begin.
Time for me to sign off, can’t believe we are nearly there, it is feeling very real now. Hopefully I’m not the only one feeling a little bit emotional.
Enjoy the journey as we hope to enjoy the ride 💪🏽🏔 🚴♀️🚴