Birthday Weekend

Strava Cycle Ride – Batley Road Circuit 2nd June 2016

I am like the queen my birthday celebrations go on for ever!

I don’t normally celebrate like this or celebrate at all, it’s just because it’s a bit of a big one this time.

It started a few weeks ago when I received a fantastic surprise from my family in the way of a new bike!! Yippeeeee!! It’s fabulous. They presented it to me early as I needed to get used to it so I could use it on lasts weekends #Coast2Coast ride.

Coast 2 Coast
My Birthday Bike doing coast to coast

Then, following the first outing on my new steed and the complaining I did about the saddle, I received a wonderfully generous gift of a new saddle from I hope I can call a friend, Sileas who ‘reads my blog’ (yes there is SOMEONE that reads it!!) and has also offered invaluable advice regarding cycling.

Hartside Moor
Selle Italia Lady Gel Saddle

But it didn’t end there… next my family presented with a new helmet and water bottles (apparently the blue bottles and cages I had didn’t match my new bike and my ‘old’ helmet just didn’t make the grade!)

Coast to coast
Fully kitted out with birthday gifts

…….And now this weekend I am being treated to two of my loves …. Camping & Seaside !!!!
I am going to explode with excitement!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a birthday my loved ones are giving me.

BUT !!!! and this is a massive BUT!!!!!!!

….to enjoy my birthday weekend…. There is a catch! There would be wouldn’t there!!!

….. I HAVE TO CYCLE TO IT…….

No problem, it’s only 86 miles Aaarrghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The plan is I cycle as far as I can and when I have had enough or it’s too dark someone will come and pick me up. So I don’t have to ride all the way but I would like to think I can give it a good crack. Jay will be cycling with me (all the way I hope!!)

Route
Wakefield – Bradford – Keighley – Skipton – Settle – Ingleton – Kirkby Lonsdale – Crooklands – Grange-over-Sands

A650 – A65 – A590 (and where it says 2hr 43 mins… that’s by car!)

Birthday Ride
Wakefield to Grange over sands

Another Birthday Treat
I am being taken out tonight (don’t know where but I love surprises!) for another treat. Think it maybe to load up with carbs for tomorrow!

Until next time, somewhere along the road to fitness
Keep safe and smile
Jo x

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