I've since looked this up, and I think that he's part of Re-Cycle, Bicycle Aid For Africa. The charity has administration in Colchester and Brighton, so maybe this fellow is connected?
Anyway, I can't find anything about a specific sponsored ride, so I hope he gets back in touch so that I can pass on my best wishes properly!
Performance Programme My plan and diary for keeping fit in 2023 will continue to focus on audaxes (long-distance rides) throughout the year. I'm still undecided about riding Paris-Brest-Paris in August, as it does seem to be a bit of a faff ... (more)
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event info This is Iceni Velo's first ever audax event, and it presents the opportunity to explore some of Norfolk's extensive country lane network. There is also a 100-km version that stays in south Norfolk, but this 200km route ... (more)
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event info This is an alpine sportive that climbs Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier and L'Alpe d'Huez. There is also the Ultrafondo, which starts at 5am and tackles Alpe d'Huez twice - totalling 226km with over 10000m ... (more)
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event info This is an "unofficial" ride from Hackney's London Fields to Dunwich on the Suffolk coast. It's a bit over 100 miles long, but what makes it special is that you set off at dusk - and hope to arrive in Dunwich by dawn. There ... (more)
This was a ride part of the way home from Somerset, starting just before sunrise and finishing around dusk. I was expecting it to be cold (it was) but hoped that this would be tempered by a day of sunshine (it wasn't). Instead of the sun ... (more)
The weather couldn't have turned out better! Not only was it nice and sunny most of the time for the audax, back home it was quite chilly and overcast! Friday: the ride down I had intended to catch the train down to Peterborough and ... (more)