September 7, 2011, by Andrew Burden
On the road – video update: Retford to Sutton Bonington
Relive the emotional ride from Retford to Sutton Bonington in this video update from the Nottingham Life Cycle team.
You can support them at www.nottingham.ac.uk/lifecycle
Thanks for all your support! It’s much appreciated.
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890 miles, so impressive – good luck for tomorrow, hope it’s a little easier than anticipated and that the weather is kinder than today. Fx
Just watched your arrival at Sutton Bonnington on this video and I got a little emotional!! What an amazing experience for you all and you’ve raised so much for doing it! You have all done so well so far and you only a day and a half to go!!! The tyre exploding made a loud bang! Which would have scared Ed more than you know as he is scared of balloons!!!
Well done great work
Frightened Ed? I nearly dropped the camera! They had an amazing day. Didn’t envy them getting up the next morning though.
Hi from Graham W, brother of David W – have thoroughly enjoyed your daily blogs. You all have achieved something spectacular and will doubtless be nostalgic about this for the rest of your lives!
I thought I should add my congratulations on the penultimate day, because I suspect that some of you may go into hibernation or panic after tomorrow’s ride. Hibernation, meaning a deep and lengthy sleep; panic meaning that the answer to “what am I going to do today” has suddenly got more difficult! Best wishes to you all – you are clearly all crazy; but you are also effective. G
Thanks for your sustained interest in this venture, to say we are crazy is polite but an underestimate, we were in retrospect stark raving bonkers to have taken this on but collectively we made it seem an entirely rational idea on a day to day basis. Sitting here after coming home I feel my legs settling down and my metabolism slowing at last after 14 days of effort. The sense of satisfaction is immense and I am grateful to those who supported me, like you have. It was absolutely tremendous that Charles, Izzie and Sasha came to meet us at Lands End, what a privilege to have your eldest nephew and his family to share the moment. We had a dinner of celebration last night with close friends at home, a most satisfying way of coming off two wheels on to two feet for a welcome change.
.If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew, to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: ‘hold on’… Tomorrow you will achieve your goal, what a feeling that will be, savor every moment, you have all earned it. Simply outstanding. Fx
David i cant tell you how proud and impressed and humbled by what you have undertaken,you have achieved something great and i know from experience how important palliative care is so thank you on behalf of everyone who has ever needed those services your fundraising will help so many people ,im proud to know you Mox
Just watched your fantastic Sutton Bonnington video: Well Done Everyone! Keep going – it will be worth it – and the end is in sight now. With love from the Brights.