Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

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Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:53 pm

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As a Napoleonic re-enactor of many years with 1/95th(Rifle) Regiment of Foot marching for Wellington in Flanders, Portugal, Spain, France & the USA and as a keen road cyclist, the challenge of the Prudential RideLondon 100 on 4th August, 2019, coupled with the opportunity to raise money for Help for Heroes seemed the ideal thing for me to do.

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the ride starts from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then follows a 100-mile route through the capital, into Surrey’s leg-testing climbs and finishes on The Mall in central London.

Re-enactors are especially drawn to H4H from the very nature of our hobby and that many are ex-service men and women. I know that any money you most generously donate will be so beneficial to those unsung heroes that protect our country and way of life.

It is important that you know that I am paying my own costs in taking part in this ride so all money raised by me goes to Help for Heroes.

Click here to donate now. :mrgreen:

I thank all of you that support my efforts; family, friends, fellow re-enactors from whatever period is your delight, and strangers that have brave & generous hearts.
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Penfold » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:40 pm

we all need to support our heroes! It is an honour to do so!

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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by James Sturch » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:23 pm

donated Alan, (I am Anonymous on your page, put me name in but it didn't come up!) :shock:
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 pm

Anonymous but not forgotten, many thanks, James.
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Steve Lee » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:10 am

donated, good luck Alan
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:52 am

Many thanks for your kind donations Capt Lee and QMS Earp, i'll try my best.

You will all be having fun at Castle Rising so spare a thought for me as I will for all of you!

ps I won't be attending Castle Rising event. :lol:
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Studemoff » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:28 pm

- and a little bit more. S.

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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Penfold » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:40 pm

I will probably be in London watching! and Stoke in May!

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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:20 pm

Many thanks, Stu. :mrgreen:

You love to see me suffer, Les, but happy to have you there. :cool: Need you at Stoke as driver/back-up team!

Very generous, Bob Barlow in Alabama, thank you and hope to see you this year!
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:04 pm

Thanks, AliB, I won't tell anyone, honest!
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:22 pm

Training is going well; currently all indoors with a bike connected to my Tacx Neo turbo in the torture space, otherwise known as my garage.

So far this year, 360 miles with 64,311 ft of ascent; twice Everest! Focus on climbing now switched to distance so should be ready to resume strong training outdoors by end of March.

Aiming to ride the Bostin' Diablo 100 in the Peak District on 5 May when rest of 1/95th is entertaining at West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. If I can do that then London will be a breeze!

Many thanks to those who have sponsored me; £335 thus far raised for H4H.
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:32 am

Training continues and finally got tested outside twice last week. I completed a tough, 43miles route on Sunday in the Chilterns in 2hrs 59mins, 3054ft of ascent. This was 10 mins faster overall than the last time that I rode this route, with Steve Lee, in September 2018, plus PRs on all the major climbs, some maxing between 16-22%.

Totals thus far this year; 608miles with 81,000ft of ascent.

So, I am doing my best to make RideLondon a success and have the confidence from £422 raised thus far for Help for Heroes. Please keep the donations coming in.
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm

Still training hard; totals thus far this year now 823 miles with 93,123ft of ascent.
Completed Hemel Hillbusters 100km sportive last Sunday in 4hrs.
Next Sunday I attempt the Boston" Diablo 100miles sportive in the Derbys/Staffs Peak District. It's going to be a long day!
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Re: Prudential RideLondon 100 Cycle Ride - 4 August 2019

Post by Alan Earp » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:04 pm

Training continues; totals thus far this year now 1076 miles with 114,491ft of ascent.
Completed Bustin' Diablo 103mile sportive in Derbys/Staffs Peak District, included 9360ft of ascent, in 8hrs 27min. Also, St Albans Charity Cycle Ride 40 miler.
This month I am booked to do 60mile ride that includes many of the classic, Flanders cobbled climbs around Oudenaarde and district.

More H4H donations appreciated please to reach my £600 target, Click here to donate now. :mrgreen:
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