Endurance Ride for Cancer Charities
This ain’t your grandmother’s charity ride. Most people are accustomed to riding through the streets of any large city at a leisurely pace, raising money by cycling a route most anyone can take part in without too much effort. This is not that. Brothers and endurance enthusiasts, Scott and Rhys Jenkins, have brought in (suckered?) two other self-described “amateur cyclists” to ride a massive 1,100 miles in order to raise money for a couple cancer charities. Here’s the thing, these 1,100 miles will be ridden in about 10 days, amounting to a century or so every day. That’s not it either. The ride will also crest 4 of the toughest climbs in the Tour De France on their way from Turin, Italy to Tiger Bay in Wales.
None of the riders are dedicated cyclists, not now anyways, and 2 of them are almost laughably amateurish, one rider maxing out at only 50 miles ever. This is no frat-boy dare though as the riders are dedicated and currently training to tackle the distance. Follow their blog for updates on training and preparations.