P4P4 Day 4: The Final Hurdle
“The Team was keen to get an early start at 7am and the first 10 miles out of Harrogate to Pool was fairly flat which got our legs going ready for the challenge of Pool Bank – a 2 mile very , very steep climb which we managed to do on the tandem, and were very proud of ourselves for rising to the challenge.
“We then went past Leeds/Bradford airport and only had one more long steep climb over Apperley Bridge before it finally flattened out at the top of Bradford with only 15 miles to go – it was only 9.15am. The final leg was quite windy and cold (not what the forecast had promised) but we cycled onto the Greenway leading to the A62 through Mirfield where many fans were on their way to the Stadium for the match – so lots of tooting and support.
“We finally arrived at Canalside at 10.45am to a wonderful welcome. The lap of honour I am told was again a fabulous experience- in front of a 21,000 crowd, but unfortunately Angie and I were unable to complete it as I had a wedding at 1pm and the icing on the cake was of course the result of the game.
“P4P4 has been brilliant and I have met some wonderful people and Team Blue – thank you for all the fabulous support . The whole event had been very well organised by Robyn and her team and the support teams were also fantastic over the whole 4 days.
“I would never have though when I fractured my pelvis on 19/2/13 in a skiing accident that I would be doing P4P4 or even getting on a bike so soon having experienced so much pain in the first 4 weeks so I am delighted to have taken part with 290 other cyclists.”