Posted by: Simon Berry | 15 May 2006

Chris Boardman MBE to join Participation Ride on 2/6/06

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The campaign took a real boost today when Olympic Gold Medallist, and Britain’s best known cyclist, Chris Boardman MBE, signed up for Stage 7 of the ruralnet|uk Participation Ride from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

I was lucky enough to spend 10 days with Chris in 2003 as part of a Charity Ride across the Yucatan pennisula in aid of the Acorns Children’s Hospice. An account of the Yucatan ride can be found here. He tried to infect me with his passion for diving but I was hopeless at it!

With Chris Boardman doing his bit, what could you contribute? There are many options and for most of them no cycling is necessary! Here are some ideas.

1 You can make a donation – click here

2 You can join a part of the ride yourself – sign up here or give me a call – 07932 107109 and leave a message – numbers for each stage will be limited.

3 You might be willing to comment and give advice via the Blog. Just click on any of the ‘Comment’ links at the bottom of each post.

4 You can leave a message of support via the Blog – go on be the first!


  1. Nice one Simon, I hope you get the weather. I notice you’ve gone with the theory that says SW winds are more likely at this time of year. I did a run relay in the other direction, many years ago (non-stop, four days and three nights) and on the Scottish coast we were glad it wasn’t an easterly. I recall running alongside Loch Ness around 3 in the morning, you’ll enjoy that bit. Not sure about the morality of drafting Chris B but we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and hope neither of you comes off on a bend.
    ps next year I assume jane will be joining you on the tandem…

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