The Pink ribbon cycle, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, was held on Sunday at Blenheim Palace, Oxford. Although the weather was much kinder than the day before, when the ribbon walk took place, it was brisk and breezy ride in the park.
Actually the route took the 130 riders through some of the most spectacular, gentle and beautiful countryside you could hope to see and although I hadn’t been on my bike for a good few years, I thought the 26.2 miles would be easy!
It wasn’t a breeze exactly and as I missed one of the pink arrows and ended up doing an extra 4 miles, it was quite a challenge.
It’s a relatively new event for BCC and a great way to raise some money and the awareness of the cause, as well as getting some exercise and meeting some lovely people. The organisers were fantastic and made everyone feel really special and looked after and the sense of spirit amongst all the riders was palpable.
We had a film crew there to record the event and I took my little ‘Simon Cam’ to give you an idea of what was involved from my end (more of that later) but I was glad to get off my bike at the end and give my bum a good rub! Luckily someone else helped me with my tired legs… thank you!