Last days of training

After all of August’s allowance of rain falling on London yesterday, there should be none left for the rest of the month and we should be set for fair weather all the way from Land’s End to John O’Groats.  But perhaps it doesn’t work like that.

Preparations are almost complete and all that silly gear for MAMILs (Middle Aged Men in Lycra) is laundered and packed.

Much more significantly, the level of support for the four charities that make up ‘Social Action’ has been amazing and we should definitely make our target – that is the most exciting thing of all and heartfelt thanks to all our incredibly generous supporters.  You have been extraordinary!

On the other hand Land’s End to John O’Groats looks feeble compared to what Mark Beaumont is doing – going around the world on a bicycle in 80 days.  To do that, he is cycling 240 miles a day, in an average of 17 hours cycling a day.  That’s next year for the Franklins.  Or perhaps he is insane and we will simply have more fun – and definitely raise much more for charity.

Two pictures of cheery cyclists in training.

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