I completed the 260 mile 5 day Grand Canyon Bike Ride on the 17th September. It was far tougher than I had ever imagined, and in fact tougher than my previous challenges in India, China and Vietnam. It was made so I believe due to the extreme conditions for cycling. There was a great deal more biking off road. Even though we had tough 24 gear mountain bikes the surfaces were often very stony and very undulating which required a fair bit of skill to avoid coming off.
It was a fantastic experience and I must not forget all those who kindly sponsored me and helped me to raise the required £2,600 for Mencap. It must also be remembered that Mencap is the largest organisation in the UK caring and campaigning for people with learning disabilities and supporting their families.
From “Rye’s Own “ November 2005
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