Monthly Archives: January 2013

Help needed…

So obviously, with such a huge task we have taken on – we need peoples help. Most importantly, to start off with..

WE NEED BIKES.

Not loans, not just for the ride.. We need our own bikes that we can start using ASAP. Please, please, if you know anyone who owns a bike shop, or would be willing to give us the bikes themselves, or a huge discount on good quality road touring bikes, please get in touch!

An Introduction …

After an 2012 which was so good to us, my wife Christie and I have decided to give something back by going through large amounts of pain, effort and bad drivers to help out a fantastic cause.

Although dates are not definite, around the last week of June, me and Christie will be cycling the 900 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End – all inside a week. This works out at about 150 miles per day. Day after day after day. 11 hours in the saddle a day and 4:30am starts every day. Um … No, I have no idea what inspired us to take it on either …

With 6 months of training we will be fine though, and we are doing it for an amazing cause, CASPA, a charity I have have the pleasure of working with for several years now.

CASPA (Children of the Autistic Specrum Parents’ Association) provides pecialised provision for children and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, in the most positive way imaginable. For more information on CASPA, their website is http://www.caspabromley.org.uk/Pages/default.aspx and their facebook site is https://www.facebook.com/CASPAOnline.

We will keep this site up to date if we can – but before we can truly get the ball rolling, we need YOUR help. Do you know anyone who would be able to get us fantastic discounts on bikes, energy and recovery bars, spare parts, bike sat navs – any help would be amazingly appreciated!

We need equipment, support, accommodation along the route..the lists are endless. Whats more, when the time comes, we need people to dig deep in their pockets and support such a fantastic cause.

Thanks everyone, hope you enjoy our journey as much as we are petrified of it.

Welcome to the Caspa Ride website!

Welcome to our website, where we will be blogging about our 900 mile bike ride from John O Groats to Lands End, in a week,  setting off in June 2013.