Friday 18 January 2019

I cannot wait to cycle across San Fran for charity

The next few weeks are going to be spent training as I prepare to head off to San Francisco to cycle 600km over five days for charity.

I'm heading over with Tour de Force, which is made of up of members of An Garda Siochana and their friends who do an annual cycle to raise money for Irish and international charities.

This year the charities are Laura Lynn children's hospice, Headway and Age Action and I'm hoping we raise a tonne of money and lots of awareness for them.

It's a big challenge for me because before I started training, I hadn't been on a bike since I was a child and now I'm going to be cycling more than 120km every day.

I've been eating lots of luscious foods down at the Ploughing Championships so I'm going to get back on the bike this weekend to work all the grub off and get in the head space for the charity cycle.

What I love about cycling through cities is that you get to see lots of different sides to a place that you wouldn't see otherwise, so I'm really looking forward to it.

We'll also have a day before we start to acclimatise and potter around the city.


There's about 60 of us heading over at the start of October and we're going to be cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge as well, which is going to be incredible.

San Francisco is one of my favourite cities and I never thought I'd get the opportunity to be cycling through it.

I'm sure we're going to see some spectacular sights as we cycle down the California coast as well.

It's going to be a trip of a lifetime and it's going to be made even better because it's all for incredible charities.

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