Comrie to Cape Town Virtually

Sometime I act in haste and repent at leisure – thus was born the Comrie to Cape Town virtually…IMG_0475

photo.JPGI’ve just taken possession of a ‘bike that goes nowhere’ in  an effort  to increase my stamina and protect my knees whilst getting fit enough to accompany my significant other on his challenge to run west to east across the Pyrenees.

He plans to run the 500+ miles and climb the equivalent of Everest 3 times in the process.
I plan to accompany where I can, sometimes running, sometimes walking and other times cycling parts of the route whilst also providing vehicular support. My average running stamina is about an hour or so. He can run all day, hence the challenge to increase my stamina and also to be fit for some of the Pyrenean cols.

So I’m asking for some help to keep me interested and motivated increasing my stamina – especially in the light of the dismal winter we have had.  Thus I came up with the idea of a cycle challenge. A friend had mentioned how motivated her son was cycling to London on his ‘bike that goes nowhere’ and I thought that doesn’t sound as good as Cape Town. So why not share the idea on facebook…

However, having investigated the self declared challenge I reckoned it could take several years to complete! Time for a rethink.  So the challenge now is to cycle 100 kilometres in each of 22 countries on the route chosen before the trip to the Pyrenees in late June.  I’ll be picking some of the best terrain to cover. Some of it I will really do in some shape or form in the next year and some at some future point in time…. Meanwhile, ideas for routes and pictures of places would be very welcome.  Join me on facebook to see how the challenge is progressing or email me with ideas.



About Aye Can

I love the outdoors and getting up on to the high tops. I combine specialist skills in coaching with encouraging people outdoors inspiring change and adventure.
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