After months of training Banbury pair ready for cycling challenge on Sunday
“We want to do something that’s extreme, but we don’t necessarily want to kill ourselves in the process!”
The weekend of a big challenge has arrived for two Banbury men who admit to being middle-aged blokes with dad-bods.
David Feeley and Barry Newman are taking part in the Flat 100 South, which sets off from Peterborough Cycle Hub on Sunday. They chose this particular ride as its one of the flattest in the country.
Despite the lack of hills, for two men who weren’t in the peak of fitness a few months back, the 101-mile circular route between Peterborough and Kings Lynn is still a big challenge.
David and Barry are raising money for the Katharine House Hospice – a cause close to their hearts after Barry’s father and the mother of one of David’s good friends passed away there.
Having completed several months training David and Barry took the time to find a challenge that would push them, but one they could achieve.
David said: “We want to do something that’s extreme, but we don’t necessarily want to kill ourselves in the process.
“I found the flattest 100 mile around and we aim to do it in under 8 hours. It’s going to be a challenge beyond anything – we’ve never done anything like this before. It’s not like a 20-mile cycle down the road. This is 100 miles, so you have to take it seriously. Its been an eye opener for both of us.”
You can support David and Barry’s fundraising efforts here.
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam