Monday, December 29, 2014

#Festive500 abandoned.

I am writing this with two days left of the 2015 Rapha #festive500. For us though the challenge is over.

Before the challenge started we both had a cold. I'd hoped we'd shake it off, but if anything for both if us the cold was getting worse.

I was concerned that with weakened immune systems we might pick up something else, so made the decision that our time would be better spent regaining our good health than riding our bikes.

We're still coughing and spluttering, but I'm hopeful we'll be back on our bikes soon.

Best wishes for 2015 from us both.


  1. I remember following you both last year - tough call but sounds like you made the right decision. Fingers crossed for 2015!

  2. Well wishes! Disappointing but sensible. I guess the strathpuffer thingy is a bigger fish to fry!

  3. Hope you both feel better soon. Better to be sensible sometimes. I'm missing out hitting my yearly target by a couple of miles, but the icy conditions combined with a 7,5month bump mean I'm using my brain for a change rather than letting the cycling passion overtake my senses

  4. Thanks everyone. Sometimes putting ones feet up is the best option. Our colds are slowly improving. Bring on Strathpuffer!