Paul takes part in Velo100 bike ride for charity
Paul Tomlinson, owner of NemesisUK based at Basepoint Bromsgrove, joined 15,000 cyclists from all over the UK. Starting on Broad Street in the heart of Birmingham, the 100 mile fully closed road route took our riders on a breathtaking journey from city to country, passing through Staffordshire and Worcestershire via Sandwell and Dudley. With 1,754m of climbing, it was a challenging route with some notable climbs, but the beauty of the towns, villages and surrounding countryside was a suitable distraction from the lactic acid building in their legs! Upon crossing the finish line on Broad Street, riders rolled down to the impressive Arena Birmingham (NIA) where they received a hard earned medal before proceeding to celebrate their fantastic achievement with fellow riders, friends and family and a well earned beer.
Over £1 million is expected to be raised for good causes locally and nationally, with Vélo Birmingham’s gold charity partners; Cure Leukaemia, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Charity Birmingham, NSPCC and the Alzheimer’s Society due to receive thousands of pounds of extra income thanks to cyclists’ fund-raising efforts.
Paul said...'A great day! Fantastic route, wonderful weather, lovely crowds cheering us on, no mechanical failures or punctures! Averaged 14.3 mph, so just over 7 hours cycling (need to do more preparation for next years). No stiff muscles, or saddle sores, just a bit of back pain. Happy Days...........I’m signed up for next year!'
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