Biggest Challenge -David Winterflood
Posted 30th November 2016
Whilst being no stranger to cycling, I find myself gearing-up for my biggest challenge on two wheels yet in the form of headeast. More used to short-ish, warm weather outings in the Surrey Hills or Cotswold countryside my previous most challenging ride was an unsupported day ride from Munich, Germany to Kitzbuhel, Austria. Headeast will be entirely different: multiple stages, much longer distances plus the added parameters of heat, humidity and mixed terrain...
Approaching a certain age next year I wanted to find a suitable physical challenge that would push me beyond limits and whilst also 'doing some good'. Having got to know Lewis and the work that The Foundation does over recent years, and having, like most of us sadly, been close to people who have been affected by brain tumours, headeast was an obvious choice. It took little persuading to set the wheels in motion.
Training has been hard. Time - with a business to run, two young boys and an unexpected house move to execute - has been in short supply but as we get closer to the trip I have confidence that as a team we will each bring different qualities and strengths to the party, all with an underlying determination to succeed and raise as much as possible for this great cause. Personally I can't wait to be stepping-off the plane and onto the bike in Vietnam - it'll certainly be a little more desirable than training on frosty lanes in the British autumn!