I am spending 12 months volunteering as a teacher in Kyenjojo, West Uganda from August 2013 to August 2014. I am doing this alongside the not-for-profit charity Project Trust. - http://www.projecttrust.org.uk - I will be teaching English and Art whilst encouraging Drama and Music.
All of the contents in this blog are completely my own opinion, experiences and encounters and not the opinion of Project Trust.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
Sponsored Bicycle Ride. 18th-20th June.
First very exhausting training!
I am going to be cycling 160 miles in June 18th-20th June around
Norfolk to raise funds for my 12 months in Uganda teaching under-privileged
For those who don't know me very well, I am never
found in the gym or doing any type of exercise! I will always choose my paint
brushes over a bike or a hockey pitch! So for me this is a huge challenge to
get my fitness up for my 160 miles in June. My sister, Georgina, enjoys
exercise and will be cycling the whole route with me which I am very appreciative of (the route will mostly be on B roads as they should be safer!). I have started training at school in the cardio room on
the stationary bikes and today, as the sun was out for the first time we went
for our first bicycle ride.
We completed 8.4 miles in 45 minutes with a rather
challenging hill at the end! This is a long way from the 50 miles a day we will be doing. We have been kitted up with some lovely fluorescent helmets and bright pink high visibility vests!
I will keep progress of our training updated on my blog.
I have a couple more months to go so please support us, however big or small at: