Laura works at a Sports Event company and has for some time now - each September they hold their biggest event, Deloitte Ride Across Britain (or RAB) except this year it's different - our very our Bob Smith (Laura's Dad) is one of the 800+ riders!
|Bob Smith, coming into Bath - stage 2|
|Picture from Threshold Sports Flickr Account|
|Picture from ThresholdSport Flikr Account|
Then there the crew of masseurs and medics, bike maintenance guys and security, there are pit stops along the way (where Laura's Mum is helping out - that's right, it's a Smith family affair!) that are put up and taken down each day, and all the while the 800+ cyclists are making their way up the country at 100 odd miles a day. It is a serious feat for all involved!
I was lucky enough to get Laura back after she had got everyone started and on their way, her role of Office Manager makes her a needed resource in the office but she'll be heading up to Scotland to cover the last 3 days at the end of the week.
Her parents, however, will have done the whole journey - one by bike and one in a support car. I know who I'd rather be! :) and we will be waiting for updates and updating Twitter etc. when we have news. In the meantime I am getting inspiration for where Laura and I can go when we drive across Britain, that way we can take pictures and enjoy the ride!
|Picture from Threshold Sport Flikr Account|
Check this out for a taster of what's going on http://vimeo.com/85832340
This has been the journey so far but for more info check out the site
The little cyclist at the bottom of the pictures shows you the inclines and difficulties the riders will experience! It's amazing right?!
Go Bob Go! We can't wait to see you at the end!