2,400km Cycle Challenge Canada

Help Ollie Blackmore raise £25,000 for local cancer charities.  He will be riding 2,400km around Vancouver Island, Canada in July 2014.  He will undertake the challenge solo and unsupported, carrying everything required for the gruelling 3 week ride.

 

Day Fifteen- Final Day

Day 15, the final day of the challenge… The last 14 days had been amazing. Some huge ups and lots of downs, not just on hills! It was a surreal feeling waking up knowing I’d be finished by the afternoon. I was so close to seeing family and celebrating. Not …

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#CycleChallengeCanada

Who can believe it, after months of intense training and preparation, the challenge is all over! Done, dusted and completed. Thank you all for the amazing support and the messages through Facebook and Twitter! It is time to put my feet up and enjoy some time with my family and …

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Day Fourteen

Day 14, it's nearly over! It rained and rained, all night. I was freezing and got about 3 hours sleep. The rain on the tent was liveable but my old mates, the crows, started squawkfest 2014 once again. I'd hung my food bag up a tree and kept hearing noises in …

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Day Thirteen

It was a miracle, my legs were still working! I woke up fearing I'd be stiff as a board but luckily I felt quite spritely! After another traditional breakfast of rice pudding, I set off on the hilly streets of Port Alberni to get to Bamfield. It wasn't long before I …

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A Note From BC Cancer Foundation

We got in touch with BC Cancer Foundation to find out where the money raised from all of Ollie's hard work will go: The BC Cancer Foundation is the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest funder of cancer research in British Columbia. Their focus is to …

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Day Twelve

Day 12, 3 more to go! I was out like a light last night. But soon got woken up by heavy rain on the tent and crows having a squawk-off from 4:30am. It was like squawk tennis, from one tree to another. And one of them poo'd on the tent! …

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Day Eleven

Day 11, 108 miles, 5,400ft After yesterday, I was apprehensive about how I would be feeling when I woke up. Apart from the urge to press the snooze button indefinitely, I didn't feel too bad. I made my way along the Pacific Rim Highway in anticipation for some big hills …

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Day Ten

Day 10! 107 miles, 4700ft Today has been the toughest yet. I've been baked alive by the heat today. I headed out of Campbell River at 8am and followed the coast road for 30 miles. It was a beautiful morning, about 17c and really flat! I managed to get averages of …

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Day Nine

Day 9 already? I had a really good sleep at Nookta Gold B&B! Silvie is such an amazing host, she served me a breakfast of scrambled egg, chicken crepes and sautéed potato. I wolfed that down in no time! Thanks again Silvie, you have an amazing place and are such …

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Day Eight

8 days of it already! I can't believe I set off from Swartz Bay last Sunday, it seems like I've been here months! I'm really missing home now and know this time next week I'll be arriving into Victoria Inner Harbour to reunite with my girlfriend Kate and family. I can't …

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