DJ - T2T 2013Well it’s nearly time for our intrepid cyclists to set off. Pictured is one of them (me) modelling this year’s kit.

The kit was supplied by Champion Systems at a very discounted rate and thanks to Metronet(uk) and TGC Computers for their sponsorship. It also comes in all sizes!

We also want to thank all of you who have donated so far and to all of you who are going to in the next few weeks. If you do want to donate then please do so at

For me the training has gone pretty well. Last weekend’s Manchester to Blackpool trial run was a pretty hot affair, where the following day I suffered sudden impromptu weight loss caused at the hand of a spat of heat exhaustion, which, thinking about it could potentially be better for my bike’s health.

So, on Saturday, 36 cyclists will set off from the Tower at Blackpool. They will all reach Challenge 4 Change in time to enjoy the Family Fun Day and the next day 6 of them (plus their support driver) will head to Clowne, where they will attend a fundraiser at the Ashlea Club. Again, all are welcome! At the Ashlea we also have two great prizes on offer from two great local athletes – England batsman Joe Root and Aston Villa defender Matt Lowton. Watch this space for more updates and a guide to McDonalds restaurants all over northern France!