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A couple of years ago I did a biking challenge on an exercise bike for the Movember foundation, and several Owlstalkers were kind enough to donate.  


Back then, I cycled the distance from Land's End to John O Groats over the space of a month (did it in about three and a half weeks in the end).  I'm now cycling the distance from Sheffield to Snagov, Romania, where my girlfriend is originally from.  We should be flying out there on June 7th, but as that looks unlikely I've set that date as the deadline to hit the KM target.  The distance is approx 2,858km, and I'm doing this on my exercise bike between working from home.  I'm on day five my legs are already like jelly.  Also, having to take it steady with the leg problems I've had in recent months.  


I've set up a JustGiving page here:




Any donations, no matter how small, would be gratefully received.  The charity involved is the Sheffield Hospitals Charity.  


I did just over an hour this morning on the bike and bumped the total distance completed so far to just over 256km.  2,858km divided by 63 days (from start date of the challenge to the end date) assumes an average of 45.37km per day.  So far, I've done:


Day 1: 56.36km, 

Day 2: 54.35km

Day 3: 53.54km

Day 4: 56.87km

Day 5: 35.10km (with another session on the bike this evening). 

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2 minutes ago, i used to be sc_owl said:


Thank you very much!


Just done 37km this morning.  Having a quick coffee and doing some more.


I'll chuck another tenner in when you complete the challenge. 

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Updated spreadsheet showing my progress.  712.77km completed in just under two weeks.  This means I'm on track to complete the challenge about a week ahead of the deadline as things stand.  


Link to my Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-scothern6


Thanks to those Owlstalkers that have already donated.  If you haven't yet, please donate or share the page - thanks!

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Set a target last night that I wanted to beat my previous best daily total of 70.11km. I completed 72km this morning. Started at 9am and finished around 11:40am. Had to break it into chunks as the bike seat is pretty uncomfortable (waiting on a replacement saddle).  This takes the total overall to just over 990km. Link to JustGiving page below. Remember all funds being raised to help the NHS in Sheffield. 


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As per the health thread in dressing room, I’ve had to cancel the bike ride on medical advice. 

Thank you to all who have donated, including the generous donation from @Kew Owl just now. 

The Just Giving page is still active if anyone wants to donate. I might pick up with a different challenge if I feel physically up to it. 


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