5 women, 1 day, 280 kilometres …
The Manchester to London (M2L) ride covers 354 km in a day. It’s a ‘long day of hard British cycling’ traversing typical English countryside. The ride is organised by Rapha, the UK brand of premium cycling apparel, in support of Ambitious about Autism. Entrants to the challenge are not only expected to ride the full distance but also to raise at least £750 for the good cause.
The daytime flight from Tokyo to Frankfurt is probably one of the most spectacular journeys on this planet. On 26 February 2015 I was lucky: I had a window seat on flight LH701 and once we left rainy Narita behind us we had cloudless skies all the way to our final destination.
In 2014 I rode the classic Bordeaux-to-Paris endurance ride. This story documents my preparation and the ride.