11 January 2013, 9:52am
As we approach the third week in January many people will have broken one if not all of their New Year's resolutions. If you're one of these people there's a chance to redeem yourself by taking on a life changing challenge along with a few former Bath Rugby players.
Lewis Moody, Danny Grewcock, David Flatman and Andy Beattie are all raising money for the Bath Rugby Foundation by cycling 960 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End and they want some company along the way.
Don't panic if you think 960 miles is too much to contemplate; there two other cycling challenges within the overall event. You can either cycle from Bath – Land's End on Saturday 15th – Sunday 16th June or if you want to take part in a one day challenge (including overnight accommodation in Ludlow) you can sign up for the Ludlow to Bath leg which covers a distance of 93 miles.
If you'd like to participate but think it's only suitable for fit former rugby players, there's more good news. Since retiring David Flatman has continued with the calorie intake of a professional player and has recently purchased a new set of scales, his old scales only went up to 20 stone! Also taking on the challenge is myself, David Trick, who is 52 years of age; although I firmly believe my body age is much closer to 65!
We currently have 29 riders (male & female) registered for the full event and have space for six more. The two day and one day challenges have 15 & 10 registered riders respectively and have space for another 15 & 20.