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Get a regime and cycle for Amnesty

Congratulations to our very own Jon Boud for using pedal power to raise funds. Jon joined approximately 2000 other cyclists on the London to Brighton Cycle Ride on 16 September.  At 54 miles, this is no mean feat. I caught up with Jon to find out more.

JA) Have you ever participated in the London to Brighton cycle ride?

JB) No, this was my fist time on this little ride. However as a member of Amnesty, I wanted to raise funds for the invaluable work they do.


JA) How long have you being cycling?

JB) Regularly for about 12 years and throughout most of my wasted youth, bar a break in my teenage years for some top sofa dossing.


JA) How much cycling do you normally do?

JB) I regularly cycle the short distant to work and at the weekends I often go for a long ride. I am no full time cyclist or Bradley Wiggins, but would like to cycle more.


JA) Have you ever cycled for Charity?

JB) Yes, quite a few times over the years with my work colleagues. We cycled from London to Windsor (I did that on a post bike), London to Southend and a few local ones. We usually cycled for the British Heart Foundation.

JA) How much training did you do for the London to Brighton ride and what did it entail?

JB) I did small amounts but consistent training, like continuing to ride to work and using an exercise bike. In hindsight I really should have done more training.


JA) How did you get home?

JB) My dad threw the bike in the back of his car and away we drove.


JA) How long did it take you to complete the race?

JB) Around 5 hours.

JA) I believe the average cycle time for the London to Brighton ride approximately 6 -7 hours, so well done for completing in 5 hours, quite an achievement.

JB) All for a very good cause.


JA) Would you do it again?

JB) Yes, at the first available opportunity.


JA) Any advice to anyone thinking of doing the race next year?

JB) Get a training regime sorted now and get into it slowly.  I know we Amnesty types generally do not like 'regimes' but this is a good one, honest.

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                                                                                                                                                            by Jacqueline Akakpo

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