Tuesday, 27 November 2012

More about the 10 in 10 Ride.....


Following on from my last post I've been searching out videos showing some of the signature climb of the Giro de Lombardia out of Ballagio on the shores of Lake Como up to the chapel of the Madonna del Ghisallo.

This little film shortens the climb to just six minutes but gives some idea of what we will have in store for us after riding Ten Countries in Ten Days..... The introduction and text is in Italian...so if you don't understand Italian I apologize....but it will give you a little of the flavour of what we will be doing...
Obviously we will not be riding the length of each of the countries, but the route that we are plotting will enable us to  ride on a continuous route linking into the ten countries as we go.....

At this stage it is difficult to be certain of the mileage, but we are anticipating a daily average in the region of 85 miles. As with other rides that I have done in the past, some days might take us over this and other days could be a little less....The weather and road conditions as well as how each member of our little team feels each day will all help to determine our actual daily miles covered...

The planning for this ride is coming along nicely and I have one other confirmed rider, with another trying to beg the time from his job at the moment...a couple of others have also expressed an interest in doing it...
We will be using the ride to raise money for the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer and I will be setting up a charity page where you can support us, but more details on this later.....

I still have a couple of other rides to tell you about that I intend doing during 2013, but details of those will be revealed  at a later date..... One longish ride just isn't enough..!!!


8 comments:

Marsha said...

What a delicious climb!

jeff said...

Beautiful!

John Romeo Alpha said...

Forevermore, the phrase "subito uno strappo al 14%" will make me laugh and cry.

rlove2bike said...

Enjoyed the video! The 10 in 10 Ride sounds like great fun.

Thanks for posting,
RL

Groover said...

Bellagio and the climb up to the Madonna del Ghisallo are very pretty but if you have time, continue on along that road after the famous chapel, up to Sormano. There is a right turn about five kilometers but it's signed. You may remember the Muro di Sormano from this year's Tour of Lombardia but you may want to leave this to the Pros. :-) It's very very steep. But if you just follow the normal road, it is a lovely climb and there is a nice restaurant/bar at the top where you can grab lunch and enjoy the view. Highly recommend!

Trevor said...

*Marsha* *jeff* *rlove2bike*
Thanks for your visit and your always valued comments....

*JRA*
There will be no tears from me at 14%...

*Groover*
Thanks for that information....There is nothing better than a personal recommendation....I will build that into the last day of our ride....

RANTWICK said...

You know what Trevor? I'm going to have to stop reading your damn blog if you do any more things that make me so jealous.

I'm gonna go find my zen. A pilgrimage to the fridge, perhaps...

A Midnight Rider said...

The ride in the State of Maine in the US was as good as you wished it for me. I also am enjoying your writing.