18 days to #joberg2c
What a day that was. An 80km ride ride through the woods and hills of Cranborne Chase. It was all new to me – I mapped the ride on the computer, and then went out to find out what it was really like.
Well, it was hilly (over 1,000m of climbing), and muddy, all churned up by horses’ hooves and farm vehicles. And it was tiring. But also, it was beautiful. I started along the Ox Drove, which runs along the top of the downs, but then it led into woodland with wonderful sections of single track. Needless to say there was some pushing, and a sore rear at the end of it all.
About midway during the ride I happened to check my phone (come on, you do it too) and there was an email from Zuzanna at Kalas Sportswear to say my joberg2c kit was on its way. That was a relief, because the kit was manufactured in the Czech Republic and was due to be delivered here by 10th April. The worry was that if the UK left the EU on 29th March, there might be importation complications. Well, the UK hasn’t left the EU yet (and let’s hope it never does), so that problem wasn’t a problem after all.
Anyhow, I arrived home tired and sore (did I mention that before?) and there inside the front door was a parcel – my kit had already arrived. Well, suddenly it was like Christmas. All that lovely kit to look at and feel. If I wasn’t so tired, I might even have tried it all on.
P.S. Don’t forget that the kit represents the charity that I’m riding for – Velokhaya. You can read about it in earlier posts. And of course, you can still donate – just go to the DONATE button (obvious, né?) and do your thing.