A big thank you from Jonathan Bell for all the support on his BLESMA fundraising.

Dear friends and supporters,

Well, we did it - and what a fantastic day 😊! We all registered at 0615, before photos and Act of Remembrance at 0700 - and crossed the start line at 0730.

Team Blesma had grown to 75 riders - and a dozen more in our 'X1X Admin Team' making sure we were fed and watered throughout the day. Everyone finished, and apart from punctures, no notable incidents.

The day was a tremendous success. The distance was challenging, but a lot of fun too. We all had lots of laughs, and we got a really warm welcome from the locals along the route. It looks as though the Team will have raised around £20,000.00 (tbc) as donations are still coming in.

Thank you again for your generous support and your encouragement over the past months, it has been a wonderful experience for the whole team. From a personal point of view, I’m wondering how I’ll fill in my time now that I’m not training most days...

Here are some photos from the ride.

Best wishes