1,000€ for 1,000 km Challenge. FINISHED!

HUZZAH for me! I’ve finished! I’ve completed my Cycling 1,000 km in 6 months Challenge – with 4 days to go!!! And, rather fittingly, on the day that we hear Richard has been found “Not Guilty” of the drugs charges in Zambia. Unfortunately, he is still charged with stealing his own property (don’t ask…) and stands trial for this in October, but we are still Very Pleased that the first hurdle is passed.

Here are three photos.

Here’s the odometer reading 1,000.

Here’s a happy me. I won’t say how many times I took an “at arms’ length” photo until I was satisfied that you couldn’t see my double chin!!!

and here is where I was when the odometer ticked over from 999 to 1000 (though I should admit that I had pootled about a bit to make sure it happened here! But it did seem properly fitting.) You can see the Trusty Bike propped up.

I don’t think I’ve made the 1,000€ I was hoping for, although various people have promised vague amounts of money “when you’ve finished” so I may manage to collect a bit more, but I think I’ve probably collected about 600-700€. Which is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. I’m sure the Chisomo Community SCHOOL will be very happy to use the money to the benefit of the PUPILS.

Now. Will I ever get on the bike again, do you think…? Place your bets, Ladies and Gentlemen, place your bets!


4 Responses to “1,000€ for 1,000 km Challenge. FINISHED!”

  1. Japes Says:

    Congratulations, Dormouse!!! I think the bike now deserves an honourable retirement.

    I’m pleased to hear the news about Richard, I’ll keep praying!

  2. richard Says:

    This is himself, adding my congratulations from sunny Zambia. I heard today that there has been a robbery at the school, and in addition some damage to the pupil benches. We will need to top up our teachers’ training aids too. The list of needs is endless. But well done Alison. This is a brilliant effort, and my bet is you WILL be back on your bike.

  3. Mr D Says:

    Oh she will be back on the bike, it won’t just be me nagging but the whole of the cycle club!

  4. Jackie Says:

    Belated congratulations, great job well done! (I’m rubbish at the arms length photos too – I always look like a serial killer!).