25 Aug

This is the first post of the Geneva to Monte Carlo (G2MC) charity bike ride blog.

A number of people have suggested I write a blog but it was my niece, Emily, that put me onto this site.  Unfortunately, Emily has been admitted to hospital with kidney failure and she has written a marvelous blog (http://emzychuds.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/the-start-of-the-rest-of-my-life/).  We’re all thinking of you Ems.

Today I have been at the admin all day – getting info to the tour operator, Classic Tours, bagging up the sponsored kit (thanks sponsors – KPMG, Mayflower, SPF Private Clients, Conyers, Freshfields, Validus, Citadel Re and Paddy-O’s), checking that the cash all adds up and writing a final note to the 17 other brave souls who are coming on the ride.  Begging letter to follow tomorrow, after we take a photo of some of the team in their super G2MC (well done Ian Pilgrim for doing such a great job).

Anyway, that’s it for a first entry.  Be back on line when we land in Geneva, if not before.

Best.  CT


5 Responses to “Welcome!”

  1. emzychuds August 25, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    Good Luck with your ride 🙂 Xxx

    • LIzzie September 23, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

      Hi Dad, Congrats on your ride! So proud of you! Love you lots, Liz xx

      • Alice September 23, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

        Good Luck Mr Thresh!! I’m Lizzies friend from Cheltenham! Hope your ride goes great! Hope to meet you in the near futer.

  2. Mark August 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Looking forward to hearing about your vertical challenges! Let’s swap stories in MC if we dont’ meet somewhere enroute.

  3. Ian Pilgrim August 28, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    Great idea for the Blog Charlie. I think a very big “Thank you” is due to Charlie for all the hard work organizing this adventure (and I suspect that some of it was delegated to Elin, so a big thanks to her too). I have already started the travel – left Bermuda last night with wife and kids (4 of them) in tow and arrived in Somerset today. While not exactly ideal preparation for our ride, have a couple of hours booked in Newport Velodrome with a coach and the kids – anyone who has not tried track cycling should give it a go – the most fun you can have pedalling in lycra. Having the gearing changed on my bike later tomorrow – going for a compact with an 11-32 casette – local bike shop reckons they can do it without a long deraileur. Got a few rides up and down Cheddar Gorge planned over the next few days. Looking forward to meeting you all in Geneva next week. Best, Ian

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