>I Have a Dream

>Those of you who followed my previous blog http://www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com/ will recall it was a record of my 2009 LEJoG ride. This blog is hopefully going to be a record of my progress towards my completing the 2010 Police Unity Tour bike ride in the USA.

I have been fortunate enough to get a place to ride with the Chapter 1 ride of law enforcement officers from New Jersey to Washington DC in May 2010 (10th – 14th). This is a ride to raise funds for fallen law enforcement officers in the USA. It is about 320 miles over 4 days and will involve a total of around 1700 riders converging on Washington in a convoy and a candlelight service at the memorial to fallen law enforcement officers.

Its a great experience and a chance to meet other cyclists.

I am hoping to team it up with the New York Five Boroughs Bike Ride on 2nd May. When there is a 42 mile ride around all 5 New York Boroughs and a chance to ride over the famous New York Bridges . The roads are closed to motor vehicles for the time of the ride ( rolling road closures). In between the two events, I am hoping to visit friends in the US, so it should be a great trip.

Anyone fancy joining me?

Hopefully this blog will be a record of my ride and of the preparations for it. The preparations are going well – not. I’m currently off my bike after being hit by a car 2 weeks ago. Great start to the preparation eh? Its the 3rd time I’ve been hit in the last 5 years by cars. I was hit from behind on a straight road. I only had 5 rear lights on and was wearing a hi viz jacket. I can only presume the driver had left his guide dog at home that night.


About spen666

I'm a 50 something football fan and occasional cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds previously. I have 1 left to rejoin the 92 club. Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I now am one of the organising committee for the UK Police Unity Tour (www.ukpoliceunitytour.org ) I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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