On 05 June 2013 In Cycling News

Grace's Great Adventure!

On Saturday 8th June, Grace Christian sets off on the 963 mile Deloitte Ride Across Britain challenge. In nine days, she will be cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End with a team from Mondelez (who own Cadbury). Contrary to popular belief, riding north to south does not result in a largely down hill ride… on some days Grace will be climbing over 3000m (9000ft).

Grace kindly agreed to do this exclusive pre-ride interview, just for BRAT News

Brat News: What are you most looking forward to about RAB Grace?

Grace Christian: Seeing the sign posts at either end of the country (great photo opportunity!), the amazing scenery along the way, the buzz of people’s stories of the day at camp each evening.  Then having a few days off to stay at my Aunties B&B in Penzance after. Then to share the amazing experience afterwards!

BN: Tell us about your training and preparation….

GC: During the early winter, I started with regular spin classes at gym, and then first ventured back outside this year at Easter despite the snow. I’ve then been steadily building up to doing two long rides over every weekend. During the first May Bank Holiday I did the Coast to Coast from Whitehaven to Tynemouth - 50 miles a day for three days. Then the following weekend, two sportives (165 miles in two days). Last Saturday was the final big ride; an 80 Mile Audax from Wem in Shropshire to the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy in mid Wales.

BN: And how are you feeling now… with just a few hours until you fly to the start?

GC: Well, now the bike is on its way to Scotland on a lorry and bags are packed! I leave tomorrow morning and overall I am excited about setting off on the big adventure!

BN: Aside from the personal challenge, why else is this event so important? 

GC: The event aims to raise over £1million for the British Paralympic Association, the charity generously supported by the BRAT charity ball, which raised over £1400. I also have a personal Virgin Money site which has raised approximately £1000 already. I’m is looking to hit £1500 if possible. Thanks to those who have already made donations – let’s keep them coming!

BN: Thanks Grace, that’s great. Have a great ride - the BRAT club are supporting you all the way!!



Day stages:

DAY 1, 8th June- John O'Groats to Kyle of Sutherland  (Bonar Bridge)

DAY 2, 9th June- Kyle of Sutherland to Fort William

DAY 3, 10th June- Fort William to Glasgow

DAY 4, 11th June- Glasgow to Carlisle

DAY 5, 12th June- Carlisle to Aintree

DAY 6, 13th June- Aintree to Ludlow

DAY 7, 14th June- Ludlow to Wincanton 

DAY 8, 15th June- Wincanton to Launceston

DAY 9, 16th June- Launceston to Lands’ End











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