This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
STATS & FACTS


Cycling is the second most popular activity in the US.


There are over 1,300km’s of National Cycle Network cycle paths throughout Northern Ireland


Dublin bikes has approx. 100 stations and over 1,500 bikes in the fleet


about people giving up.


After riding 381km in 21 hours and 2 minutes (cycling time) we arrived at the top. Throughout this time we climbed 9,224metres surpassing the requirement of 8,848metres to claim an Everest. We had completed our challenge and a first for the UAE. So what now? We have since completed Coast to Coast but the next Everest? We have discussed doing one in each continent……………..would it be right to remind Colin now about my lack of respect for people who give up!


9 were under darkness, the short and tunnel vision this provided was very welcome. By the time we were on climb 9 we were very sore but spirits were high and we could see the end. Close to the top Colin admitted that the main driver for him finishing was my speech


SPECIAL THANKS TO: Philipp Holzman – training, support riding and generally boosting morale. Nick Gowan of StartLine MTB (Tignes, France) – support riding and technical / mechanical support. Iwona Bokinczuk – arranging a driver overnight and acting as a runner for food etc. Nabu and Hesham from Wheelers Car


Rental (Sharjah) for providing a driver at very short notice. William Lanihan and Pia Lund from Osteopathic Health Centre – helping fix my back to enable me to train and alleviating back pain prior to the ride. Andy Fordham of RaceME – organising so many cycling events over the summer which has been great to help our training.


ABOUT US: Richard Lewis – Proud Welshman from Swansea who has been in UAE since 2010 after leaving Birmingham (his home for 10 years).


Colin Ralph – A proud Scotsman who has been in UAE since 2013. Seasoned sportsman and sailor. Philipp Holzman – German living in Dubai for 8 years. Started training with guys since 2013. Nick Gowan – Scotsman living in France. Iwona Bokinczuk – from Poland moved from Birmingham in 2011.


94 www.cyclingworldmag.com


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100  |  Page 101  |  Page 102  |  Page 103  |  Page 104  |  Page 105  |  Page 106  |  Page 107  |  Page 108  |  Page 109  |  Page 110  |  Page 111  |  Page 112  |  Page 113  |  Page 114