24 Hour Simulation – Successful.

28th April 2014

I’m pleased to report the 24 hour training weekend proved to be a huge success. All our ‘theoretical’ systems held up and one or two were improved on.

RAAM cyclist Martyn Grant looked especially tired at the end of our 24 hour simulation exercise.

RAAM cyclist Martyn Grant looked especially tired at the end of our 24 hour simulation exercise.

One of the most important aspects of the weekend was seeing how the crew got along with each other, a very important factor as we’ll almost literally be living in each other’s pockets 24/7 in the few days prior to RAAM and during the race itself. I slept in a car to remove my (potential) snoring from the equation, but still received an undue amount of abuse from certain team members. My conclusion – the crew is bonding well, no one is immune from ‘abuse’ and all seem to cope with receiving it, (feels like an old fashioned rugby tour).

To give you an indication of the ‘childish’ behaviour required to get through the small hours of the night. Paul Baines decided to see how many times we could ask Steve Hall what the colour of the receipts folder was. On 18 seperate ocassions Steve informed any crew member who asked, ‘the colour of the folder is orange and don’t forget to write your name on the back of the receipt.’ – Love you Steve xx

We have a Gala Evening on the 22nd May to do some fundraising for Asthma UK and fine tuning in the remaining weeks before the challenge. The crew is solid, with high hopes and expectations - Bring it On

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