Pyrenees Rider Profile: Neil Mayo
Find out more about Neil Mayo, one of our parent supporters who is braving the Pyrenees Challenge:
Favourite place to cycle: Corfu where my sister lives as its hot and I can swim afterwards and drink cold beer.
Biggest Challenge so far: Trying to prepare for the 70seventy Pyrenees Cycling Challenge whilst involved in a building project to adapt a house for my disabled daughter.
Biggest cycling achievement: Dragon Ride Brecon Beacons in Wales years ago….160 miles and 10,500 feet in one very long and hot day. (Yes – hot in Wales!). As it turns out, these were my glory days!
What bike do you ride: Giant Defy Pro Carbon…far too good a bike for such a rubbish rider like me but my Granny left me some money when she passed and it reminds me of her and Granddad when I go out on it.
How long have you been training for this event: Started on 03/09/18. Not joking!
Your favourite motivational Quote: “The finish line and the pub are just around the corner…”
How do you stay motivated to keep pedaling: I am old and ugly and I want to pretend that I can become younger looking and handsome. Also, I look great in lycra and I don’t want to deny my adoring fanbase that magnificent sight.
Support Neil’s efforts by visiting our fundraising page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/70seventy