A second blow within reach of Edinburgh
July 29, 2009
“We’ve had a second blow to the team. My Achilles Tendon has swollen to the extent that I am no longer able to pedal with my left leg. Yesterday afternoon was hell, and within 30 minutes of Edinburgh I had to make the very upsetting decision to retire from the ride.
I can’t tell you how fustrated I am, particularly with this weather! The cold has really played havoc, and although the ’machines’ were performing brilliantly, the ‘men’ have had some rotten luck.
Our soul survivor Simon is bravely striving onwards against this appalling rain and the driving winds. We’ll keep you posted- he may just make it!”