Monday, 18 June 2012

I Did It

Hiya Peeps,

Well I've done it.  I'm totally shattered but I did it..... Yep 54 miles from London to Brighton on my bike at 06:00 yesterday.  It took me a total of 6 hours but this was with stops and I had problems with my gears, it wouldn't go into the top gear.  Hubby tried to fix it but in the end we had to pop into one of the stations for them to adjust it, twice.  Time in the saddle was 5 hours 20 mins and I'm pretty pleased with that. The internet says the average is 7, so I'm even more pleased with my achievement. I'm a little saddle sore, but apart from that mainly tired as it was a real long day.  We was up at 3:30 am and I didn't get home until 8pm.  So we had a takeaway pizza and then I was tucked up by 9pm, but awake again by 3:50 am, totally wasn't expecting that, so I am still tired today so will be grabbing another earlyish night.

The streets were lined with well wishers and words of encouragement and I thought the whole event was very well organised.  Residents lines the streets and had little tables of water and lollies and the welcome along the Finish Line on the Promenade was certainly emotional to say the least.  I am very proud of myself and for Hubby waiting for me up those hills, I was a little slower than him, but we crossed that finish line together.

Thank you to each and every one of you who sponsored me.  My Just Giving page remains open for another 3 months so as they say it's never too late.

I do actually have a card to show you.  I posted it on the BunnyZoe site prior to my ride but forgot to post it here, you know pre-ride nerves and all, lol.

The stamp I have used is by Whimsy and is called "Summer Garden & Accessories" and don't forget that BunnyZoe have a sale on right now.  This image comes with lots of handy sentiments and  I have used a combination of distress inks and the new distress marker pens, I really love these.

The photography doesn't do this card justice I'm sorry to say.

Image "Summer Garden & Accessories" by Whimsy Stamps
Marianne Design Frames 4 - Nikki has this on order so keep an eye out


Unknown said...

HI Tracy, congratulations on your achievement! Way to go girl!!! And what a gorgeous card; I love those oldfasioned carroussel horses!! Hugs, Frea

Sue said...

Stunning card, gorgeous image and beautiful colours.
Very Well done on completing the cycle ride and in such a good time too

Joey said...

Congratulations Tracy! A fantastic achievement and so wonderful for you and your hubby to cross the line together, hope those aches ease off soon. Your card is beautiful. Joey xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Tracy congratulations you did awesome, well done.

I adore this beautiful card the image, colours and design look stunning.
Lorraine x

Janine said...

Congratulations on your achievement and so nice to do something like this as a couple. You'll remember it for years to come. Hope you can still sit down :-)
Gorgeous card. Love the colours and your shading is wonderful as always.
Hugs, Janine xx said...

*Applause* Super!! Well done Tracy, congratulations on your great tour :D And I think your card is amazing!!
Hugs, Karin

Carole of Brum said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracy, it's quite stunning.

Very very well done, what a marvellous achievement, and lovely that you and hubby crossed that line together. You must be so fit by now. CoB

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Yay Tracy! Fantastic job you superstar. So proud of you! :D And what a beautiful card...Love those papers and of course the embellies are perfect. I would expect no less from the embellishment queen ;)

Carol Willis said...

Congratulations on such a fantastic achievement Tracy. Your card is stunning, love the image and all the gorgeous details.
Caz x

Jane said...

Tell me when you want to come over hun and I'll get baking those scones!!! You deserve the medal they gave you!
Ooops nearly forgot....great card

Maria Therese said...

Congrats!! You are awesome!!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Congratulations Tracey, and very well done..

your card is stunning..

Hugs Kelly

Becky said...

Congratulations!!! Your awesome.
Fabulous card too, beautiful details.

Lau W said...

Congratulations dear Tracy !!!!

Hanna said...

WOW! Congratulations! :) 54 miles, wow, that's really impressing! Well done!
Speaking of impressing: so is your card! Love it to pieces! Gorgeous combination of colours and your colouring is stunning as always :)


Sassy Raggedy said...

WOOHOO...Congratulations Tracy...A great accomplishment. Your card is beautiful as usual. joann sassy raggedy

Christina C. said...

Your card is it!

angelwhispers said...

My word what a girl!!!! Big Congratulations Tracy no wonder you are so please your time is amazing and you have already raised so much money!!!!! Hope you have lost of well earned rest and plenty of sleep to catch up!!!

Love the card as always your colouring is superb and such pretty colours! Chanelle xxx

Shanna Shands said...

Big congrats to you! Hope you take a little time to celebrate!

Shanna Shands said...

Big congrats to you! Hope you take a little time to celebrate!

Shazza said...

congratulations x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Well done you on your stamina test and this is a gorgeous card you have made, Tracy! Hugs, Lesley