I saw a news item about a 28 year old guy just off chemo cycling Lands End to John O'Groats. I cycle quite a lot round the local lanes and reckoned that at 10 miles a day, average, I could do 1000 miles in 100 days. I do not have a supporting team and at 73 I am a bit older and less fit than him and am still on chemo. Initially I was fighting sickness and dizzyness from the anti-sick pills. So I gave up the pills and jumped on my bike. Having lost quite a few days I have upped my daily quota to around 20 miles a day for the moment. It is great fun. The very bumpy/potholey roads of Essex jiggle my insides so much that they forget to feel sick. The other day a large black cloud opened over me, I sheltered under a tree and found that the track had turned into a stream over my canvas shoes! I discovered I could ride in heavy rain! It is great going further than I generally would. However according to my neighbour's son I am cheating as I have a pedal assist motor! That is my son's fault, a couple of years ago he insisted that I have the pedal assist so that I could go further. The main problem is not going beyond the battery's capabilities and needing a recharge. I am hoping to generate £1 for every mile that I cover. So far I have only done 148 miles, so I have a way to go. I would be delighted if anyone would like to sponsor me. Sponsorship certainly makes me pedal harder.