I had the huge privilege of travelling to Jordan last week to support Mosaic’s founder HRH The Prince of Wales on his recent Middle East visit.
The public debate on integration is frustratingly seldom one based on much other than personal experience (or, at worst, prejudice). Bringing some facts to this debate is long overdue.
I was shocked to learn recently that students from BME backgrounds are 20% less likely to achieve a ‘good’ degree result (a First or Upper Second) than their White peers.
What an amazing day! After all the months of training, the day of the ride had finally arrived – and what an incredible day we had!
So how did that happen? The Prudential London-Surrey100 bike ride was a long-term goal, something away in the distance to aim for.
Where has the time gone?! Panic set in this weekend when the three of us doing the London-Surrey100 realised we only have two weeks until the big day.
With less than a month to go until the big ride, the last two weeks’ training rides have been focused on hill climbs – and dealing with some serious heat!
The last couple of weeks have been full on, both at work and at home. As a result, my training regime has been rather lacking in rigour, with just the one ride home from work (25 miles) one evening in the last fortnight.
The Ride100 organisers have now published the detailed route for the ride in August – and they’ve not pulled any punches!
Isles of Scilly (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I was determined that the family Half Term holiday to the Isles of Scilly wasn’t going to disrupt my training regime too much, but I hadn’t quite expected to get quite so competitive during my short break from work… The Isles of Scilly are a magical archipelago some 28 miles off the Cornish Coast.