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…
This day was equally as busy and interesting as the first. After being told the previous day that engineers can arrive as early as possible, I have decided to be in the office at 7pm, although office hours were from 9am to 6pm. In order to develop my CAD skills and knowledge, I got on with an online training course found on the local network.
Finally, the three of us riding in the big ride managed to get out together this weekend. And we were heading for the hills!
Ilyas Ahmed is 18 years old and has just completed a week’s work experience at McLaren, arranged by Mosaic. Over the course of his placement, Ilyas described in words his feelings, experiences and hopes for the future. These will appear as posts on the Mosaic Blog over the coming weeks.
Gutted 🙁 I had to miss today’s session due to having a staff member off sick and as I run my own business, I had to be in to cover. I did feel really guilty for letting down the girls, mums and my colleagues as I could only let them know on the day. It’s hard not to feel bad when you are part of a team where it’s very much about people wanting to be there and give their best.
This week was our first joint session with the mums and girls and it was lovely to have a crowded room full of eager mums, excited daughters and fabulous mentors and school staff. There was a great atmosphere in the room with a really comfortable and easy atmosphere that made it feel as if we’d all known each other for months instead of a couple of weeks.
As part of our fundraising efforts for my ride in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, Mosaic are inviting bids for two VIP tickets to see Kings of Leon in the Sky Suite at the O2 in London on Thursday 13 June 2013.
I was always going to have to get to Wiltshire this weekend to visit my mother on her birthday. But the cycling option was in doubt up to the last minute, as the prospect of an 85-mile ride this early in my training was daunting. However, due to a foolhardy competitive streak (my friend and fellow Ride100 cyclist had recently done the ride as his mother, coincidentally, also lives in Wiltshire), I decided to go for it. So, Sunday morning came around and I was on the road at 6.00am.
Jonathan Freeman, Mosaic’s National Director, will be riding the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride, raising funds for Mosaic and The Children’s Trust. Jonathan will be blogging here regularly in the lead up to the race so you can follow his training programme and preparation for the big ride.