As most of you my be aware this weekend I am taking part in a charity bike ride to raise money for local charities .

On Saturday 15th June 2013 I will be cycling the 71 mile Great Yorkshire bike ride from Wetherby to Filey in aid of some great charities some of which are very close to my heart and also in memory of my Nan who passed away last month not only will the ride be a massive personal challenge as I am new to cycling I have put many hours training in so not only should I finish but also put in a good performance for the people who know me best will know I don’t do things by halves I put my heart and sole in especially to personal challenges I have put in over 500 miles in training in all weather from sun rain ice and snow in preparation climbing over 35,000 feet of hills and over 30 hours of training worked around my busy coaching life but it will be all worth the pain for the chance to help people who are far less fortunate than me .

I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and the team who I am taking part with we have already raised £2000 with more cash still to collect if you would like to make a donation you can visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Lloyds or contact me direct and use my sponsorship forms .