The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society
I’ve already identified navigation as one of the biggest potential problems for LEJOG, but I’ve now been reminded of another – injury. I felt absolutely fine immediately after the 116-mile ride the weekend before last, but the following day I started getting upper back pain. I rested it for a few days and when it was feeling a bit better, I tried cycling to work. After 2 miles, I started getting really acute pain and I haven’t been able to cycle since.
I’ve been to a pysiotherapist who says that I have one of the least flexible necks she’s seen for a long time, and that the pain near my left shoulder blade probably has its origin in the stress placed on my neck by the posture of holding on to the dropped handlebars, while looking up at the road ahead. This could be a problem….