So I got a call from Danielle at Skyline Events today, confirming that we are definitely on the list to participate in next year’s event. I have to say, a little surge of adrenaline went through me when she said we were on it…. there really is no going back now.

Lots of things to get done including getting our GPs to sign us off as being fit enough to participate!

I made us a little logo to adorn our various social media and Just Giving pages


I think we may end up using that on our jerseys and bikes.

My Just Giving page is now live at and I don’t think Adam will be too far behind

Update – here’s Adam’s page


The First Post

The Fat Blokes – Iain & Adam

So we’ve done it. Two slightly podgy nearly 40somethings have signed up to do the London To Paris bike Ride in 2017.

I’m filled with both excitement and trepidation in equal measure but we have a year to prepare and I’m in a lot better shape than when I did the London to Brighton ride after 6 months of cycling.

We’re going to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and hopefully we can raise a lot of money for a smaller, yet still as important, charity.

The actual journey starts on the 19th July 2017 and finishes under the Eiffel Tower on the 22nd July 2017 taking in Calais, Abbeville and Beauvais en route to the capital. This will be the story of that journey and the preparation that goes with it.