Author Archives: Simon

We (all) did it (Day 8)

Well we finally made it. The last stage was 145 km and we made the mistake of getting too excited to far from the end. The ‘last 20 miles’ took forever mainly because we made mistakes and actually cycled about … Continue reading

Posted in 11-Sep-2010, Day 8 | 2 Comments

No WiFi (Day 7)

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Posted in 10-Sep-2010, Day 7 | Leave a comment

Contrast (Day 6)

Frankly, today has been a bit of a doddle – relatively speaking. OK I’ve spend 6hrs 56 mins in the saddle, pedalling (add 1 hour for Kiefer) but it has been fairly flat and a day of contrast. We left … Continue reading

Posted in 09-Sep-2010, Day 6 | 4 Comments

Pledge day (Day 5)

Today was a long and very eventful. It had rained on and off during the day but we also had bright, hot sunshine and everything in between. Our arrival into Noirt was, like Kiefer put it, something from a film. … Continue reading

Posted in 08-Sep-2010, Day 5 | 1 Comment

Half way

Well here we are at the half stage and we seemed to have turned a corner. I think we all now think we could actually do this. That’s just as well because that is the plan and there is no … Continue reading

Posted in 07-Sep-2010, Day 4 | 1 Comment

Day 3

Given that this is a challenge, we are doing pretty well. The day was summed up with a comment from Kiefer. “This is a lot harder than I thought it would be”. Kiefer went very quiet at one point today … Continue reading

Posted in 06-Sep-2010, Day 3 | 2 Comments

The first two days

Euphoric is the word to describe our feelings after Day 1. We’d made it in some style arriving at our accommodation before 5pm with no significant problems of any kind. Today was a different story. We arrived at around 7 … Continue reading

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Grand Raffle | Help ColaLife and win FREE nights in top London and Paris hotels

To celebrate the successful completion of the first day (of eight!) of the ColaLife Participation Ride, The World’s Best Hotels has launched a Grand Raffle with big prizes! All proceeds go to support fieldwork in Africa. Full details of the … Continue reading

Posted in 04-Sep-2010, Day 1 | Leave a comment

Map sheets and booklet

I’ve put the maps for the ride together as a set of sheets – one per stage – and as a booklet. If you want the maps in order of stage, download this file: Map Sheets.pdf. If you want to … Continue reading

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ColaLife as featured on the BBC

iPM ColaLife Feature broadcast on 27 12 2008 by colalife

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