5 July 2007

Before reading please note:

This blog is best read by using the numbered entries, from 1 to 7 for each chapter, on the right hand column of this page. Click on "Meet Team Aldi" for the photograph.

The bottom link, over there on the right, is for the Hospice at Home website which is the organisation we chose to raise the money for. Take a moment to read it and see what a wonderful job these people do for others, a worthy cause indeed.

If you're planning to do the ride and you come across this, don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the e-mail address provided if there's anything you need to know or are unsure about. We'll be only too happy to help where we can.

e-mail: chris4teamaldi@inbox.com

7: Thanks

We have to mention all the people who supported our effort, it just wouldn't be right not to, and there were quite a few....so here goes.

To our fantastic backup team on the day we say this....we really would have struggled without your help. So, Tracy..Jan..Kim..Debbie..Becky..Millie..Charlie and Kirsty, a massive thanks to you all from Team Aldi. Thanks for hanging around in the rain waiting for us, and thanks for all the lovely food and drink...and, of course, for your total support and belief in us...we all appreciate it more than you realise.

To family members who came to cheer us on in the rain..Dennis..Beryl..Becks..Kelly..Jack and Dan, it was great to see you all when we needed it most....and to Brian, who turned out to cheer us on through Apperley Bridge in the gloom....you've all got no idea how much you lifted our spirits.

To Brendan, thanks for getting up in the middle of the night to take us to Liverpool and then drive the van back home...you were a star.

We want to thank all the people who showed their generosity by sponsoring us for the ride...thanks everyone, the money is going to a great cause....

We'd also like to thank Peter Robinson for producing his fine website, Towpath Treks, as we've mentioned before it was a huge help to us.

Sutty..Sean..Jamie..Stuart..Norrie..Shane..and me...Team Aldi..."When the going gets tough, the tough get going"....that's true team spirit !!...well done, boys.