Colin Jones took part in the Grand depart of Le Tour de France. He tells us about his incredible day in the saddle ……
“So after months of training the day had come! Saturday 29th June the Grand Depart from Brussels for Prostate Cancer and the 1st Stage of the Tour de France.
What an amazing experience, something that will stay with me forever. We started at 7:15am with the temperature already at 20c knowing it was going to be getting hotter, but nobody thought it was going to be record breaking hot! Belgium would record some of its hottest temperatures ever during the afternoon.
The ride started from the centre of Brussels and out to the country.
So after 8 hours 19 minutes of riding I entered the finish straight and the noise of cowbells and whistles was unbelievable. As I rode through the line its hard to explain the overwhelming burst of emotions I felt as I had done it, completed my challenge in ridiculous heat, and in the process so far raised £2391.80 for Prostate Cancer.”