It has been an absolute pleasure to host the series of an “Audience with …” for the FCCC Club Nights during this past twelve months or so.
Guests ranging from the formidable End to End in under 48 hours (Dick Poole), to our South African Cape Epic and UCI E-world Champion Cyclists (Shawn Mitchley and Aaron Borrill, respectively), to the former UK National Champion guest (Richard Prebble) and to the most latterly Meet Team GB (Kendra and Jez Hall, Eliot Digby-Jones, Ruth Jones and Morag McDowall).
Each time we meet these guests we are greeted by humble people with huge achievements in cycling with fascinating stories to tell.
This person is no exception. He told me he doesn’t get out of bed for anything less than 200 kilometers. He’s not joking.
With rides like ‘Paris-Brest-Paris’ or ‘London-Edinburgh-London’ these distances speak openly for themselves. He competes in what we know as ‘Audaxes’.
It is an ultra-sport like not too many others.
In privately preparing for meeting him, I’ve come to learn that Audax means “courageous, spirited, foolhardy, presumptuous and rash’.
Well, we can find out if that is true when we meet our next guest who has kindly agreed to give up his time to come talk with me at the Club Night on Friday 29 September 2023 at our usual venue.
Paul Hosemann (Chair)