Geoff Curran writes…
Day seven and it is all over… I should have written this yesterday but the whole seven days caught up with me and I needed some time to collect my thoughts.
It’s the day after the finish and I have mixed emotions. Happy and very proud that I did it, did what I set out to do. Sad, because I am missing being on the bike today…..yes, I know, get a life I can hear you say. But that is the weird thing, I am actually missing the bike action which I was not prepared for.
Anyway, back to the last day and it really was a short hop, only 25 miles in the saddle. For the first part I was blessed with sun, a breeze on my back and road called Idle Bank that seemed to go on for ages…..pure bliss and it is fair to say that I probably had a zen moment. In fact, I tried to do a piece to camera (I had a go-pro camera on the bike, they are blooming marvellous) but I got all philosophical and as we all know that makes we say a load of …….(I will let you put in your chosen word).
I got to Drax at about 1 p.m. and rode up to the gates. To say it is the daddy of all power stations is an understatement. It is colossal and powers up 8% of England and Wales. I was met by Paul Taylor, Retail & Trading Director, Drax and we had a quick interview about the station and what they have been doing to make it both coal and biomass fired.
And that was that. A quick lunch in the sports and social club, racked the bike and drove back to London in four hours where I produced the Energy Live News weekly email (no rest for the wicked) and then had a celebratory Guinness.
It was all over……until next year (watch this space, we have ideas already).
Geoff was touring the power plants of Britain in aid of Parkinson’s UK. There’s still time to donate to the great cause here!