On April fool's day 2014, I made a decision. A big decision that may change the course my life. I have spent the last 12
Next up was the Beacon Climbing Centre. Upon arrival we were told we would be doing the 'Crazy Climb' which rather embarrassingly
I was surprisingly fine in the days after my 102 mile bike ride. In fact, smugly so. I was back in the gym, doing my normal cardio classes a couple of days later. My legs were fine. I even got back on the bike for a ride or two.
I have done it. I, Vikki Stone, have cycled 102.22 miles, in one day. It's hard to believe at the beginning of this month, I was falling over sideways in front of strangers and a dog, because I couldn't get my feet out of clip pedals.
As summer approaches people are quickly booking their holidays - whether that be abroad or here in the UK.
Since setting off in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge nearly seven weeks ago, we have been rowing continuously in two-hour shifts - essentially our lives have been Eat. Sleep. Row. Repeat. for almost two months. The only time this ceased was when a violent storm during the first ten days of the crossing meant we were unable to row at all.
We have been busy gobbling up the nautical miles - and they tasted good! The end now feels like it's in sight, as the first crew has crossed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge finish line to win the race in 41 days, two hours and 38 minutes. Huge congratulations to Locura Rows the Atlantic!
The fact that the deaths were of a father and son that stirred the emotions and headlines. How could such a highly experienced mountaineer continue leading his own son up the mountain in such dangerous snow conditions that every other team on the mountain - 19 foreign climbers and six Nepalese Sherpas - aborted their summit attempt and turned around?