Warren started Day 1, Stage 1 as part of the Dallaglio Fintoff Cycle Slam team a little apprehensive due to only clocking up 4 hours of training because of bad weather over the Alps in April. Kick off was at the birthplace of the Olympic games in Ancient Olympia, on the Peloponnese peninsula of western Greece. The massive 174km day 1 ride went well for Warren and he found himself in better shape than expected and in a really good team. Check the Day 1 video blog here.
Warren said, “Day 2 was a tough day, probably because of the challenge of day 1 and a few unexpected climbs. It was a day of great views and good banter between Lee Dixon and Graeme Le Saux. They were both team captain’s for the day and there was a lot of Chelsea Arsenal chat between them.” Check the Day 2 video blog here.
“Day 3 was another day with long climbs but amazing views across Greek coastline and even a small stop at the seaside town of Plataria for a quick swim. Simon ‘Headless’ Hunter was on good form this day performing some road bike freestyle to break the monotony and Lawrence Dallaglio needed a leadership medal for making the call on the Plataria beach stop off!” Check the Day 3 video blog here.
“After an overnight ferry from the Greek port of Igoumenitsa to the Italian port of Brindisi, Day 4 was all about keeping high speeds and good peloton etiquette. Our peloton went for quite a distance at around 48kph. A few beers were had when we arrived in the town of Bari to close stage 1.” Check the Day 4 video blog here.
It’s an incredible commitment that everybody is making for these charities. Warren is currently in London getting in some training in around Richmond Park and the Surrey Hills. Feel free to tweet him on @warrensmithski if you would like to join him on a few laps or a bigger ride.
Please help Warren reach his target of £6k before he starts stage 5 on the 14th May by donating at the following page, uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WarrenSmith. Thanks so much to all of you who have donated so far. It’s very much appreciated.