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Friday, 19 February 2010

Bike and wine diet Part II

Following on from my blogs about my new bike and wine diet I hear from one of my Twitter followers walkscotland that he's been following the whisky and walk diet for some years now! Of course, we're all simply trying to justify our love of the hard stuff and we're aware that less booze and a bit more keep-fit would make us healthier for longer. But where's the fun in that?

Now I doubt that Glasgow Bikeathon would want to promote their 2010 event as the ideal way to see off a few booze-charged calories but I imagine they won't mind a bit of publicity. And cycling either the 13 or 26 mile courses during the May 23rd event does have the bonus of blasting away around an average of 400 calories and 800 calories respectively. (That could be calories consumed as glasses of wine, Mars bars, pizzas or nice healthy salads. Whatever.)

Taking part in this family-friendly event will also help raise funds for the newly named Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, formerly known as Leukaemia Research.

Last year, more than 400 people got on their bikes to take part in the inaugural Glasgow Bikeathon and this year event organisers are hoping to increase participant numbers to help raise even more money for the charity.

The Bikeathon offers two predominantly rural routes to riders. Both courses start and finish at the historic country park in Drumpellier, on the Glasgow/North Lanarkshire border.

So whether you’re looking for a physical challenge, a fundraising challenge, a fun day out, and/or a chance to burn some cheeky calories why not sign up to the event now.

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