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Why do the Challenge?

 

Well there are various reasons why I am undertaking this challenge, these can be probably summarised as:

  1. TO HELP A LOCAL CHARITY - I have helped charities in the past and not necessarily made a big deal it, but this is a local charity and as I have lived in the UAE for over two years now, I thought it about time do something linked to a good cause, but a good cause locally to the UAE.
  2. VISIT AND EXPERIENCE ALL SEVEN EMIRATES IN THE UAE - I have only really visited two of the emirates, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This challenge gives me the opportunity to visit all seven emirates in the space of a week.
  3. IMPROVE FITNESS AND LOOSE WEIGHT – Unfortunately, in the last decade my fitness levels have gone down dramatically. It’s too easy to go home after a long day at work and “chillax”. But when this starts to become a daily occurrence, it’s not good! This challenge will involve 1-3 months commitment in terms of training and build up to the challenge. At the time of writing this page, my weight is approx 103/104 KG. Whilst not severely over weight, any BMI measurement would show me as being overweight considering my height, so in the build up, I have to lose some weight! By losing weight and striving for an improvement in fitness, one would hope that this will help with some intellectual challenges in the future.
  4. MEET PEOPLE WITH COMMON INTERESTS IN MOUNTAIN BIKING / CYCLING (ONLINE AND IN REALITY)  I have not really got involved with the social media thing before, so this challenge gives me the opportunity to meet people in the UAE who enjoy cycling and in particular mountain biking. I have only ever been cycling / mountain biking with close friends and family members in the UK (One reason for this may be the spectacular ways that I have fallen off in the pastJ). So, hopefully some good friendships and great experiences will come out of this challenge for future trips and outings both within the UAE, the UK or further afield!
  5. ROI FOR AN INVESTMENT IN A MOUNTAIN BIKE – Around 5-10 years ago I bought a Marin Wolf Ridge off a friend after he upgraded his bike. When moving to the UAE, I debated whether to ship this bike over or purchase one in the UAE. I decide to buy a second hand bike for the UAE, a Specialized Stump Jumper and until now have not utilised it nearly enough on evenings and weekends. So this challenge will enable me to do something I enjoy with a bike I love to bits!
  6. MOUNTING BIKING: A SPORTING HOBBY I ENJOY - Whether it be cycling around the Lake District, Lady Bower reservoir in Derbyshire, or along the Cornish in Abu Dhabi, it’s all enjoyable for different reasons! Getting out and about on the bike, with some cold water and some food for lunch makes for an enjoyable day out, especially when you’re accompanied by someone who enjoys the same pastime…. Or just finds it funny when you fall off!
  7. COMBINE A NUMBER OF INTERESTS AND HOBBIES – namely, travel, mountain biking and photography. In addition to mountain biking, another interest of mine is photography. Having captured 100,000s of images on a professional level and have a vast portfolio of action, sports and event / studio images. The opportunity to take some images throughout this 5 day challenge, across what I hope to be some very picturesque parts of the UAE appeals to me in a big way! Albeit only with a GPS enable pocket camera (16MPix/3D), weather permitting, I hope to capture a number of photographs and video of the whole experience that I can keep as memories and may be share with people who choose to support or follow me in my challenge.




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