Got back last night to an amazing feeling. Having had a very tough four days of cycling it was wonderful to be home and sink into a warm bath. Proud of having shared so many wonderful memories with a fantastic group of people. It has been a long and determined journey but worth every bit of blood, sweat and tears.

Warm welcome home

Warm welcome home

There have been so many memorable moments throughout training and the actual ride over the last few days and apart from the emotional entry into the piazza del Duomo in Milan the ride on the Monza race track was a unique experience. Hope office managed to get permission for all the riders to ride around this historic race track only three days after a Grand Prix.

Waiting for the green light on the grid at Monza

Waiting for the green light on the grid at Monza

The support I have had from so many people has been a humbling experience and played a big part in getting me up those monstrous mountain climbs. There have been many messages of goodwill, good luck cards and a sponsorship money. It will take me a few days to get all the money in. My current total from all sources is just over £7500 and I am hoping that it will get to £8000. A massive thank you to everyone.

If you wish to donate here are all the different ways that you can sponsor me and make that big difference:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Hopesitalianjob

http://www.justgiving.com/guru-singh2

text GURU67 with £amount (from £1 to £10) to 70070

Sponsorship forms are still available at Charnwood Pharmacy, Bloomin’ Marvellous, Dilip’s Multi Store, The Black Swan, The Crown, Ryatt’s Optometrist, Hall Croft Opticians, Janine Soars hairdresser at “Sheardesire” in Hall Croft, Rosebery Medical Centre, Rosebery Pharmacy, Forest Edge and Outwoods Surgeries, Bridge Street Medical Centre and Pedal Power in Loughborough. Don’t forget Livio of Livio’s Italian Restaurant is also collecting a voluntary £1 donation from his diners and promising to match it. The Black Swan is also raffling some quality wine donated by Naked Wines

Further information about Hope Against Cancer: http://www.hfcr.org