Cycle Slam update from the first week
May 3, 2012
The Cycle Slam kicked off last week and we have been inundated with stories of the cyclists journey.
Alex Whitelaw, one of the PizzaExpress team, filled us in on some of the events that took place.
“The first day started with Lawrence Dallaglio and Freddie Flintoff being presented with an olive tree by the Mayor of Olympia. The 170km ride was exhausting but rather eventful, especially with Freddie getting his team lost twice.
With a 6.30am start on the second day, we were greeted with the news that Lee Dixon was to replace Graeme Le Saux as leader for their group. Unfortunately this didn’t deter Graeme as he led the group to the end. All rather confusing.
Freddie organised some entertainment for Lawrence and the group that evening – some local traditional Greek dancers. The best part was that Freddie couldn’t resist adding some breakdance moves to assist the dancers.
We were lucky enough to sleep in to 8.30am on the third day. The day included another meeting with a local Mayor for Lawrence and Freddie – A daily occurrence it would seem.
The remainder of the week involved more climbing of hills, pit stops at the local, angry dogs attempting to jump into bike spokes and stunning scenery.
The final day of the first week quickly arrived and we were all feeling the distance. Steve Easterbrook, PizzaExpress CEO, couldn’t resist catching a lift towards the end of the day. By ‘lift’, I mean holding on to the back of the Discovery Channel truck. I probably shouldn’t have said that!”
Don’t forget that you can still donate at the Cycle Slam website or buy purchasing an American Hot at any PizzaExpress restaurant – a discretionary 25p will be donated on your behalf.
Lawrence Dallaglio’s fundraiser, the ‘Dallaglio Flintoff Cycle Slam 2012′, raises funds for cancer research and children’s rehabilitation projects.