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20240706 Mouldy Goes to Seville – MGS Session 095

Castilblanco

Folks,

Thank you for visiting the site where we aim to provide regular updates of the challenge Mouldy Goes to Seville

In earlier sessions we explained how we would simulate the cycle, you can read about it here

Todays route

The cycle route today was following the route from Puerto Del Rey to Castilblanco 

The direction of travel was running south along the Rio Guadlana

On this session we had climbed best part of 750 feet and remain at 1450 feet above sea level

Having skirted in and out of the autonomous regions of Castilla y León , Community of Madrid and Castilla–La Mancha we had now entered the region of Extremadura

The route, including the climbing had some similarities of the route from Santander and the R2L in 2017, up onto the Spanish plains. (Lovely memories of the R2L Team and beautiful country of Spain)

We enclose a screen shot/s from bkool application of routes/ sessions

Session 095 Route

Progress in this session

From Strava we enclose screen shots of what was achieved in this session

Relive the cycle

With the support of the Relive application, we can relive the cycle including the stunning scenery

Click here for video of todays cycle:

Today’s cycle

Prior to the cycle today during the past few weeks, I had experienced some challenges with pain and tension.

With medical advise received, determined that that rest would be my best friend and something that I would need to introduce and utilise accordingly.

With some challenges in recent days, I was relieved to be able to get back on the bike today and decided to try and achieve cycle greater than 60 minutes.

Allowing that I can review time on the bike in order to gauge reactions and determine next steps

The landscape in this session related to an initial long descent before 4 reasonable climbs, with gradients reaching 7.32 %

This cycle is all about gradually building myself up, with a focus on sustainability where we hope to avoid any major injury relapse. You can read more about the why here.

Today’s kit

Focusing on comfort and the fact that I am a big frame, tight lycra is currently not my friend.

Therefore I decided to wear something more comfortable from the Celtic shirt collection and plan to do so for the foreseeable future

Keeping with the theme of goalkeeper shirt’s, I wore the Black goalkeeper shirt from Season 2010 / 2011 by Nike

This brings back some positive memories following a trip to Hampden Park in May of 2011

The kit is pictured below with a pleasant backdrop of the green away long sleeved shirt and the yellow goalkeeper jersey also from same season 2010 / 2011 by Nike.

Kit = 2010 / 2011 – Celtic – Black – Goalkeeper shirt by Nike.

Progress to date = Mouldy Goes to Seville = Following actual GPX route – Sessions

  SessionsMiles cycled Feet climbed Minutes cycled
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The above sessions, miles, feet climbed and minutes relate to the “actual” progress being made by Mouldy as he goes to Seville, this is done by replicating and following the GPX route as taken by his friends when they Cycled to Seville in May 2023

Progress – Rehabilitation work prior to the starting cycle (End of July to September 2023)

Rehab SessionsRehab Miles MilesRehab Minutes
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The above sessions, miles and Minutes relate to rehabilitation work that we under went prior to commencing the main event, Mouldy goes to Seville cycle

Overall progress including Rehabilitation work:

Qty 129 Sessions

Qty 1132 Miles

Qty 5584 Minutes

Milestones:

Today, We passed a milestone of having completed 80 % of the challenge with over 800 miles cycled, and over 48,000 feet climbed and over 4100 minutes of cycling.

Overall Milestones:

From being very nervous about doing 10 minute cycles at end of July 2023 as part of the rehabilitation work, we are delighted to have commenced making dents into the Spanish Sector of “Mouldy Goes To Seville Cycle”

Special thanks to our Physio Mr Brian Scott for helping with the rehabilitation and ongoing support.

Remaining miles

Less than 200 miles to Estadio La Cartuja de Sevilla, Seville

Gallery

Charity projects

In 2009 I was able to help make first charity real cycling Project to help bringing Martin “Kano” home campaign, you can read about it here

In 2012, we had lovely memories of the 1254125 cycle from Brother Walfrid’s home, Ballymote in Sligo to Celtic Park

This also represented the first of many cycles on behalf of the Celtic FC Foundation throughout the years

With health challenges during past couple of years, we do not take it for granted that we will always be able to make large cycles.

Whilst this specific challenge had proved to be very difficult compared other cycles due to my recent health issues, I have a determination to complete my objectives

As one of the the key objectives of the project is to help raise awareness and funds for “Celtic FC Foundation

We also take this opportunity to thank everyone out there for their continued encouragement and support on this cycle and each of the cycles made during the past 15 years.

Please support my cycle by donating at www.justgiving.com/page/mouldygoestoseville

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