The Team Honk Relay will see a total of around 200 bloggers and their families join in to take a baton from Land's End to John O Groats. In total the relay has raised over £22,000 for Sport Relief so far, and there are another 2 weeks before it reaches it's final destination.
We weren't originally down to do anything, and stepped in only a couple of weeks ago to help some friends who could and couldn't be there today, and I'm so glad we did. It was a fantastic opportunity to get the children out in the fresh air and it was a really gorgeous day for it!
My other half hadn't been back on his bike since contracting Meningitis last July, but we checked with his back specialist and as long as he doesn't suffer or do more than an hour he was given the go ahead. From that day onwards my partner has been out on his bike 'training' every day and he was determined to put on a good show for Sport Relief - and he did.
The baton started it's day with Karen from Grumpyishmum, who delivered it to Jen from MyMummiesPennies. We met up with Jen and family near Giant's Seat - fabulously dressed as the characters from Room On A Broom. They'd walked miles and started very early for a Sunday morning, they did fantastically.
We split up and off I went in the car with the boys, and my partner set off by bike....baton firmly attached!
Half an hour later and the boys and I met up with Pippa from RedRoseMummy and Sim from Simslifeblog , only a 10 minute wait before my partner was there too - complete with mud and grazes where he'd fallen off his bike. Thankfully avoiding landing in the canal....
Hand over done, and it was time to go home. I'm really proud that my family have been a part of such a great event, it was fantastic fun and the money raised goes to great causes.
We didn't actually raise a lot of money ourselves, but without taking part we wouldn't have found out that cycling doesn't hurt my partner as much as walking, so it's paid us back tenfold. He insisted on cycling to the rendezvous point, so in total he managed 8.8 miles today, which is far more than we'd have ever dreamed 2 weeks, 2 months or 6 months ago and a truly brilliant thing.
If you would like to donate to Sport Relief to help charities in the UK and in Africa, the Just Giving page for Manchester Team Honk is here.
You can follow the remaining action on Twitter @Team_Honk