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Eating up the mountains

ALVECHURCH extreme cyclist Tim Roberts is back in training – this time for The Silk Road Mountain Race through Kyrgyzstan.
Tim completed the Tour Divide race from Canada to New Mexico in 2019 in just under 23 days, coming 34th out of 164 starters and raising £2,000 for charity.
The challenge of the 1,804km Silk Road is the 30,500 metres of climbing it involves.
“I am in the full flow of training now and building miles into my legs with two or three rides a week ranging from 50 to 100 miles on the bike I will be using,” Tim, aged 51, told The Village.
“You can never fully prepare for these sorts of things as I have a job and can’t ride every day, added Tim, of Roberts Bespoke Joinery in the village centre. “I expect to use 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day and fuelling is key.
“They say these events are an eating competition with a bit of cycling!”
Tim is again raising money for Cancer Research UK. You can find his Just Giving page at:

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