This weekend I'm sacrificing all my reading time by taking on a rather big challenge: I'm attempting to cycle 180 miles around London in a two-day event called MITIE London Revolution and will be covering it on my cycling blog, London Cycling Diary.
I know I don't normally talk about other things happening in my life outside of books on Reading Matters, but I'm making an exception this time because I'd really appreciate your help — and encouragement.
I've spent most of this week battling a flare up of my arthritis (after being in remission for about two years) and have been nursing a painfully stiff neck and shoulder, but I'm determined to give this weekend's challenge my best shot and would be very grateful if you would consider sponsoring me.
If you enjoy my reviews on Reading Matters and appreciate all the time and effort that goes in to running this blog on a day-to-day basis, please do consider putting aside the money you might usually spend on purchasing a book and donating it to Arthritis Research UK instead. No donation is too small — and all money goes direct to the charity.
You can find out more and make a donation by visiting my Virgin Money Fund-raising Page.
I'll let you know how it goes briefly on this blog, or check back on London Cycling Diary where I'll be publishing a full report on Monday — let's just hope I won't be doing it from a hospital bed!