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thank you Eya for all the links.
a busy trip for Edward
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Sophie's own account of training for the diamond challenge. Adorable.
Sophie Wessex is 'fitter than ever' after training for a 450-mile charity bike ride | Daily Mail Online

We have a cycling nut in the family - so I bothered to look up the gear. Boardman was a gold medal winning UK cyclist who started his own bike company and, coming full circle, outfits not only the Countess, but 2016 UK gold medalists too. One of her training tops is from Spokes of Bagshot (and I love that name) and she may have picked them up as a sponsor?

Good on her!
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Sophie's own account of training for the diamond challenge. Adorable.
Sophie Wessex is 'fitter than ever' after training for a 450-mile charity bike ride | Daily Mail Online

We have a cycling nut in the family - so I bothered to look up the gear. Boardman was a gold medal winning UK cyclist who started his own bike company and, coming full circle, outfits not only the Countess, but 2016 UK gold medalists too. One of her training tops is from Spokes of Bagshot (and I love that name) and she may have picked them up as a sponsor?

Good on her!
HRH The Countess of Wessex: Press release regarding HRH's DofE Diamond Challenge: Monday 19th - Sunday 25th September 2016
HRH The Countess of Wessex: Blood, sweat and tears - Sophie writes about her training for palace-to-palace 450 miles charity ride
Countess of Wessex gets on her bike for palace-to-palace 450 miles charity ride - ITV News

Sophie's Just Giving page is at 92,811 so far:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraisi...tess-of-Wessex
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Well done to Sophie! There was a short feature about her bike read on the news about an hour ago (BBC). It's nice to see her raising money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and also that she posted on her Just Giving page, too. I wonder if she submitted the photos as well.
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Sophie gets on her bike for 445 mile charity ride | Daily Mail Online
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Fabulous Sophie just in awe of her
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Fabulous Sophie just in awe of her
Me too! She is also setting such a wonderful example.
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Yes, amazing effort and determination shown by the Countess! This is why she is my favourite member of the BRF. Not to mention the physical and psychological benefits she will no doubt experience herself. I will follow this closely and hope she stays fit and injury free during the trip.


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Edward did A LOT of engagements in South America. I'm glad he attended some of the Paralympic's and supported the Brits.

I am so excited for Sophie's epic cycle ride and I look forward to seeing Philip and Edward send her off tomorrow! I hope she finishes and doesn't sustain too many injuries from falling off!
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Here's an additional gallery of sporty Sophie during her training session on September 15:


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Sophie embarked on her epic cycle ride this morning for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Countess of Wessex reveals the Duke of Edinburgh called her 'mad' ahead of 445-mile cycle from Scotland to London

Edward kisses her goodbye
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Typical commnet I would expect from Prince Philip!

I wish her good luck and I'm sure she will cut a fine figure!
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Sophie also gave an interview to Hello magazine where she mentions that her children were disappointed that they couldn't wave her off today but they will be there to welcome her back to Buckingham Palace. Bless them.
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The Countess of Wessex saddles up for 450 mile charity ride-
http://itnsourcenews.com/?SearchTerm...charity%20ride
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very nice cause.
This is a cool photo at the border of Scotland and England
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/d...fZq0dvIBJw.jpg
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Does anyone know if she is following the National Cycle Route 1 the whole way? She's plucky!
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I am not sure what route they're following.

I'm so pleased how much coverage Sophie is getting but I am disappointed that the day she arrives back at Buckingham Palace there will likely be no royal photographers apart from the WPA photographers; the rest will all be in Canada with the Cambridge's, as well all the royal reporters (Rebecca English etc.) Such a shame really as it's that moment that everyone wants to see - Sophie coming through the gates to her waiting family and friends and being proud of her.
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