100 mile cycle – Alex and Rob


AOYS Alex 100 mile cycleThis painting celebrates a lot more than Alex’s first 100 mile bike ride (‘century’ in cycling lingo).   His first ride was 2 miles less than a year ago and that was a challenge! Before the 100 miler, the furthest he’d been was 58 miles.  I wanted to mark these in the painting, so included them, along with another significant milestone of Alex’s first cycle to work, on a signpost.  The signpost itself is based on one in Suffolk where Alex did all his cycling.

Alex trained up with the help of his friend and more experienced cyclist, Rob.  To mark this partnership, I included the symbols of both Alex and Rob’s businesses – Morris the seagull for Alex, and Regatta flags for Rob.  As a thank you for his help, Alex also commissioned a painting for Rob (below).  I made this identical (as much as you can do identical by hand!) to celebrate the shared endeavour.  Allthough if you look closely, you’ll see Morris holding a ‘thank you’ in his beak!

The 100 miler event was actually 103 miles, so this was the main focus of the painting.  It’s never easy cycling 100 miles, and the day itself was a bit rainy and windy, so I added a weather symbol at the end of the 103 miles to remind them of what they cycled through!  The medal shows the key stats from the ride.

Alex and Rob have already got their sights set on more challenges – next up is cycling 120 miles through the night from London to Suffolk – good luck guys – you’ve got a fantastic base to build on!
AOYS Rob 100 mile cycle

About Art Of Your Success

Sarah is the athlete and artist behind Art Of Your Success. She is a marathon runner with a PB of 3:00:04, and holds 4 world records. She also loves cycling, and has biked the whole Tour de France route.

Sarah enjoys using her experience to share as training tips, and also to make into stylish designs for you to use and enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “100 mile cycle – Alex and Rob

  • Alex Post author

    Thank you so much for my Art Of Your Success artwork..I love it! The more I look at it, the more points of detail I notice, which make me smile… It’s marvelous!

  • Rob Post author

    With huge delight I opened the wonderful certificate you had done. I must say, I was a little jealous of Alex’s on Facebook, but now I have my own – one very chuffed biker