(actual date of post – 18 September)
Match six – vs Stoke City (home)
Total mileage 731.4 miles
Palace league record this season before I got my Contact a Family cycling shirt – played 2; lost 2 (no goals scored)
Palace league record this since since I got my Contact a Family cycling shirt – played 3, won 2, drawn 1 (seven goals scored)
Two successive wins and suddenly it’s all looking a lot more rosy for Palace, who now sit at the dizzy heights of 8th in the league. It was a great performance – with Andros Townsend and James McArthur particularly shining – though in truth Stoke were very poor and there for the beating.
As for the cycle ride – well, not much to say really: it was as straightforward as Palace’s victory. But it was nice to have an easy ride (and win) before back to back away games at Sunderland (the longest trip of the season) and Everton. I set off on Wednesday for Sunderland – if all goes to plan I get back the following Tuesday, and then set straight off again on Wednesday morning for the Everton match.