Post ride… Wednesday

It’s Wednesday .. a few days after finishing my ride. Physically i’m not doing too bad… the only lasting injury i have is a numb left hand. It seems it’s likely to be related to a trapped nerve and am hopeful that the osteopath will fix it (or at least attempt to fix...

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Day 9… made it !

Greetings from Lands End. Which means I made it.. the end of a long emotional physically draining mental journey. It's been a hard day. More than 7000 ft of climbing.. almost 100 miles.. and without the help of Andy & Mike and the boys i don't know if I would have...

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Day 8… hitting the wall

Today it rained.. again. So thats rain 7 out of 8 days so far. Hoping that the final day is dry for the finish... fingers crossed. But it has been a good day. 106 miles.. and feeling pretty good. Andy and Peter were complete stars.. and Graham joined us for a spell...

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Day 7… and it didn’t rain !

today was the first dry day I've had... and that made it a good day. Left Ludlow at 7.. and the three of us (me, Wiggy and Adrian) had a good run all the way to Monmouth. Good speed and good times. Was sad to say goodbye to them there but was grateful for their...

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Day 6

Another day of mixed events and emotions. Was out nice and early.. but then was struck with major mechanical issues - 2 punctures and a new tyre.. so 4 hours delayed. Finally got properly going about 10.30 and maxed good time... Had some help on the road today.. Wiggy...

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Day 5

Not sure where to start with today.. felt pretty good to start. And after a couple of decent stints with breakfast and snacks thrown in, made good time. But then after lunch had a rear puncture.. and wasted a couple of hours in Halfords. It was nice not having to do...

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Days 3 and 4

Apologies for not posting yesterday. But having had visitors for dinner, I was too knackered to write.. So yesterday.. Day 3. Fort William to Glasgow.. via Glencoe. Waking in the foothills of Ben Nevis, virtually in the clouds was pretty awesome. But it was raining.....

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Day 2. Rain !

Finished Day 2.. and the time wasn't too bad. Got lost in Fort William then the place I'm staying is miles up this road in the hills. But showered, watered.. and soon to be fed. Just before Inverness you cross the Black Isle.. which starts with a long slow uphill...

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Day 1.. Done !

Am settled into a slightly odd (and very empty) hotel at the end of Day 1. 96 miles in 9 or so hours. Am pretty tired. Started with a sun rise and no rain.. but as I plodded along, it alternated between sun and rain most of the day. Bloody pain in the arse ! And it's...

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The last supper…

Sitting here in the bar at the Seaview Hotel at John O'Groats, watching a grey sky. It rained on me cycling in... not much, but enough to worry me! But I can't change the weather, so it's onwards and south tomorrow. Treating my self to a slightly carb loaded dinner.....

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