Still heading North

Sat on the train heading North from Inverness. As the miles fly by, all I can think of is having to cycle back !! Luckily the hills along the coast here don't look bad and the scenery is pretty amazing. Just need to get up to Wick.. stretch my legs for an hour and...

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And I’m off…

Finally off. The last few days have been painful.. not physically but mentally. Waiting for this moment. The train pulled out of Euston exactly on time.. and to say my cabin is small would be an understatement. But it's a bed for the night.. and after dinner (in the...

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It’s time

Oh balls ! The time has come.. about to leave work and head for the hills. Today i hit my fundraising target - am totally blown away! Never thought when i picked £10k as the target that i’d raise it.. was just a dream. Well now it all becomes a reality. 15 hours on...

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last day before i go…

Tomorrow it all starts.. ok with a long journey up to john O’Groats.. but it’s day zero - not turning back now. Packed last night.. then unpacked and repacked, attempting to cur the weight. Down to about 5kg a side on the panniers plus my handlebar bag. Was really...

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A few days to go…

It’s Monday of the week I go.. and starting to get nervous about it ! Big moments of wtf am i doing. Looked at the weather forecast and at the moment it’s not looking too good. First 3 or 4 days could be wet.. which to be honest is a complete nightmare. Have ordered...

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2 weeks today

Haven’t posted here in a while… work and life has somewhat got in the way. BUT.. have had a good few weeks training and today marks 2 week to go ! 2 weeks?? What have I got myself into???

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Bugger.. It’s Friday again !

OK.. it’s Friday afternoon ..  again ! Which basically means i’m another week closer to my ride. Haven’t really had the opportunity to get enough riding in this week, what with work and stuff at home. Have managed a couple of swims, will run tomorrow, and have a...

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This time next week…

Next Thursday, it’s a month to go before my ride. It’s getting scarily close, and at this point in time, i’m not sure i’m ready for it. I don’t mean the cycling part.. i think that will be ok. But it’s all the other stuff. My energy supplements arrived and weight a...

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Back on the bike… again !

After the mechanical problems of last week, picked the bike up yesterday and back on it today. Now the problem is the heat… boy it’s hot ! Just hoping that things cool down a bit for my ride..  not that I want it to be cold.. but 30 degrees for 10 hours of cycling a...

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Mechanical Failure !!

I thought Friday's were supposed to be a good day.. leading up to the weekend, the sun shining... but no. Today started badly. Awake at 4am.. then on the ride in, mechanical failure on the bike. The left crank arm came off !! Luckily i was only half a mile from work...

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