What's it all about?

At the end of September 2012 I completed a cycle from Portsmouth 2 Penzance a total of 273 miles! raising money for Children In Need is the Plan. This was also be a personal challenge for me as I haven't been cycling in over 25 years and that was only for fun nothing serious. On top of that have a prolapsed disc, was 46 years old and at the start of 2012 a bit over weight, well lot over weight really, since then I've lost nearly 3 stone! So I opted to do the big one, John O'Groats 2 Lands End on May 6th 2013. The End 2 End or P2P (point to point, as it's sometimes called ) around 1000 miles! This time I had company, Colin, a friend from work, who has said he is as mad as I am and would like to come! This blog contains that story....This event is in memory of the sad passing of my mum on 17th of April this year having lost her fight with terminal Bowel Cancer.

I guess you'd call it the sequel, I have decided it would be just rude not to go back the other way!!! so May 2015, with a new friend, Pete and with Alan driving a support vehicle ( luxury) we plan the classic Lands End to John O'Groats, also known as LEJOG
. Mad ? yes I think we must be.

Me, Colin, Pete and Dave ( Team Jogle4bc )

Me, Colin, Pete and Dave ( Team Jogle4bc )

Cornish Climbs !!!

Just got back form a trip to Cornwall and thought I should take the bike to try out some hills!!!
We stayed at  Mawnan Smith, just outside Falmouth. There is a lovely costal road from there to Falmouth and around Pendennis Castle. this takes in a couple of lovely beaches Meanporth and Swanpool. There are also two 12% climbs each about 3/4's of a mile long on the way!!! So looping around the castle and back home was a 12 mile ride and meant I had to do the hills twice!!! (it was much worse coming back though)
still I did this twice in the week and did have to get off although I was blowing a bit and my legs were jelly.
So still some work to do before the IOW challenge on the 6th of May....
thanks again to you all for the sponsoring and your support