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 )

Three Northern points

And so it begins........Colin arrived back at the hotel on the hire bike, a Raleigh hybrid, now affectionately known as the 'Raleigh Shopper'. So we set off to Dunnet Head, most Northerly, round to John O'Groats, most populated Northeasterly, not prepared to pay the cost of the official photo by the post, we got one taken for free by the harbor wall. Then we cycled up to Duncansby Head the true most Northeasterly point on the mainland. Total 34.72 miles
The 'stacks' you see below were at Duncansby Head to the South and looked spectacular, although couldn't really get close enough with the bikes as was a boggy field to cross.
So Colin's bike fully boxed up and Donald, the Hotel owner, has kindly offered to take it into Thurso for us tomorrow, as they don't collect parcels from here? Which was another headache solved by kindness. Colin's spirits lifted and thanks again to the support from you all. Tomorrow is 85 miles to Brora.......bring it on.

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