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.
So a recap:
6/5/13 Staying at Northern Sands ( Arrival day) Dunnet
7/5/13 Staying at Inverbrora ( First day of ride)
8/5/13 Staying at The Bank House Fort Augustus
9/5/13 Staying at Strathfillan House Tyndrum
10/5/13 Staying at Free night at my sisters in Irvine
11/5/13 Staying at Premmier Inn Carlisle
12/5/13 Staying at Free night at Colins mum's in Blackburn
13/5/13 Staying at Free night at Eileen's (Auntie-in-Law if there is such a thing) in Nantwich
14/5/13 Staying at Abbey Hotel Tewkesbury
15/5/13 Staying at The Oak House Cheddar
16/5/13 Staying at The Knot Garden Great Torrington
17/5/13 Staying at Free night at Tina's (Mummy-in-Law) Mawnan Smith
18/5/13 Arrival at Lands End , via the Lizard, if all goes to plan!