Crash on route to work, snapped gear hanger, shredded pulley wheel, twisted chain and slight buckled rear wheel! Oh and the small matter of a twisted knee and back also not able making it to work. Rescued by my dear wife who is keeping the pain killers up, hot bath and has me lying down with raised leg with ice pack on the knee. Also she has gone out and got some spares for the bike, will see if I can repair it later as knee and back feeling a bit better now or the pain killers are fooling me! Feeling a bit battered and bruised but hope will be fit to cycle tomorrow if I keep up with ice and pain killers? More worried about the bike!
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.