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 Dave 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 )

Tough day

Just over two weeks to go and out for another 60 miles today. strong head wind in places and two punctures! legs feel like lead this evening. Getting a bit anxious about the cycle as it draws nearer !!! resting for two days now so hope that will aid recovery.....

Big thanks Garth at Vankru Performance Cycling

Big thanks to Garth at Vankru Performance Cycling: His help and knowledge has been fantastic in getting me and the bike set up as one. Anyone who thought that a professional bike fit wasn't worth it can be assured if you get it done properly it's well worth it and avoids all sorts of aches and pains and has definitely improved my performance and comfort. Please visit his site below , you wont regret it I promise http://www.vankru.com/

Saddle struggles

Still suffering in the longer rides with finding a saddle I can live with. have tried 5 or so now ( borrow loaned etc) even some which are quite expensive and I couldn't afford. Someone has recommended either the BROOKS B-17 N saddles or the SDG Ti FLY, way out of my price range but will take a look at them. I might see if either company can send one in way of sponsorship. I'm really getting worried now as the 60 miles has demonstrated how tough it's going to be without the right saddle. I  hope one of they they can help?

First 60 miler!

Tough day first 60 miler. Still completed and did it in 4hr 38 seconds so average speed 15mph , not too bad at all.