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 )

First Booking confirmed

At least we have a spot confirmed for the first night. The Northern Sands Hotel
The important things for us in the consideration of the first B&B were:

1. Can they take our "bikes in a box" which we will post up a few days before we arrive?
2. Are they close to Dunnet Head? As we are now taking in the farthest North and South in our trip?
3. Are they in our budget?
4. Will they take two old blokes who have no idea what they've let themselves in for !

Well the answer to all was yes,  they have kindly given us a nice discount, will happily take in and store the bikes before we arrive and as for the blokes with no idea ... well i didn't tell them !

Map of where the hotel and key spots are