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 )

Bye Bye bikes.....

Well this evening the bike has been boxed up ready for collection on Tuesday. Can't believe it's nearly here and how exhausted I feel and I haven't even started yet.

 Both mine and Colin's bikes collected today....... Now the nervous wait for them to arrive in one piece on Friday!

Not Long now!!

Ok the time is fast approaching if you haven't sponsored us yet there is still time go to this link and please donate something and spread the word:


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Also I will be writing about the events at the end of each day on this blog On the 6th of May follow us via the first link below. First Pre day is a result of flying up a day earlier due to flight changes so we will have a little 30+ ride to take in all the Northern points of interest and back to the same Hotel. Then the long slog starts the next day. Please e-mail, message facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Jogle4bc)  us your words of wisdom to help us on our way.


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My Mum, who my dad was lucky enough to have shared 50 wonderful years of marriage with, sadly lost her fight with cancer and passed away yesterday. I would like to thank everyone for their love and support to all of us. The funeral will be held at 10am on Monday 29 April Mums wishes were for any considered donations to go to charity by supporting my bike ride from John O'Groats to Land's End in aid of Bowel Cancer:- You can do so via the link on this site Once again on behalf of us all thank you for you kind regards and best wishes XX Nic

Not long now....

Really only got two and a half weeks left of training left! Then it's a case of box the bike up and post it off to the starting hotel a few days ahead of us to make sure it gets there in time! Really getting quite nervous. I will list what I intend to take nearer the time, as have had a few requests about equipment etc. I did a 64 mile ride today with the new tyres on Michelin Lithion 2. I have to say so far been pretty impressed. They roll great and handled the gritty roads today very well, only time will tell. I went a slightly different route today to the left on the South Harting climb 9 road that leads to Chichester. I was having a conversation with a friend at work who said it is possibly a little less hard than going straight up. Well yes I guess it is, a little less steep, what he did forget to say though is it's nearly twice as long! That said the road is super smooth compared to the straight up climb. I then cut back through some single track lanes that were great, quite and beautiful views. These were where the tyres really got tested as there was quite a lot of gravel through the lanes. Well more pummelling tomorrow.... back soon

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