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 )

The final piece and moving on

We'll it's been a while.... The few weeks rest has turned into quite a lot of months rest. The enthusiasm to get on the bike, with no longer a goal, drifted and the week's turned into months and half a stone in weight back on! No one can prepare you for the dip you take after completing such an achievement.
But now there's a plan...  next year  May 2015...the return trip Lands End 2 John O'Groats.. the sequel!! . In celebration of my first ride, I have had my very first Tattoo, the bike shape spells  JoGLE  ( of course John o"Groat Lands End 2013)  :-)