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 )

Website crashes and all is lost !!

This site is for the JOGLE ride that took place in 2013.
The LEJOG 2015 ride did take place we all made it and I had a great website with lots of pictures etc Sadly this site totally crashed and was unable to get it all back !!!! Needless to say I was gutted. Therefore I have started a new site www.laidbackrider.co.uk . On the plus side we raised over £5500 for bowel cancer and I managed to get a prolapsed disc in return effectively unable to cycle for the last 18months or so... Well , I have finally been out on the bike! Only 15 miles but although a struggle it felt good to be back out.... Now all I need is another challenge... 

St Malo to Nice sounds nice :-)  I am looking at planning this epic ride through France and over a small hill called Mont Ventoux !!!

Here are links to the Instagram record of the LEJOG 2015 ride and other links I could find on Facebook. The rest of the site has all the adventures of the JOGLE 2013 ride... enjoy :-)