Christmas Carols for the Fiona Strong Memorial Fund - 7pm, Thursday 6th December - St Mary's Church in Battersea, with drinks to follow at the Duke of Cambridge Hello everyone! It's been a while... Unfortunately we* don't have any epic cycling antics to report and it is fair to say that we** are looking forward … Continue reading The carols are back!
Friday 31st August 2018 - our final day of LEJOG and our thirteenth consecutive day of riding our bikes - was probably our favourite day of cycling ever. Despite a chilly start and knowing that we had the second and third biggest climbs of Roy’s route to come during the day (the first being Shap … Continue reading Day 13 – The Last Leg, from Golspie to John o Groats
70 miles Our penultimate day in the saddle (for LEJOG rather than forever - we weren’t always sure but Abbie has confirmed that she won’t be throwing her bike off the edge of Scotland tomorrow) had all the ingredients of a corker, and did not disappoint. After a breakfast of bacon sandwiches made by Lorraine … Continue reading Day 12 – Inverness to Golspie (penultimate day!)
83 miles Giant Scottish hills Some of our devoted readers may have noted from the day ten blog that the leg from Edinburgh to Pitlochry marked a rather challenging point in our journey. None of our body parts seemed to warm-up, the hills seemed relentless and no amount of chamois cream or excruciatingly high-tech bib … Continue reading Day 11 – Pitlochry to just outside Inverness
65 (long) miles. We. Hate. Hills. Even beautiful Scottish hills (mountains?!) that take your breath away (quite literally in our case). *ALL* hills are the enemy today - the day that our legs threatened to give up. That pretty much sums up LEJOG day 10 and is all our chafed and wind burnt bodies can … Continue reading Day 10 – Edinburgh to Pitlochry
Days 8 (Kendal to Lockerbie - 85 miles and 4,900 ft of climbing) and 9 (Lockerbie to Edinburgh - 74 miles and 2,800 ft climbing) Day 8 started with a certain amount of trepidation as it dawned on Clive (Fi’s Dad), James (Abbie’s husband) and Alex (Abbie’s brother in law) that they’d opted into one … Continue reading Days 8 & 9
65 miles (& not too hilly, until Cumbria) Day seven marked the mid-point of our journey from Lands End to John O Groats and was as action-packed as they come. Whilst not quite as good as in Tewkesbury, our second morning at a Spoons with rooms still started pretty well. Breakfast was on the table … Continue reading Day 7 – Wigan to Kendal