Sunday, 30 August 2015

Howards Way

Howard and Tom are cycling from Lands End to John O Groats.

Howard, a keen runner, says his favourite part of the journey so far was having photos taken at Lands End on a misty day. Toms favourite part has been the Cheddar Gorge.

The worst parts of the journey have been - riding through Dartmoor in the pouring rain, and, a nine hour journey through the winding roads and steep hills of Cornwall, the 50 mile journey took them 9 hours to complete.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Andrew and Ben

Father and son team Andrew and Ben are cycling from John O Groats to Lands End hoping to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

The pair usually ride the London to Brighton night ride, but this year Andrew fancied a change and decided to achieve his ambition of cycling the country from end to end. He volunteered his son for the task also.

The pair will be taking the scenic route today through the Lake District.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Early One Morning

Brendan (on the left) is cycling today from Gretna Green to Hornsey in East Yorkshire, a distance of around 165 miles.

His father is tagging along as support driver.
Brendan was a bit too early for breakfast, as his journey began at 4.30 in the morning.

His father however had breakfast at 7.30 so he took Brendan a couple of bacon rolls.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Thumbs up for Clive.

Clive and Diane are holidaying in the Orkney Islands.

Diane is travelling by car and doing a bit of sightseeing on the way and Clive is cycling from their home in Shropshire.

Yesterdays journey took him from Kendal to Gretna Green in glorious sunshine.

If all goes to plan Clive and Diane will sail to the Orkneys on Saturday.

I think my thumb may have got in the way of the picture.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Picture perfect

Swee and Gail, from Australia, are travelling from John O Groats to Lands End by foot, cycle and boat.

Most of the journey will be on foot, but the last two days have been spent cycling.

The pair are treating the trek as a holiday and so are averaging only around 16 miles a day.

The west highland way has been their highlight of the jorney so far.

Swee is a keen photographer and pictures of their adventure can be found on Picasa.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

And Lucy came too.

Susan Thorne is cycling further than any of our previous guests.

She started her journey 4 months ago from Meridian in the Heart of England and is cycling the coast of Britain, approximately 7,000 miles.

Accompanied by her trusty mascot Lucy, their adventures can be found on Susan's blog.

Her favourite part of the journey so far has been the Welsh coast where the roads were well signed and traffic free.

Susan is also supporting Birmingham St Marys Hospice with donations collected en route.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Fern and Sarah bite back.

Fern and Sarah are cycling from John O Groats to Lands End, along with support driver Tristan, raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Yesterdays journey took them from the village of Carsphairn to here in Gretna Green.

The highlight of the journey so far has been to conquer a large hill near Inverary, spurred on by Ferns optimism.

The lowpoint has been the discovery of midges (A small fly, common in Scotland, with a taste for human blood).

Friday, 10 July 2015

At leisure.

Christine from Glasgow was last nights visitor.
She is cycling from Lands End to John O Groats, just for fun, at a fairly leisurely pace,  having started her journey 10 days ago.

Her journey yesterday took her from Tebay to Gretna Green. She hopes to be in her home city of Glasgow in the next two days.

The lowpoint of her journey so far has been an excursion into the Pennines, where the hill were very steep.