Friday, 29 July 2016

Gone Bananas

Aiden and Peter arrived a few days back but Ive only just got around to putting them on my blog.

They are cycling from John O Groats to Lands End in around 9 days cycling over 100 miles every day.

Their favourite part of the journey so far has been the highlands where they said the scenery was breathtaking.

From Gretna Green they were cycling to Darwen which is approximately 120 miles.

As with most of the cyclists we get staying they helped themselves to all our bananas for their journey.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Its a doddle

Six years ago Tom Yuska cycled 4,700 miles across America in 87 days. He did the whole trip unaccompanied. So the mere thousand miles from Lands End to John O Groats should seem a doddle. This time he is doing the journey with his daughter Ellen.
The highlights of the journey so far have been to view the panoramic landscapes of the Lake district from high viewpoints and then enjoy the ride downhill. The worst part of the journey has been Cornwall, where the ups and downs and winding roads was a gruelling task.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Pedal for Parkinsons

Russell and Hillary Harrison are cycling from John O Groats to Lands End, fundraising for Parkinsons Disease.

Their journey began 11 days ago and the couple have decided to take the journey in easy stages so they can enjoy the experience, although two days ago they cycled 66 miles.

Today they travel to Penrith before their gruelling climb over Shap.

Details of Russell and Hillarys adventure can be found on their facebook page.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Peaky Blinders

Our first John o Groats to Lands End travellers arrived last night.

Chris Cottam is walking from John O Groats to Lands End and also climbing the 3 peaks (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) with his wife Hazel as support driver.

Chris is raising money for 3 charities Breast Cancer UK,  Cure Leukaemia and Holt School Trust.

The walk began on April 15th and will end on June 15th. He is tackling each of the mountains on sundays so that anyone wishing to join him in the climb can turn up without having to take a day off work.

Details of Chris's journey can be found on his website.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Bike back home

It was John Vickers first trip to Scotland, so he decided to add to the experience by cycling back home to Southampton.

He began his journey a few days ago from Inverness. The weather has been wonderful so there have been no problems so far.

His favourite part of the journey so far has been the Caingorms. The mountains were hard work but very beautiful.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Bristol to Edinburgh

Peter is cycling from Bristol to Edinburgh to see his daughter, his arrival should coincide with his grandsons birthday.

He arrived yesterday with his wife, Linda, who has been travelling by car for the past few days.
The highlights of Peters journey has been  to meet with his wife on the third day, after travelling alone and sleeping in a tent for the first two days. He also enjoyed the downhill journey from the top of Shap.

Today the pair went their separate ways, Linda back to Bristol and Peter onward toward Edinburgh.

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.