Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dash across the country.

Yesterday saw the arrival of David, Ali and Dash. David Swinburne is cycling from lands Ends to John O Groats, with his wife Ali as the support driver and their dog "Dash" for company.
Yesterday David cycled up from Kirby Lonsdale and said that it was one of the most perfect and challenging day so far.
Todays journey is day 9 of 14 and will take the trio to New Cumnock.
After finishing their journey to John O Groats David and Ali hope to take on the arduous Bealach Na Ba (A historic twisting mountain pass in the Scottish Highlands).

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Guten Morgen

Last nights visitors were Martin, Sigrid and Christiana who all come from different parts of Southern Germany.

They arrived in England two days ago and spent the previous night in Hexham. The group have a general idea of the route they would like to travel, but at present are about 50 miles behind schedule.

The trio woke to a beautiful sunny morning and after an early breakfast they rode off to enjoy the rest of their holiday.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Who ya gonna call.

Lionel Duboir is cycling just for fun from Lands End to John O Groats. Its his first attempt at Lejog and the weather so far has been in his favour.

Unfortunately yesterday Lionel left his mobile phone (a vital tool when youre a big name in the financial sector) in a pub in Kendal so he used our landline to phone his girlfriend back in London.

The highlight of his journey so far has been a detour through the beautiful Shropshire hills.

Today he will be cycling on to Stair in Ayreshire and then taking the scenic route across the Isle of Arran.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Team Pie

Jayne and David Hall cycled from Egremont in Cumbria on Saturday and have spent the last 2 nights here in Gretna Green.

Jayne and David were using the weekend to train for the London Revolution (a 185 mile, 2 day cycle challenge around the outskirts of London). As the couple didnt quite make Team Sky, they decided to represent Team Pie instead.

Yesterday they explored some the wonders of Dumfries and Galloway visiting Caerlaverock Castle. Today was an early start for their cycle home following route 72 to Egremont.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cycle Holiday

Yesterdays visitor was Dicky Doran, our first cyclist visitor of the year,  who works for the YHA in Keswick. Dicky has been enjoying a few days camping and cycling holiday in Castle Douglas and used Gretna Green as a stop off point on the way back. He thought he would treat himself to the luxury of a bed and breakfast after spending most of the week in a tent.  Todays weather is very good so Dicky will be exploring some of the Solway coast before heading home.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Chilly start

Jamie Milne is running the length of Scotland unnassited carrying a backpack.

Jamie arrived in Britain last night from Kuwait and began his run early this morning in frosty conditions.

Jamie is running on behalf of Many Miles for Mary  which is a charity established by New Zealander Jamie in 2009, and takes on challenges to support various charities around the world.

The run will see him take on the equivalent of 2 marathons every day and will be his fifth feat of endurance.

Daily updates can be found on his facebook page.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Sailing Off

Last nights visitor was Michael Lowe who is cycling just for fun from Edinburgh to Wolverhampton, where he will meet up with friends for a boating holiday.

Todays journey will take him down to Garstang near Preston.

The highlight of his trek so far has been seeing the "Devils Beeftub" near Moffat. This is a dramatic 500ft deep hollow formed by four hills. It was used in the past by the Border Reivers to hide stolen cattle.

Happy boating Michael.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

South East to North West

Last nights visitors Steve Kinsella and Derek Gould are cycling from Dover to Cape Wrath. They left Dover on August 28th and should be arriving in Cape Wrath on September 16th.

They have already taken in the sights of Cambridge, Lincoln and York, but the highlight of their journey so far has been to have a meal at Britains highest inn, the Tan Hill Inn, where the wind was howling outside.

They also plan to have rest days on the Isles of Arran and Skye.