Thursday, 15 June 2017

Lock and Quay

Jim and his brother-in-law Simon are cycling from Lands End to John-O-Groats raising money for Mcmillan Cancer Support . The journey will take 15 days in total.

Much of the journey so far has been along canal towpaths, which has had many advantages and disadvantages. The big advantage was a scenic trafic free route, but the disadvantage was a slow bumpy route.

The pair are very much enjoying their journey and have found some excellent cafes on the way. Jim and Simons charity page can be found here
and you can read about their adventures on their facebook page.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Land of the Wind and Rain.

It has been several months since we have had any cyclists so last night we welcomed our first cyclists of 2017.

Arne Fagerlie and Rita Gundersen from Stovner in Norway travelled from Crawford in pouring wind and rain yesterday. They are cycling from John O Groats to Lands End.

The couples favourite part of the journey has been the stretch from Fort William to Oban. They are now hoping for better weather.

In a previous year Arne has travelled the length of Norway by foot.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Birthday Biker

Andrew Haines is cycling the whole of the coastal Britain. So far he has cycled approximately 3750 miles and is down to his final 300 miles, finishing in Liverpool in the next few days.

The journey was split into several stages so he would cycle for several days then take a few weeks off. The journey to date has taken around 59 cycling days.

His favourite area has been the south west of Scotland and has enjoyed meeting new people who took an interest in his cycling exploits.
Yesterday was also his birthday.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Stig

Stijn De Kesel is on a cycling holiday of Northern England and Scotland. He started 14 days ago from his home in Bruges and so far has visited Newcastle, Berwick, Bamburgh, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ayr, the Galloway Forest and Dumfries. His favourite place has been Edinburgh.

Today he leaves Scotland and heads towards the Lake District.

Stijn has mainly been staying in B&Bs, but also in youth hostels and a "bothie" (A basic accommodation found in remote mountainous regions provided free of charge).

Details of Stijn's journey can be found on his blog, which also includes a lot of photographs.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

A week off

Michael Davies is cycling from Lands End to John O Groats in just 9 days. He could only manage to get a week off work so  he is having to travel over 100 miles every day.

Despite the hectic schedule he has still taken a few detours to take in the sights of Dartmoor, the Cotswolds and the Yorkshire Dales.

His friend Robert is travelling with him as support driver.

Michael hopes to finish his quest on Sunday, then it is back to work on Monday.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Happy returns.

Martin and Michael are cycling from Lands End to John O Groats. It is Martins second visit to our Guesthouse. Michael was a bit too shy for the photograph.

The highlight of the journey so far has been the 85 mile journey to Windermere the day before yesterday. The worst part of the journey has been getting lost near Warrington where they had to share the busy roads with  lots of HGVs.

The pair enjoyed an early breakfast before heading towards Annan where Martin will be meeting his daughter.

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.