Friday, 24 September 2010

Now theres devotion.

Neil Brewer, who hails from Edinburgh, cycled the 110 miles from Preston yesterday in the wind and rain and arrived absolutely soaked.
We managed to dry his things overnight, so with the weather much better today his journey to his hometown of Edinburgh should be less painful. Hes looking forward to getting there because hes missing his kids.
Neil is cycling to raise money for devotion.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Alan and Chris

Last nights visitors were Alan Bond and Chris Dodd who hail from the Manchester area.
This is Chris and Alans first go at LEJOG and are raising money for Motor Neurone Disease.
Their highlight of the journey so far has been their epic battle against the elements crossing the River Severn into Wales
Todays weather started off a little drizzly as they cycled into the wide blue yonder.
Details of their plight can be found here
and their charity here

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Pop star and family

I was mowing the lawn when I noticed a cyclist across the road hopping about and clutching his leg.
Being a good samaritan I invited him and his friend over for coffee and biscuits.
One of them turned out to be the bass player from Kasabian no less.
Jason and Chris Edwards (brothers) are cycling Lands End to John O Groats to raise money for the teenage cancer trust. With dad along as support driver.
This is their first attempt at lejog and so far things are going well, apart from the odd stomach bug and high winds over Shap.
More info can be found at

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Who needs a bike

Long distance walker Rod Cooper was last nights visitor.
Rod is walking between Lymington on the south coast to Edinburgh.
Rod says the highlights of his walk have been the new forest and the pennine way and crossing the border. He cant believe his luck at having good weather for most of the journey.
He decided to do the walk after retiring and having more time on his hands.
Next stop Ecclefechan. Good luck Rod.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Father and Son

Three Lejog visitors last night from the Isle of Man. These were David and Oliver Dean (father and son) and Wayne Hargrave, who was their support driver towing all the spares in a horse van.
David who has completed the journey before said the lowlight was having to squeeze out their socks and gloves after an arduous first day.
The photo is Oliver (the other two had disappeared before I had chance to take a photo). Oliver is raising money for the Pakistan flood appeal
The trio were last seen heading towards Ardrossan for the ferry to Arran.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Late night visitors

It was 10 o clock at night and I was on my way back from the takeaway with a pizza. I spotted these two reading a map so I asked if they needed a room for the night (touting for business as usual).
This is Richard and Jamies first attempt at cycling end to end (John o Groats to Lands End) and hope to reach Manchester tonight. They are cycling just for fun but the cheeky young lads still wanted sponsoring.
The weather looks good today so heres wishing them the best of luck.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Just blown in

Yesterdays solo cyclist was Rob Godman, a Composer and Senior Lecturer from Hertfordshire.
Our first John O Groats to Lands End traveller. Rob was originally cycling with his friend John Thorpe who has now completed the journey. Rob however had to break the journey and is now travelling alone.
Rob cycled from Glasgow to Gretna Green through high winds and rain and is hoping to reach Liverpool tonight in similar conditions.
Rob and John are seeking donations for Great Ormonds Street Hospital and the Hospice of St Francis.
More details can be found at the following sites.
Good luck Rob. Hope the weather improves.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Trek 5. The search for spoke.

Yesterdays happy trekers were Tim Ralph and Luke Lengiewicz who hail from Harrogate.
Tim and Luke are raising money for Henshaws Society for Blind People.
Luke was on the look out for a cycle shop to repair a broken spoke. So they will be stopping off in Dumfries which has a good selection of cycle shops.
Like most cyclists they said the hardest part of the journey was through cornwall where they were burning off over 7000 calories a day (according to the monitor). A good way to stay slim.
More information can be found on the following sites.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Yum Yum

Yesterdays visitors were Andrew Philip and Philippa who made the journey from cumbria in light showers.
The trio enjoyed a hearty meal of quiche, jacket potatoes and salad followed by choice of cheesecake or apple crumble (yum yum) before retiring for the night.
They were joined next morning by Chris (far right) for the rest of the journey.
The charities being collected for are RNLI and a school in Ethiopia.
All the best for the rest of the journey.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Just for fun

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far and the days happy adventurer was Julian Holdsworth who had made the trip up from Kirby Lonsdale. Todays journey will take him along to Ardrossan for the ferry to Arran, stopping to see friends in Thornhill along the way. With temperatures even higher today it should be quite a trek.
With his well worn cicerone guide to show him the way we wish Julian all the best for the rest of his trip.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Our First LeJog Cyclist

Our first end-to-end cyclist arrived yesterday. Cycling from Lands End to John 'O Groats.
Lone cyclist, and nice chap, Ian Broughton from Bristol started his journey on the 1st of May, so he has been on the road for a week with another 5 days to go.
Yesterdays journey took him from Kendal to here at Gretna Green. He was heading directly into strong winds over the high ground at Shap. Lets hope that todays journey to Lanark is a little better. Good luck for the rest of the trip.
Ian is raising money for cancer research. Visit his webpage at

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Our First Cyclists

Our first cyclists. Lloyd and Karen Best. Travelling east to west rather than north to south and following the scottish border from Berwick to Gretna. So its good luck to them for their journey back again. Lloyd and Karen are keen cyclists who undertook lands end to john o groats last year. They enjoyed yesterdays journey through the border towns and said the roads were nice and quiet. The weather is good for the journey back where they will pick up their car in Berwick.