Saturday, 30 July 2011
Seventy year old Bill Atkinson from Merseyside puts the youngsters to shame. Not only has he already cycled from Lands End to John O' Groats but he is now walking back to Lands End. He is into his 4th week of walking and still going strong, with just a few minor aches and pains. After an early breakfast Bill was back on the road. He will be travelling through the lake district and the yorkshire dales and hopes to meet up with his wife in a few days time. Then onward to Lands End. Good luck Bill.
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Last nights visitors were Annabel and Rachel from Edinburgh., who are cycling from Dalbeatie in Dumfriesshire to Corbridge near Hexham where they will be staying with parents. So they chose Gretna Green as a half-way stopping off point. Their highlight of the journey so far - Gretna Green of course.
Saturday, 9 July 2011
Terry from St Albans is a spritely 72 year old who has already cycled from St Albans to John O' Groats he is now cycling back down to Whitehaven then going West to East to finish in Newcastle. Tommorrow Terry is heading to Siloth to the west of Carlisle when he hopes to meet up with an old friend he knew at university 53 years ago. Terry hopes to earn money for his favourite charity Open Doors.
Friday, 8 July 2011
Last nights visitors were stopping off on their way to take part in the Artimis Great Kindrochit Quadrathon at Loch Tay. Quite a tongue twister.
Charlie, Tim, Lorraine and John will be swimming almost a mile across Loch Tay. Followed by a run (or walk) across 7 Munro mountains (approx 15 miles). Then Kayaking to Ardtalnaig (7 miles). Finally cycleing around Loch Tay (34 miles). The clock is stopped when the competitor slices a melon with a sword.
The event requires a great deal of stamina, strength and fitness and is considered to be the toughest one day event in Scotland.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
In the photo are Brian, Pete, Jane and Mark, who are travelling LeJog to support several worthwhile charities taking with them two support drivers Diana and Ray. They are averaging about 50 miles a day and are now onto day 13 of the journey. The cyclists are enjoying getting fitter on the journey and they like the way that the scenery and the people change from county to county. They say that the roads and drivers of Somerset were the worst.
The charities they are supporting are Cancer Research, Alzheimer's Society and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Details of their journey can be found on Janes charity page.
As well as supporting charities they each support different football teams. Mark Ipswich, Pete York, Brian Wolves, Jane Notts Forest, Diane Arsenal and Ray is a man of taste who supports Huddersfield Town.
Todays weather forecasts showers. Lets hope they dont get too wet. Next stop Sanquhar.