Monthly Archives: August 2011

Day 10 – Wick to JOG to finish and being a tourist

The minimum I needed to do today was 16 mile to JOG and return so thought I’d become a tourist to fill in rest of day. It was a lie in until 7-15 for 7-30 breakfast and when I was … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Black Isle to Wick – 93 miles – it was a battering cross/head wind

Well today I was winging it for a number of reasons -I hadn’t booked accommodation in Wick, hadn’t booked return train ticket and could I finish it off today a day earlier than I predicted?? I decided if the weather … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Fort William to Black Isles – 81 miles – the worst weather but a free lunch

Alarm set for 7 but the wind and rain battering the window made sure I woke up early in the youth Hostel. Down to the Italian restaurant for my porridge breakfast. Just as I was leaving the 2 lejoggers I … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Dumbarton to Fort William – 91 miles – I couldn’t have got this one more wrong!!

After yesterdays ‘off” day I was slightly concerned about today as it may only be 90 miles but includes the biggest climbs by far of the whole journey and it would be back to doing it on my own so … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Gretna to Dumbarton 105 (grueling) miles and 3 punctures in first 18 miles

Day started off well enough as Claire drove me and the bike down to the Gretna Gateway where I’d finished the night before. This time I was being met by Jed Woodhouse (from work) who was joining me for the … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Preston – Gretna Green 95 miles including Shap

After porridge and coffee (we learned our lesson yesterday) Elka (Darren’s wife) dropped Darren and I off back at the place on the route we’d left the bikes (where Darren works) – a huge thank you to Elka and Darren … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Shawbury to Preston 81– an unusually short day

Darren was woken rudely by the wood pigeons which I slept like a log through but I woke after another solid nights kip to find another glorious day. We were meeting another of Darrens work colleagues Simon Paul Williams from … Continue reading

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