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 offered a full scottish I said yes as I had minimal cycling to do after all. After a few cups of tea and chatting to a delightful old Canadian lady I set off heading for JOG, easyish 16 mile. I topped the final hill (325ft) and from there it was a descent to the finish line where there were some Danish motor cyclists taking photos of each other at the post. I offered to take their group photo and they took mine as I lifted my bike above my head (and nearly put my back out forgetting how much it weighed). They asked where I’d come from and I replied Cornwall, they said “but you don’t have a motor”. Then I took a few snaps before heading to the Seaview hotel for a bite for lunch I headed off to have a look at the Castle of Mey (queen mothers house) and onward to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on UK mainland for some snaps before heading back to Wick. I was shocked to hear a fellow lejogger (Darren)  who I’d cycled with for a few days had been knocked off in a hit and run in Wick. Luckily he and the bike were ok and he also completed today – congratulations Darren Leen. A shower and off out to celebrate with a curry and a pint of Kingfisher 🙂

On a day off I still managed to clock up 58 miles.

Early night as I have a 6-20am train to catch.

I did 943 miles over 9 days and 1.5 hrs. Pedalling for a total of 77hrs and 6 mins of cycling with the longest daily distance of 114 miles and longest time in the saddle of 9hrs and 4 mins

Distance: 57.53 mi
Time: 4:59:31
Avg Speed: 11.5 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,556 ft
Calories: 1,609 C
Avg Temperature: 55.4 °F
Time: 4:59:31
Moving Time: 4:55:54
Elapsed Time: 7:38:30
Avg Speed: 11.5 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 11.7 mph
Max Speed: 27.6 mph
Avg HR: 110 bpm
Max HR: 136 bpm

 Day 10 route

 

About barneybear69

'middle aged' cyclist from North East aiming to do the LEJOG in August 2011
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2 Responses to Day 10 – Wick to JOG to finish and being a tourist

  1. Al mccann says:

    Just checking my Facebook history and spotted this. I need another challenge like this. Haven’t done one since. Hope you’re well Nigel. Al (the bloke on the train having also completed Lejog in 9 days! Happy days

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