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'middle aged' cyclist from North East aiming to do the LEJOG in August 2011

Day zero – getting to Lands End

Well the adventure started when I bid farewell to my family and I headed over to Newcastle Central Station to catch my first class travel with Cross Country trains at 10:44am leaving spot on time. Once I got past the … Continue reading

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Last day before my BIG adventure, some final thoughts…

I keep saying to my wife “it’s a long way you know?” and she looks at me as if it to say … YES!!! I recently realised that this is the biggest adventure I’ll have ever undertaken by a long … Continue reading

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Less than one week to go…

Well, that’s it, the hard training is now over, I can only hope I’ve done enough – I certainly think I have although I still have a nagging doubt that my daily schedule might be a tad ambitious although I … Continue reading

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The ups and downs of LeJog preparation…

Well, it had to happen, things were going swimmingly in training … until last week 😦 I’ve suffered with asthma all my life and it’s always just once a year with either dry air or hay fever triggering it off. … Continue reading

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How did this happen???

It doesn’t seem like 5 mins ago that I was thinking, 4 months to go, time for some serious training and time to lose some of this weight (so I don’t have to lug any more than necessary over the … Continue reading

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An app, a helmet, paper map and more hilly miles

Well, I’ve been looking for an app for my iphone that could update in a live’ish way but without absolutely hammering the battery life. Hopefully anyone that’s interested in my progress will be able to keep check once I publish … Continue reading

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The mileage is starting to stack up now…

Well, all these half day holidays are meaning I’m starting to ramp up some serious mileages (whilst still keeping the family happy). The 3 main rides I did last week netted almost 250 miles between them including some tough hills. … Continue reading

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