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We began the 1050 mile marathon at John o' Groats on Thursday 26 August 2010, aiming to complete the journey in less than four weeks. Indeed, we finished at Lands End on Friday 17th September - despite some extremely wet weather, mechanical problems and  physical issues along the way.



We are still raising money for Marie Curie Hospices: please give generously at www.justgiving.com/jogle-thelongway Or, you can buy one of the limited edition pin badges, suggested minimum donation £2. Contact Mark 0n 0044 7834 539685 or at mark.stokes59@btinternet.com to buy a badge.  As is always the case in our events, all of the money sponsored goes to the charity concerned.  We treat the 'ordeal' as a holiday(!) which we pay for out of our own pockets.







Saturday, 11 September 2010

Day 17: Hay-on-Wye to Wrington

After Friday's deluge, it was still raining when the boys said goodbye to 'father figure' Ron Stokes and left Hay-on-Wye. Luckily, the rain soon stopped and 25 miles later in Abergavenny the sun was out and the
roads were dry. An easy ride to Usk followed by a hard slog to Chepstow before crossing the Severn Bridge into England. However, the industrial estates around Severn Beach were all but never ending in
the ride towards the Avonmouth Bridge (yes, cyclists cross alongside motor vehicles on the M5 crossing). A final 15 mile ride to the Somerset village of Wrington and the home of friends Lee and Dave Thorneywork. At 8pm this was the latest finishing to date.

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