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 Or, you can buy one of the limited edition pin badges, suggested minimum donation £2. Contact Mark 0n 0044 7834 539685 or at 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.

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Day 6 - today's update from Lochboisdale, South Uist.

The longest day in the saddle as our heroes (who are they kidding, ed.) cycle the 74 miles from Tarbert, the island capital of Harris, via North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist to Lochboisadale.

Gorgeous scenery (from the Machair and sand-dunes of South Harris to the tiny sea-lochs and causeways of Benbecula) and fantastic weather - apart from the south-easterly head-wind which has made this an especially hard day for cycling.

Unlike in Sutherland, no Peregrine Falcons seen today, but plenty of Curlews, Buzzards, Avocets and the full range of Gulls.

We loved this road sign - as we crossed the causeway from North Uist to Benbecula, Outer Hebrides.

Robbo trades in his trusty Dawes hybrid bike for something a little smaller
at Leverburgh ferry port, South Harris

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