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.

Monday 6 September 2010

Day 12

After yesterday's 71 mile cycle ride from Belfast to Blackrock (the last 30 in pouring rain), today we'd hoped for some better weather. Some hope! A fantastic and cheap B&B in Blackrock .... but outside a gale was howling.
After a great Irish breakfast, we delayed our departure till 12 noon in the hope the rain would pass.... As if! There followed the worst day's cycling either of us has ever experienced!
Fifty-four miles to Dublin in torrential rain and with the joy of a gale-force head-wind. Moreover, as we entered the capital there was so much surface water in places we were aqua-planing ... a novelty on a bike!
Hollyhead to Caernarfon tomorrow. Can it get any worse?!

1 comment:

  1. Told you you should have taken a back up car (and cheated a bit!!)