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.

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Day 14: Caernarfon to Penmaenpool. This has been a day of castles:

Caernarfon, Criccieth and Harlech. With Caernarfon Castle bathed in late summer sunshine, we followed the Welsh Highland Railway Sustrans route, before diverting to Criccieth.

A fine ice-cream and coffee at Cadwalladers with one of the best views in the world out to sea. Then on to Porthmadog, Criccieth and Barmouth.

Managed to just miss out on a heavy shower (sheltering with a coffee in a beach-side cafe), before crossing the Barmouth toll bridge and following the former railway line inland to Penmaenpool. Herons agogo in the estuary and a great hotel room in the former station - axed by Dr Beeching half a century ago. Paul reckons this has been our best day's cycling yet: he's right, but don't tell him!'

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