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.

Thursday 9 September 2010

Day 15: Penmaenpool - Rhayader

By far the hardest day's cycling in terms of vertical ascent - courtesy of the Sustrans cycle route number 8. Indeed, if you're weighed down with luggage (like our heroes!) this is a labour from hell.
After Dolgellau it was up, up, up, followed by repeated losses during the descents to Machynlleth, Llanindloes and Llangurig.
Best parts of the day? Views of the Llyn Clywedog reservoir and sightings of numerous birds of prey, primarily Red Kites. Robbo spotted 20 soaring above the valley outside Rhayader'

A well-earned pint outside George III hotel!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it's been a great trip so far..... you seem to be replacing the calories lost cycling with beer!

    Well done and good luck for the last few days!