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.

Friday 17 September 2010

Day 23: Final Day, St Ives - Land's End

Day 23 began with a heavy shower over St Ives and west Cornwall.  Consequently, we delayed our departure for the final destination, Land's End using the time to sort a final night's BandB and the convoluted journey home by rail.

Yet even on this final day's cycling, with clear skies, a tail-wind much of the way and the luggage left in St Ives, it was a tiring ordeal. As is so often the case, this coastal route involved short descents into coves, followed by muscle aching climbs. Nevertheless, come 1455 hours we cruised into Land's End, 1,038 miles on the clock - more than 1,050 by close of day. Moreover, Land's End could never look better, a near calm Atlantic Ocean glistening in the sunlight and the Scilly Isles clearly visible on the distant horizon.

We posed to have our pictures professionally taken by the traditional directions signpost, had a pint of Betty Scoggs each and soaked up the view - on a day like this the best in the world.

Finally, the four mile ride to the open air cliff-side Minack Theatre for a Cornish Cream Tea in between performances of Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Gondoliers' by the Cambridge University Opera Society. Stuff the diet!

Many thanks to all who have sponsored us on-line. News came today that we have gone through the £1,000 marker and with some £1,500 of pin badge money still to come, we should excede the £2,500 target for Marie Curie Hospices. As always, all of the money sponsored goes to the charity. We treat the cycling marathon as a holiday (!) that we pay for out of our own pockets.

And thanks for reading.

Paul 'Robbo' Robinson and Mark 'Stokesy' Stokes

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