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 3 September 2010

Day 9 report

The Islay - Mull of Kintyre ferry took more than two hours, leaving us less than 35 minutes to cycle the six miles to the next ferry across to the Isle of Arran. We made it in the nick of time, the crew very kindly lowering the bow door to allow us passage!

A light lunch at Lochranza on Arran before starting the strenuous climb and 14 mile cycle ride to Brodick. The crossing to Ardrossan and Ayrshire marked our departure from the Inner Hebrides, accompanied by Fulmars, Dolphins and several Basking Sharks.

Finally, the 17 mile bike ride to Troon and the end of the Scottish section of our marathon.

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