What's it all about?

At the end of September 2012 I completed a cycle from Portsmouth 2 Penzance a total of 273 miles! raising money for Children In Need is the Plan. This was also be a personal challenge for me as I haven't been cycling in over 25 years and that was only for fun nothing serious. On top of that have a prolapsed disc, was 46 years old and at the start of 2012 a bit over weight, well lot over weight really, since then I've lost nearly 3 stone! So I opted to do the big one, John O'Groats 2 Lands End on May 6th 2013. The End 2 End or P2P (point to point, as it's sometimes called ) around 1000 miles! This time I had company, Colin, a friend from work, who has said he is as mad as I am and would like to come! This blog contains that story....This event is in memory of the sad passing of my mum on 17th of April this year having lost her fight with terminal Bowel Cancer.

I guess you'd call it the sequel, I have decided it would be just rude not to go back the other way!!! so May 2015, with a new friend, Pete and with Alan driving a support vehicle ( luxury) we plan the classic Lands End to John O'Groats, also known as LEJOG
. Mad ? yes I think we must be.

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New Route....Phew !

Well I thought it was time to up my route to over 30 miles from the 24 miles loop I had been training on. So I looked at the map and thought , if I go a bit further and take that road I can cut through to there and get back home that way. Seamed fine on the map and all was well till I arrived at Hayden lane, Warnford. This was the biggest hill I had yet tackled over 200m high and went on for miles...... well maybe a mile and a half or so. All I know is when I got to the top I thought I was going to die !!!! It was hard but the view was amazing and the weather was fab.
Off to Cornwall next week and taking the bike with me for a bit of training..... I'm sure there are plenty more hills there to tackle.
Cheers
Nic

Distance: 32.43
Total time: 2:11:29
Active time: 2:0:16
Idle time: 0:11:13
Average speed: 16.18
AVS gross: 14.80
Max speed: 36.35
Total uphill: 2477
Total downhill: -2460
Track taken by Move! Bike Computer

Michelin Tyres

Those excellent folk at Michelin have kindly sent me a set of tyres in way of sponsorship! I can only say I'm extremely grateful. As for the tyres they are fantastic a marked improvement over the standard ones I had, at least 1-2 MPH faster on the flat, to me thats quite a bit.
Did my normal 25 mile circuit today which was a couple of minutes faster than before so that was great. Clocked 40 MPH download! now that was quite scary.
Please support my cause and pop a few quid in the link for Children in Need.
Nic