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.
Training well that's the bad news , I still have a niggling 'pull' in the back of my right knee, which wont go away, although it has decreased dramatically since the fitting. The weather has really been a pain in the bottom, wet and cold not what I was expecting foir June! Still need to look at increasing the longer rides up to a 33 mile single ride on my days off ( did best time a few days ago 1:59mins avg speed 16.2mph and 1,552 ft elevation ) and doing 90 miles over 6 days when working. Really need to up the long rides on my days off. Maybe on my next set. One thing I need to sort though is the saddle can't quite find one I'm happy with at the moment have tried several but non that I've completely fallen in love with.
More news soon
Thanks again everyone