Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Ride - Day 12 (20th May '06)

Crossing the finish line at John O'Groats.

Well we did it! No one ever said that it would be easy and it wasn't. Riding a bike for five or six hours a day and crossing Dartmoor, the Lake District and the hills and mountains of Scotland is real biking. It is fair to say that your arse and your saddle get to know one another pretty well by the finish!

Today, we stopped briefly for a coffee in Thurso and then pushed on to John O' Groats. On arrival we gathered in the Seaview Hotel Bar for a wee dram. When all had arrived we cycled the short stretch to the finish as a group. Champagne and photos then a quick lunch and in to the mini bus for the 114 mile drive back to Inverness. All going out for a celebration meal tonight.

3 Comments:

At 10:08 pm, Blogger perrydyball said...

Nothing more to say than well done mate!

I've enjoyed updating this blog all through the event.

Enjoy tonight and I'll see you back in Sawbo on your return.

By the way - some bugger has dug up your front lawn whilst you've been away, and I saw a couple of crome plated caravans parking up there this morning! One of the occupants was asking if you wanted it tarmac'd!!

 
At 8:42 pm, Blogger Chris Moonbeams said...

Hi there, I was surfing the internet and I found your blog. I like the way how you have put it all together. I'll be coming back again.

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At 4:02 pm, Blogger kipperonabike said...

Well done Steve/Mark. I'm Lejogging solo & unsupported next month (depart Le on 9th July). Aiming to do 100mile days. Travelling ultra light and finding B&B on the way. Confident of my fitness level and equipment etc but still apprehensive about my route selection. Also a little annoyed that I've strained a calf muscle! Well done again, and I hope to soon be amongst the ranks of creditable LeJoggers.

 

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