Wednesday, 12 March 2014

94 Days to go

94 days.

That's double figures.

That's like really close.

OK, blog fan(s) we have some more news for our up and coming ride. The route. The proposed route, including link to the garmin map is as follows...

Day 1 Lands End to Bodmin map
Day 2 Bodmin to Tiverton map
Day 3 Tiverton to Bristol map
Day 4 Bristol to Ludlow map
Day 5 Ludlow to Northwich map
Day 6 Northwich to Kendal map
Day 7 Kendal to Dumfries map
Day 8 Dumfries to Ardrossan map
Day 9 Ardrossan to Oban map
Day 10 Oban to Drumnadrochit map
Day 11 Drumnardochit to Altnahara map
Day 12 Altnahara to John O'Groats map

There is some "fine-tuning" going on, but that's roughly the route we are taking. How real does it become when you've got it all mapped out in front of you?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

102 days to go...

So much can happen in such a short period of time.

Well the fundraising is starting to kick in and the response has been phenomenal. At time of writing we are sitting at £715 without gift aid.


Initially we set a target of £1007 - that is the number of miles that we are set to travel, we always knew it'd be an easy target but had no idea that we would be smashing it within 2 weeks. So we've reset the bar and set ourselves a new target. Staying with the same theme £1007, but that's each! so £3021 is the target. Which by some weird coincidence is not just 3 * £1007, but also a nice little figure

3 of us doing the ride
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21, Trisomy-21 is another term of Down Syndrome relating to the 3rd copy of chromosome 21

So it's almost as if 3021 is the number that we should be raising. Spooky coincidence.

As well as fundraising, which includes our rather nifty webpage -, we've sneaked a training ride in.

Last weekend was the turn to be hosted by Sheffield. which as you may not know, Sheffield is roman for "thon hilliest of places". Weather held up, and we reached Worksop and back. Worksop (or Brugge of the north as it's not called) was pretty uninspiring however the small village of Thorpe Salvin did turn our heads as there was a telephone box, that was converted into a little library. How quaint!

Good day was had, left me wondering at which point would i start to feel a benefit from the training. 102 days to go and it's not yet.