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MAY, 2008

 We Made it to Stafford!!!



Hello
 
Just a brief blog to tell you all that we are still alive and at last we have reached civilisation, well the midlands at least! We rolled onto Stafford last night after passing the 600 mile mark somewhere near Sandbach. Get in!
 
Since the last blog, we have thrown the plan out of the window as we decided to enjoy the good whether around loch ness and Tom needed a day off the bike to rest his knee. But since we got out of Scotland we have pulled out all the stops, covering 150 miles in 2 days to put us back on schedule!
 
These were our actual stopping points
 
Day 1
     Thurso - John O'Groats - Wick
Day 2
     Wick - Brora
Day 3
     Brora - Inverness
Day 4
     Inverness - Fort Augustus
Day 5
     Rest Day
Day 6
     Fort Augustus - Glencoe
Day 7
     Glencoe - Balloch
Day 8
     Balloch - Crossford
Day 9
     Crossford ...

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 JOHN O'GROATS!!!


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Actually reaching John O'Groats proved to be harder than expected! The forth attempt to fix a recurring puncture meant a late start from our camp site in Thurso and horrific wind slowed us down a silly amount - even the downhills seemed like hard work! About 10 miles from John O'Groats my bike punctured again so we knocked on a door to ask for shelter in their barn. The family (Margaret & co.) were wonderful and managed to find us another brilliant family in Barrock (Julian & co.) who fixed the problem, gave us a much needed cup of tea, a spare innertube and even donated money towards our charities! They saved our mission!
 
Eventually, at 5pm, we reached the official start to our journey and headed off up long windy hills to Wick. Sure, it was 15 miles behind our scheduled stop but Ian, Duck and myself were ...

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APRIL, 2008

 Coventry cycle centre



Yesturday Alan and I purchased our bikes from the coventry cycle centre.  We would like to thank Chris, Paul and the whole team for all the help they gave us and thank you Chris for the very generous deal.  I highly recommend the Coventry cycle centre to anyone looking at buying a bike, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.  Please visit their website for more information www.coventrycyclecentre.co.uk


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 Fun House laser quest


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Hi everyone,
 
Last weekend we had a fund raising event at Fun House in Basingstoke.  I would like to thank Cath for helping us with this event and everyone who attended.  We raised over £120 getting us ever closer to a target of £500 before we leave for John O'Groats.  The laser tag was great fun and I would like to congratulate Tom on his winning perfomance and thanks for sharing the prize.  I have attached a few pictures for you all to laugh at.
 
Thanks
 
Ian


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