June 13, 2018

What started as a beautiful calm morning developed into one of the hardest rides I’ve ever had to attempt. From the Lakes to Slaidburn in deepest Lancashire.

Stunning views across to Lancaster and the North Yorkshire Dales but the hills were endless and unforgiving.


June 12, 2018

Thank goodness, a fairly straightforward ride today after the weekend's excitement. Early start and across from Dumfries, through Gretna and into England.  I too the National Cycle Route 7 which avoids the heavy traffic and lorries.  Strangely, there are no ‘You are no...

June 11, 2018

Really tired today after yesterday's epic cycle-a-thon but onwards and upwards.  Today I've cycled from Fenwick to Crocketford 68 miles. 

A huge thanks for the words of support on Facebook,  it's really appreciated and huge huge thanks to everyone who's donated to...

June 10, 2018

It's been a tough couple of days cycling over the high roads and low roads of Scotland and I've ended up today lost and cycling over 100 miles.  Not ideal after cycling 288 miles in the past 5 days.  Still the view at Loch Ness was spectacular....

Day 6 cyclin...

June 8, 2018

Loch Ness.... nuff said!

 Today was Alness to Spean Bridge 66m

Down the A82 the length of Lock Ness down to Fort Augustus .

Then took the Caledonian Canal towpath to North Laggan where my b&b awaited. Appropriate curtains in my honour!

June 7, 2018

Woken by a cuckoo this morning at 4.30...not something I write everyday!

Left the lovely Tongue at 0700 and headed South.  As you can see it was another gorgeous day . Down past Crask Inn and onto Lairg and Bonar Bridge.

Stopped to admire the views from Bonar Bridge....t...

June 6, 2018

One of the toughest days of the ride along the north Scotland coast from Upper Gills to Tongue.  60 miles of relentless hills and in glorious blazing sunshine.  I'm not really complaining about the weather because it has been stunning.  Those skies look more like the C...

June 5, 2018

Overnight from Euston to Inverness  - what a lovely City!

After a short walk along the banks of the river Ness back to the train station to travel to Wick.

The original plan was to get a taxi up to John O’Groats but decided to cycle the 18 miles instead as it was such  l...

June 3, 2018

Crikey, can't believe I'm off tomorrow....how did that happen?  It's been head down training for the last 7 weeks through all the weather conditions....wind, rain, sun you name it I've ridden in it. I've been aiming for at least 70 miles on a training run and trying to...

April 30, 2018

John O'Groats to Lands End solo bike ride

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