Epilogue (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules What a great adventure, cycling over 1,000 miles through some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside. Before setting off there was considerable anxiety, fear of the unknown – were we physically fit enough? Would these old knees and backs hold out? Would the weather be kind? Could

Day 12

Day 12 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules Mission accomplished – six Bums and Chris’s bike rolled up to John o’Groats at 1.45pm. Although billed as a short day, Day 12 was still 65 miles with plenty on hills. In fact the first 25 miles were reminiscent of Devon and Cornwall, but colder

Day 11

Day 11 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules Question – how many days do you have to spend seven hours on a saddle before your bum stops hurting? Answer – I don’t know, but it’s more than eleven! Today was another long day…92 miles and c.1,500 metres climbed. We left Inverness under blue

Day 10

Day 10 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules We have had a good day and made good progress, covering 95 miles around the western side of the Cairngorms and arriving at Inverness this evening in the heart of the Highlands. The first 25 miles this morning were hard, pushing into a stiff breeze

Day 9

Day 9 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules When you wake up in the morning because your thighs ache and you are looking for a chair with a cushion on it, to sit down on at breakfast, you need to mentally prepare for a long day ahead. As it turned out the 80

Day 8

Day 8 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules) Our ride today was scheduled to be 94 miles, but we cycled 96 because Paul had to go back to spot where he had his fall yesterday evening on the outskirts of Moffat and hit “resume” on his GPS tracker. It was a long day,

Day 7

Day 7 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules) Today was memorable, but not for all the right reasons. But by 5.30 we had cycled around 90 miles, climbed c.1,500 metres and arrived at the outskirts Moffat. We did indeed need our wet weather gear, leaving Bowness at 8.30 in light showers which turned

The Halfway point

Looking back at the trip so far (In the words of Bum on Bike, Charles) The stats at the halfway point So we have reached the end of day six and have been in the saddle for nearly 39 hours, cycling 506 miles climbing over 33,000 feet.  To put this into perspective Everest stands just

Day 6

Day 6 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules) We are half way having arrived at Bowness on Lake Windermere with 508 miles behind us. Like our daily rides, half way is always a bit of a mixed emotion…on the one hand you are half way there, on the other you’ve still got to

Day 5

Day 5 (In the words of Bum on Bike, Jules) Whilst Storm Hector blew to the north of us in Scotland we continued to weave our way through the Midlands with slightly less hostile winds. We cycled 92 miles through less hilly terrain. Today was a day of two halves. This morning we cycled through

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