In the words of Simon 'Our Tune' Bates, this is my story....A few months ago, I was taking part in a quiz at the village hall (such is the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of Barford). Naturally, I'd had a glass or three of Shiraz (just to be sociable...) when a team member casually mentioned that he was planning to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats ('LE-JOG'). My helpful suggestion that he do it the opposite way round, as it's downhill all the way (OK, five glasses...) fell on deaf ears.
I think the critical point was when he mentioned his new £2,500 Trek bike. Carbon fibre, weighing about as much as a sparrow's chuff. You get the picture.Rising to the bait (I was 11 when I bought my one and only new bike) like a salmon to a fly, I expressed vague interest. And, to cut a long story short, here I am.
The ride will take ten-and-a-half days, form July 24 to August 3,
covering around 1,050 miles. Even I can work out that's 100 miles a
day.... In this case, 'challenge' is a genuine fact, not a bit of corporate word bingo.
For intimate details (not for those of a sensitive disposition) of how my preparation for this feat of endurance is going, visit http://barfordiancycle.blogspot.com
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