[Update 15/07/2013 - Misson Accomplished!
I made it to John O'Groats as planned on Thursday 11th July despite the previously reported multiple mouth ulcers all the way from Devon and stomach pains from southern Scotland, and the 28c heat (I didn’t see that one coming)!
A huge thank you for all your incredible support and for your amazing generosity, with giftaid we have raised over £2,600 for babylifeline, it certainly made every pedal stroke worthwhile.
Lastly I'd like to mirror the sentiments passed by Stephen Fry and Julie Walters last year in the 'Staycations' campaign, being privileged enough to have cycled the length and breadth of this great nation I can’t urge you enough to go and see more of it..
[The finalised route 27th June -
Day -1 York to Penzance by train then from Penzance to Lands End and back 20.64m - Sat 29/06/2013
Day 1 - Penzance to Looe 67.35m - Sun 30/06/2013
Day 2 - Looe to Honiton 74.92m - Mon 01/07/2013
Day 3 - Honiton to Bristol 78.33m - Tue 02/07/2013
Day 4 - Bristol to Ludlow 64.59m - Wed03/07/2013
Day 5 - Ludlow to Comberbach 83.76m - Thu 04/07/2013
Day 6 - Comberbach to Kendal 86.79m - Fri 05/07/2013
Day 7 - Kendal to Lockerbie 79.91m - Sat 06/07/2013
Day 8 - Lockerbie to Livingston 64.12m - Sun 07/07/2013
Day 9 - Livingston to Dunkeld 62.19m - Mon 08/07/2013
Day 10 - Dunkeld to Aviemore 73.10m - Tue 09/07/2013
Day 11 - Aviemore to Brora 88.55m - Wed 10/07/2013
Day 12 - Brora to Jonh O'Groats 65.88m - Thu 11/07/2013
[Update: 16th June - Coast to Coast was completed over the first weekend of June, (131miles including some very steep hills) we had lovely weather the whole way, the climb up and decent passed Hartside was breathtaking (literally) and the 35 miles of cyclepath to Tynemouth (until you got to Newcastle) was fantastic - I heartily recommend it to anyone who has considered doing it. Its just my solo ride from the Lands End to John O'Groats left to do, with my first full day's riding on Sunday 30th June, so if you would still like to donate you have just under 2 weeks before I start - a huge thank you to those who have already kindly donated, it is very much appreciated, and I know the babies can't thank you themselves so I'm doing it for them, thank you!]
I’m doing my bit for charity again this summer with two long distance bike rides, covering the length and breadth of the Country. At the end of May I'm riding from Coast to Coast in 2 days and then at the end of June I'm riding Lands End to John O'Groats in 12 days. Then during the rest of July I'll be limping.
The chosen charity is Baby Lifeline who do excellent work supplying hospitals with extra vital maternity equipment and training as well as care for pregnant women nationwide. As fantastic as the NHS is, its never had enough money to do what it needs to do and from personal experience I know things don’t always go to plan when people try to have children (and it affects more people than you might realise). There are more details opposite or you can follow this link to their website http://www.babylifeline.org.uk/about_us.html
If you feel like you haven’t given enough to charity this year please give what you can it really is a great cause.
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