Jul 2, 2011

Photo project for the trip

I had an idea that it would be interesting to photograph a person a day during the trip, to make up a kind of facial diary of the areas we pass through.

I’m thinking that this would be a really good way of engaging with some of the people on the road. Otherwise, I get the feeling that we’ll arrive in John O’Groats with less of meaningful experience; the only physical contact being the two inches of rubber of our skinny tyres on tarmac.

Maybe I should ask these random people some questions…?
Like:
- Do you ride a bike? If not, how do you get around?
- What’s your biggest fear?
- What’s your biggest dream?
- What would you do with a million pounds?

I wonder how these questions will change as we wend our way north. Any more suggestions greatly appreciated…

Links and information

  • Just Giving charity page We have set up a page to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society, please donate if you can
  • Map of our route We initially used Google maps to plan the route, here it is in it’s entirety.
  • Mule bars for energy These yummy natural bars will be keeping us going all the way up to John O’Groats
  • Strada Wheels These guys hand built a new set of hoops for Martin to ride for the trip

Our photos

The first puncture, CornwallOne down...to goCelebratory breakfastBristol docksRiver WyeThe evening ritualRehydratingAn ice bath substitute in Loch LomondCalories'In or oot'Tartan rug hiding stuff, on the drive homeCooling off in Loch LomondYachts off InvernessThe morning afterFeet upFlaked out in GloucestershireFeet up 2Beer, protein shakes and Mule BarsPuncture!Silhouette on the Erskine Bridge