Jul 12, 2011

147 to St. Helens

MIJ was in awesome form today, setting a quick pace along the flattest roads so far.

Now, having scoffed half a large pizza each and applied some hastily found ice from the Pizza Hut bar, were in the battle bus heading to the camp site.

Sorry to say we ran out of time today and didn’t make it the last 12 miles. At the pace we were going it would have taken another hour, and we need to keep in mind the bigger picture.

We’re going to be dropped off tomorrow where we were picked up today, so there’s no question we cycled the whole thing.

Looking forward to the Lakes and Gretna Green tomorrow.


  • M & D xx

    Pizza looks yummy!  Fantastic progress – can’t believe how far you’ve got – and can’t wait for next exciting episode…………..with you all the way

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

One down...to goThe first puncture, CornwallRehydratingRiver WyeBristol docksCelebratory breakfastThe evening ritualAn ice bath substitute in Loch LomondCalories'In or oot'Tartan rug hiding stuff, on the drive homeCooling off in Loch LomondThe morning afterYachts off InvernessFeet up 2Feet upFlaked out in GloucestershirePuncture!Beer, protein shakes and Mule BarsSilhouette on the Erskine Bridge