The Journey Begins

Cycling LEJOG (Land's End to John O'Groats) is something Paul and I have often talked about. We have friends who have done it unassisted and we were amazed and a little envious at their achievement. I am always up for a challenge and have really enjoyed events like cycling London to Paris. Paul and I... Continue Reading →


I have been cycling to work near Reading for many years which is about a 20 mile round trip. Our goal was to work up to over 100 miles a week with a long ride at the weekend, which would gradually increase. The spring was very frustrating as the weather was very cold & icy... Continue Reading →

Arrival Day

The training is complete. Darren picked up our bikes on the Wednesday. Sadly Sue had to drop out of the trip as she fell off her bike and hadn’t recovered enough. We have had a week of little sleep. Feeling nervous but so excited. Nightmares of getting lost, falling off bikes and not being able... Continue Reading →

Day 7: Leigh to Kendal 78 miles (+5605ft)

Another hard day. Weather miserable and feeling achy after my fall. Went through The Forest of Bowland which was stunning despite the poor weather. Lunch today was at the Riverside Tea Rooms a very welcome, warm stop with delicious sandwiches, quiche and amazing cake. Forest of Bowland must be one of Britain’s hidden gems. I... Continue Reading →

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