The 2015 ride was a fantastic success, the sun was shining, there were lots of smiling faces and the 170 riders raised £1800 for The 33 Eng’ Reg’s Injured Soldier’s fund. Well done to you all and please do come back again in 2016.
We had made it to Hendra holiday park, as planned, just outside Newquay by Friday afternoon. It had been another hard riding day and I swear not a metre was ridden on the flat,,, it all goes up or down around here!
That left us with just ten miles on the Saturday morning. Anybody who has driven the 10 miles between Newquay and Perranporth will appreciate that these were some of the most hazardous miles we would travel! (Families just a few miles from their destination seem to lose all regard for other road users). We rolled into Perranporth early on Saturday morning. It felt quite odd to be here without the rest of the family and with no car. After all the hills and all the amazing people we have met, we have finished! I don’t think either of us can quite believe that we actually did it (and with no arguments at all).
I am incredibly proud of the dedication Hannah showed before the ride, her determination during it and ultimately her achievement.
Hannah and I to cycled to Cornwall again in the summer of 2015. We cut a day out of the 2013 schedule meaning 65 miles for each of the 5 days (again carrying all our camping gear and clothes). I’m sure you can manage 35 or 50 miles with us in 2016.
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Hooray, earache has passed, onwards and upwards, literally.
Stumbled across the Grand Western Canal outside the campsite so had a beautiful FLAT first 13 miles and then went up the 1.6 miles of Long Drag Hill out of Tiverton. This set the tone for the remainder of the day. 61 miles, hot, wind in our face and very hilly. 9 hours on the road today, very hard work, but the end is almost in sight.
Another superb reception at The Arscott Arms (a few miles north of Launceston, Devon). They do the most amazing burger meals!
Us pitching our tent at Gamlins Farm Caravan Park.
Today was slightly marred by Hannah`s earache, hopefully caused by wind not yet another ear infection. Have co-ordinated detour to doctors tomorrow morning and filled up on pain-killers.
Have officially arrived in “the land of hills!”
Day three, another 55 miles to get us to Radstock. BBC radio Wiltshire interview today at 7:50am. No rain today thank goodness! Hannah pictured mid way through Wiltshire. We’d been rising and rising for miles as you can probably see from the view. 155 miles completed, just another 195 to go.
Arriving in Grest Shefford at the end of day two. Difficult to tell from this photo, but believe me, it is absolutely tipping down. Our rain-coats cannot cope with the onslaught and we are completely saturated.
Sid Liddiard was a terrific host.
13.45 Message received – 56 miles covered, arrived at Potton End! So far so good 😉
20.15 Message received – a fantastic reception from Trevor, Denise and the customers @ The Plough, Potton End. Many thanks for the generous donations and hospitality, a brilliant first day.