There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that my ride from New York to San Francisco will be done on my trusty Specialised Tricross. I originally bought this bike from Certini’s in Saltash back in 2006 before I first cycled LEJOG and since then it’s carried me on 2500 miles and £10,000 of … More The Bike (part 1)
I’m not a great cyclist – I’ve done some long distance cycling in the past but in between charity adventures my bike tends to spend a lot more time in the garage than it does on the road. So, naturally, in the balmy summer of 2014 I jumped on my bike and cycled solo over … More LEJOG part 1: Lands End to Shrewsbury
Over Christmas and the new Year there was a trend – and one I don’t remember seeing in previous years – for people to post their reflections on 2014 as it drew to a close. I didn’t have time to really think about 2014 at the time, but I’ve been reflecting on it ever since. … More Some reflections on 2014 and fundraising
Ok, so this is it. With only 5 days before jumping on my bicycle this is the last pre-ride update. Life is currently extremely busy, to the point of serious stress. In 2 days I will be leaving my current job and my current house on the same day (and after 4 years, there is … More 5 days to go!
With 3 weeks to go before day 1 of the bike ride everything is beginning more and more real. Long considered logistics are now becoming reality, and if I’m honest it’s all a tad scary. Here are some of my worries, and a few desperate pleas for help. (There is also some elation at having … More HELP!!! (3 weeks to go!)
Time cracks on! With less than 2 months to go various odds and sods are coming together – although I could still do with a bit more training… Logistics wise I’ve finally planned a route, setting out the key waypoints and overnight stops, including where I am still in need of accommodation – to keep … More Less than 2 months to go!
So, with exactly 3 months to go until I power myself around the UK everything is starting to get a bit real. Training has started (and stopped, and started, and stopped), fundraising has begun in earnest, and logistics… Well, they exist. Let’s start with the fundraising. Since my first blog post I’ve raised nearly £2000 … More 3 months to go!