An unfortunate turn

1 Sep

Regrettably we have had to abort our mission. Unfortunately James picked up an injury on day 2 and after struggling on for another 45 miles on day three we have decided to return home.

As you can imagine we are both deeply disappointed to not have completed the journey. We will be evaluating our trip and we are planning to try again in the future.

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Day 2 report

31 Aug

Our end of day 2 report comes a little late as we ran out of battery and signal yesterday. We were forced to stop a little short of Exeter as the dorset hills and winds proved tougher than we have hoped. Even so, we’ve done 174.84 miles in the last 2 days.

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The end of our first day

29 Aug

So we have successfully made the 100 miles down to Southampton where we will be staying the night. It was a big push and a hard effort but we made it in the end!

If you’d like to support us and give us that extra boost to make it to the finish why not donate. It doesn’t have to be very much, every donation will be greatly received 🙂 The link that you can donate from us charitygiving.co.uk/2000milesonabike

Thank you! 😃

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Join us on the last leg of our journey!

6 Jul

Having hit an amazing 325 followers on twitter we’ve decided to announce that we’d like as many people as possible to join us on the last leg of our journey, from Cambridge to St Albans.

Keener cyclists can join us for the whole 45 miles, though we will make stops along the way so that cyclists of all abilities will be able to join in. Details are to be confirmed, but we will stop to meet people at set distances from our finishing point in Verulamium Park. This will take us from Cambridge (45 miles from St Albans), down to Royston (30 miles), round Letchworth Garden City (20 miles), through Kimpton (10 miles), then Wheathampstead (6 miles) and Marshalswick (2 miles).

We are aiming to complete our challenge in just 22 days (which includes 2 rest days). If all goes well, we’ll be cycling from Cambridge to St Albans on the 19th September 2012.

 

We’ll post more details in due course, so watch this space for sign up details, sponsorship forms etc.

An update

3 Jul

It’s been a little while since we updated this blog, sorry about that! We’ve still been busy on Facebook and twitter, so if you’ve got either it’d be great if you could follow us.

Last week Stuart and James were camping down in Exmoor with friends. We got out on the bikes everyday and those hills have (hopefully) done us some good. If ever you’re stuck for a holiday it’s a great part of the country (try to take good weather with you though, we had wind and rain pretty much all week).

We’ve got two pretty big announcements coming up, but we’re waiting to reach 325 and then 500 twitter followers before we do.

Still pushing for sponsors, both corporate and private. If you’d like to sponsor us, no matter how little, you can do it online: http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/2000milesonabike

Find us on Facebook: fb.com/2000milesonabike

Follow us on twitter: twitter.com/2000mileonabike

Our route – A rough guide

20 Jun

It’s been a while since our last post, but fear not! Things have been progressing and training is going well. We’ve roughly planned out our route, which is as follows:

Day Start Location Start Time End Location End Time Miles covered
1 St Albans 09:00 Southampton 18:00 110
2 Southampton 09:00 Exmouth 18:30 120
3 Exmouth 09:00 Lands End 19:30 135
4 Rest Day
5 Lands End 09:00 Okehampton 17:00 97
6 Okehampton 09:00 Bath 17:00 102
7 Bath 09:00 Leominster 15:30 78
8 Leominster 09:00 Liverpool 17:00 99
9 Liverpool 09:00 Penrith 17:00 101
10 Penrith 09:00 Glasgow 19:30 132
11 Glasgow 09:00 Fort William 17:00 102
12 Fort William 09:00 Balintore 17:00 101
13 Balintore 09:00 John O’Groats 16:30 93
14 Rest Day
15 John O’Groats 09:00 Balintore 16:30 93
16 Balintore 09:00 Pitlochry 18:30 120
17 Pitlochry 09:00 Haddington 17:30 106
18 Haddington 09:00 Newcastle Upon Tyne 17:00 101
19 Newcastle Upon Tyne 09:00 York 16:00 86
20 York 09:00 Sleaford 16:30 92
21 Sleaford 09:00 Cambridge 15:00 73
22 Cambridge 09:00 St Albans 12:30 44

In total we’re looking at 2078 miles, in 22 days. If you’re in, or around, any of the areas listed we’d love a place to stay, even if it’s just a patch to pitch our tent! (Showers and phone charging facilities would also be greatly received!)