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Train from Birmingham, via Bristol, to Penzance and cycle to Land's End on Sunday 6 June 2010 : on the road from Monday 7 June 2010 - arrived at John O'Groats on Saturday 19 June 2010

The messages below were all transmitted during the trip - e-mailed direct to the website.


Wet shorts at Tregolls ...
Monday, 07 June 2010 22:07
The wonderful lady at the B&B not only cooked us a splendid meal but washed all our rather wet & dirty kit too :-))
Superb! Thank you!

From Rob's handlebars
Monday - at the B&B
Monday, 07 June 2010 17:01
Full summary - wet. Just the one shower, all day :-(

Good ride despite weather - cute lambs at the farm we're staying.
From Rob's handlebars
Day 1
Monday, 07 June 2010 16:41

What a wet day. Full rain gear including pannier covers. Almost 6000 feet of climbing. Jason from the Pheasant Inn in St Newlyn East has great beer, good food and kindly made a donation to our charity. Lovely wooded valleys but that meant descents and climbs. Great guesthouse at Tregolls very helpful owners. Finally drying out.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

Monday so far ....
Monday, 07 June 2010 13:12
In brief : wet.
From Rob's handlebars
Land's End
Sunday, 06 June 2010 17:19

Surprisingly hilly from Penzance into a head wind, which should augur well for tomorrow. Had the "official" picture taken. E-mailed loads of people the photo - just to annoy them.
Weather lovely at the moment but wet stuff on its way.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

LE - theme park
Sunday, 06 June 2010 16:19
Here at th LE Hotel and had the obligatory picture taken - dated for our start on 7 June.
Met Winny, the lady that runs the E2E Club (see link on LH menu)
Shower and then a beer.
From Rob's handlebars
We're on the (delayed) train to Penzance
Sunday, 06 June 2010 10:16
Jon very excited to have seen a steam loco at Bristol. Weather looking damp :-((

From Rob's handlebars
Day 0
Sunday, 06 June 2010 06:42

Dawn breaks and from the hotel window I can trainspot. For all you spotters out there, it's ok you can admit it now, there were five class 66s on the journey down: a double-header pair "running light" being the highlight!
Today into the routine of living out of panniers recommences. Off to Penzance this morning then eleven or so miles of cycling to Land's End. I need the miles to burn off some of the calories from last night's bread and butter pudding.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

Day -1
Saturday, 05 June 2010 15:24

Rode to Bromsgrove station. Stopped on the way to remove front wheel and tighten mudgurad bolt. Forgotten how much difference the panniers make. Each one including contents weighs 8lbs.

Sent from the Mercian's handlebars by Jon

If you are ....
Saturday, 05 June 2010 12:10

....  looking in for the first time, having received my broadcast e-mail  ... Welcome!

From Rob's handlebars

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