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Day Fourteen: Lostwithiel – Lands End

‘What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.’ I’ve had to tell myself this a few times throughout the trip and this morning was no different. Getting up at the crack of dawn and getting all my gear sorted … Continue reading

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Day Thirteen: Monmouthshire – Lostwithiel

It’s true what they say, i was hoping it wouldn’t be, but it is. Today was quite easily the most challenging in terms of terrain and I have legs that feel like lead to prove it. I was up bright … Continue reading

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Day Twelve – Glastonbury to MoretonHampstead

I woke up this morning feeling refreshed and ready to put the previous day behind me. It was a brand new day and I was focussed on making it to my destination before dark. When researching the trip I came … Continue reading

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Day Eleven: Monmouth – Glastonbury

I wanted to start by saying another huge thanks to all of you who have donated to St Christopher’s Hospice, it makes this all worthwhile. PLEASE spread the word to friends, family and colleagues. http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/BenGirling. This blog can also be … Continue reading

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Day Ten: Clun – Monmouth

Today’s 60 mile ride from Clun to Monmouth was an absolute breeze! It was my easiest day by far and i’m still pinching myself about the weather, terrain and lack of bike drama. No chains, wheels or pedals fell off … Continue reading

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Day Nine: REST!

I can get used to these rest days. Maybe the remainder of the trip can be a challenge to see how much I can sleep, not cycle. I think that would be a good challenge! I had a lay in … Continue reading

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Day Eight: Runcorn to Clun

Today I chipped away at the miles and I am now further south in Clun, Shropshire. It is a quaint little village and makes me feel like I’ve gone back in time 30 years! The cycling wasn’t too bad today, … Continue reading

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Day seven: Slaidburn to Runcorn

I wanted to start the blog tonight by saying thank you so much to all of you who have helped raise over £10,000 for St Christopher’s Hospice, in memory of Rosie Reed. I’m sure we can increase that further so … Continue reading

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Day Six: Keswick-Slaidburn

What a day, today we completed 136km in a thrilling yet exhausting day of riding from Keswick to Slaidburn. I’m happy to say that today was by far my favourite day cycling, I loved it! Even the fact that we … Continue reading

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Day 5: one day closer!

After another good day of riding I am finally putting Scotland behind me and have arrived in the Lake District! I loved Scotland and it is undeniably beautiful but I left with mixed emotions. I loved meeting great people and … Continue reading

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