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Day 8 – Up the Valley (Langholm to Edinburgh)

Well, we set off early this morning (as you do), having been tossed out of the Community Centre we were staying at to make place for the toddler group that uses the hall. Honestly, the youth of today. As could … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Bursting into Scotland (Kendal to Langholm)

If yesterday was eventless and hassle-free, I made up for that within two miles at the end of the day. I was cycling along, having just noted to myself that we’d passed the 500-mile mark, just after arriving in Scotland. … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Fair to Middling (Wigan to Kendal)

Today was a bit of a nothing day. Not much happened. We didn’t ride that far. There weren’t any hills of note. Nobody had any accidents, or punctures even. The most dramatic thing that happened was that Team B (whose … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Crossing the Mersey (Shrewsbury to Wigan)

If yesterday was easy going, today was even more of a breeze. We were a lot more organised in the morning, and got off to an earlier start. And the distance today was only 75 miles. It’s a gentle rise … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Getting into the Groove (Chepstow to Shrewsbury)

Today was always going to be a hard day – it was supposed to be the first day over 80 miles, the newness would have worn off, and the niggles would have developed into full-blown aches and pains. I was … Continue reading

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Day 3 – The Long Haul (Tiverton to Chepstow)

I don’t have much time to write about today, so this will be quick. Unlike today’s ride, which we’d been reliably informed would be around 75 miles long, but turned out to be closer to 90 miles. From now on, … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Off the Beaten Track (Bodmin to Tiverton)

When I started training for this ride, I spent most of my time riding the small roads – country lanes with little to no traffic. At some stage, the group I went riding with went to Evesham along the A46. … Continue reading

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