Congratulations to Steve and Francis
Congratulations to Steve and Francis for completing their epic bike ride from Land's End to John o'Groats
Chris Booth :: Tuesday 7th August 2012 :: This Story
Many congratulations to Steve and Francis for completing their epic bike ride from Land's End to John o'Groats. Also a BIG thank you to Steve and Francis for raising funds for Ocean Stars. We are so proud of you both.
A few words from Steve.........
We Made It!
It's over two weeks now since we completed the ride and already those two weeks feel more like two months.
I'll take this opportunity just to round things off, firstly in terms of how much we have managed to raise for our three chosen charities. Donations continue to come in, and at the last count all three charities were up around the £400 mark. Many thanks to all who have contributed, and just in case anyone still wants to add a few pounds to our totals the JustGiving webpage will remain live for just a few more days now - till 11th August. The address once again is: www.just-giving.com/teams/steveandfrancis
We finally got to John o' Groats on schedule at around 5 pm on Friday 21st July. We had booked in that night at a B&B roughly half way between J o'G and Thurso, giving us 10 last miles to ride that day (into a headwind). We celebrated our achievement with a pub meal and - you guessed it - several welcome beers.
Our final mileage came to slightly over 1100k, giving us an average of around 70 miles per day for our 16 days of riding. Overall the weather was not kind to us, but still there were plenty of high points to offset the inevitable low points. For me, the wild magnificence of Sutherland and parts of Caithness made the last two days of riding especially memorable.
Cycle Trip Blog
Please sponsor Steve and Francis on Just Giving
Chris Booth :: Monday 2nd July 2012 :: This Story
Steve and Francis have started a blog about their bike ride from Land's End to John o' Groats. You can read it here www.steveandfranciscyclelejog.blogspot.co.uk. If you would like to sponsor them you can do so on Just Giving here www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Plumb.
Lands End to John O'Groats
Steve and Francis will be cycling from Land’s End to John o' Groats to raise money for Ocean Stars
Chris Booth :: Saturday 16th June 2012 :: This Story
Steve and Francis will be cycling for 15 days starting on Tuesday 3rd July from Land’s End to John o' Groats.
In thes photos you can see Steve as he gets ready for his big bike ride. There is a photo of the bike Steve will be using. The total mileage looks like being 1085 (averaging 67.8 miles per day) , and the total ascent and descent look like being 20,155 metres.
Ocean Stars Supporters would like to wish Francis and Steve all the best in their pre ride training. If you would like to sponsor them please go to www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Plumb