Welcome to Making Ends Meet 2012. My name is Richard Guthrie, and during the summer of 2012 I cycled from the southernmost to northernmost points of both Ireland and Scotland, and in doing so, raised almost £4,000 for Southern Theological Seminaries.
For Ireland this meant starting at Mizen Head, in County Cork, and ending at Malin Head in County Donegal. This trip took place in the last week in June 2012. You can read about the trip, and see photos and video in these posts.
In Scotland I began at the lighthouse at the Mull of Galloway, travelling up to John o’Groats. This trip took place from 19th to 26th July. The daily write ups, photographs and video for this trip are here.
I was supported for the Irish trip by friend Kevin, which meant that I didn’t have to lug my panniers over the hills, allowing greater daily distances to be covered. The Scottish trip was totally self-supported. The total mileage of both routes was over 1000 miles, and included over 42,000 feet of climbing.
I have since done a couple of other trips. In 2013 I made a 1,100 mile trip round Scotland, and in 2016 I completed the inaugural Wild Atlantic Way audax in Ireland, covering 1,300 miles in a little over 7 days.