Monthly Archives: June 2012

Irish day 1

I awoke at around 5 am today, and had the lyrics of Pennies from Heaven going through my head.  Apparently it had been raining quite hard earlier in the night, so maybe my subconscious came up with that song.  I … Continue reading

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En route

After a few months planning, much training and not a little worrying, I am now poised to begin the Irish leg of my challenge.  Thank you to all who have encouraged, put up with, or sponsored me to get me … Continue reading

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Not long now

It is now less than 48 hours until I set off with Kevin to Mizen Head. I have the routes uploaded to my Garmin GPS, and have also written basic directions on my iPhone, so that if the GPS plays … Continue reading

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Dilemma

I have been thinking about the first day’s cycling, and wondering if by taking out some of the hills I will be missing the best part of the scenery. I have created another route (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1339160) which reverts to the portion of … Continue reading

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Ups and downs

I had some real encouragements this weekend. I was at a prayer morning for STS on Saturday, and was reminded of all that has been achieved in the last year over and above what anyone had dreamed of. I also … Continue reading

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How to get further north than John O’Groats without swimming

I have been having a look at the Scottish route again, and have reassessed the final day, which only went as far as John O’Groats.  I will then have to get to Thurso, so have added that portion of the … Continue reading

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Skin is waterproof

Skin is waterproof, but today’s ride showed that precious little else that I own is! A tough day, with rain and wind from the outset, and following on from 80 miles yesterday. Even so, it was a blow to see … Continue reading

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