Wow! Now over £1000 raised!!!
Monday, June 3, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Final day of 87miles but some serious climbing. Knees were straining but the team was working together well, averaging an even 20mph for some of the longer flat stretches.
A minor route failure had us riding across a field and nearly fording steams at one point, so once again 'Sorry Boys' (from Richard).
The run into the finish saw a great welcome with lots of supporters present, so thank you to everyone all for supporting and following us on our journey.
All the biglads.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
110 miles blasted out today from Spanby to Haxby (just outside York). Really nice and flat route with some lovely off road 'bone shaking' bobbly farm tracks! Only one puncture today (me, Lange) and the only other major thing to report is that I am the fastest man on two wheels over a mile! Relaxing now in our "family" room! We are one bloody tall, bloody ugly family! Last day tomorrow until we roll into Newcastle! Nighty night fans!!!
After a quick stop in Lincoln we were away, up the steepest hill of the trip (ouch!). It was this point we were met by David and Gill which was a great morale boost.
Roads from here on were typically quiet, flat, smooth and fast... Apart from one minor detour along a dirt farm track (oops). Speeds were high, legs feeling good and everyone was working together, a really great days riding.
The "Big Lads" received a very welcome visit from today's official support crew, David and Gill. Nutritional and emotional support was dished out in copious amounts and after cuddles all round, loads of energy supplies and the offer of some ice cubes for my gentlemen area the "Big Lads" were on their way again! Massive thanks to David and Gill for giving us a right good boost! Please see below for a picture of an evil looking jelly baby!
With a tear in the eye as we set off (saddle sores not emotion) legs were stiff and pace was easy.
With a touch of rain falling moods were low but after a few miles spirits lifted and we were cracking along at a good pace. 25miles flew by and after a swift detour to a bike shop to pick up some new tubes we are currently reclining a Duke favourite new coffee shop. Only 75 more miles today...
Day one. 120+ miles in just under 12 hrs. Several minor delays but we got there in the end.
Themes of the day were headwind, hills, eating and baking sun! Temperatures actually hit 24c at one point and the wind was warm which made everyone very thirsty. Some minor sunburn but the sun lotion was out in force.
Only 2 days to go!