Saturday, 26 June 2010

Day 3 start

0515 alarm call, breakfast for 0550 and on the road by 0650

Started cool but getting hot now.

Great stop at a school driveway


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Friday, 25 June 2010

Day 2 begins

We got through day 2 without any major mishaps.

Jim did come off his bike but thankfully at low seed and ghas a lovely
gashed knee as a momento

We arrived at the hotel in Dieppe around 1240 am and joe and Kieran
got some strange looks as they ordered Baileys from the hotel bar!!!

All 3 adventurers were asleep quickly though- may have had something
to do with the 9 hrs cycling!!

Day 2 looks hot!!!

Waiting for Dolphin joe to get out of the shower ( he does spend an
inordinate amount of time in there) then it is breakfast and on to the
Allez Allez

Thursday, 24 June 2010

We are off

Well folks. This is it

Very warm morning in London and Pre exam nerves are in the air.
Everyone is SIZING up each other - oh, he looks like s proper cyclist!!

But fear not. The team is ready and willing. Roll on the first miles


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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Train to London

Kieran & Jim set-off from Aberdeen and it was not long till we met a
set of twins, a friend and a wife travelling to London.

They were all impressed with our atheltic adventure and after we
finished all the Guinness it was on to whisky & G&T

The athletes are now in bed waiting for london to arrive

Monday, 21 June 2010

Countdown news

Jim burns his hand with hot honey !!!
- please don't ask

Gel saddles are all the rage - last minute panick buying

And wonderful news that we have hit our £5000 target. Thank you all so
much. Let's see how high we can go :-)

All the bikes have been cleaned, training has ceased and we are all
relaxing before the big weekend.

The only difficult thing left to do is to travel on a sleeper train
from Aberdeen to London with poor kieran having to share a cabin with
jim !!! Surely that is worth another donation.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Jim hits the hills

Done 30 miles at 06:00 yesterday morning and 30 miles at 18:00 yesterday evening and survived ! Legs were burning during evening session but still managed to average 17.3mph on both sessions ;o)


Jim Hendry

 Hit another target last night when I got all the way to the top of the Cairn O'Mount without stopping. Coming down was also interesting hitting 48.2 mph and could have gone faster but started to panic and hit the brakes !





Monday, 14 June 2010

Miles & miles & miles

Joe hits the roads of London; Jim & Kieran hit the hills of

Jim then does Cairn O' Mount today. A SERIOUS mountain climb.

So training going well for everyone & the donation target grows closer.

Friday, 11 June 2010

donation target in sight

thanks to all who have donated so far... we are really close so hopefully a final push will see us make our target

Training ramps up

14 days to go and the boys are stepping up training
Jim "hardcore trainer" is doing 2x30 mile rides per day... how does he get the time never mind the energy?
Kieran has been hitting 20-30 miles per day
Joe is putting in more miles on the road than ever before

Sunday, 6 June 2010

3 weeks to go

Joe has a new, super-duper bike and all the equipment/cycle clothing that only a premium credit card can provide for you. He has been putting in the miles and told us all that he did a hill climb that had a gradient of 1 in 1... he almost made it all the way... do we believe him re the 1 in 1 gradient... OF COURSE WE DO, WE ARE TEAM MATES

Jim has been top of the league with clocking up the miles AS HE HAS BEEN DOING A PUNISHING 2 RIDES PER DAY ON 3 CONSECUTIVE DAYS... impressive. But he is also clocking up the number of punctures... hopefully not an omen for the trip as he has been getting one at least every 2 days recently, sometimes 2 in a day !!

Kieran had a compete tyre BLOW OUT after descending a hill at over 40mph... and 10 miles away from the car. Luckily with Jim's puncture repair over the outside of the tyre and a new inner tube which was 1/4 inflated, he managed the 2 mile mountain climb back and the full 10 miles to return to the car. In the process he damaged the CRANK and HEADSET (sounds painful) so bike has been in for repair

All in all, the team are in good spirits, good condition and looking forward to the ride.. but not the 3 days in the saddle