Nov 232010
 

At long last we have made a start on picking the dates for doing the End2End cycle next year. Right now it’s looking like the following.

  • Day 0: Saturday 6th August 2011 – travelling up to John O’Groats.
  • Day 1: Sunday 7th August 2011 – cycling from John O’Groats to Tongue.
  • Day 2: Monday 8th August 2011 – Tongue to Carbisdale Castle.
  • Day 3: Tuesday 9th August 2011 – Carbisdale Castle to Loch Ness.
  • Day 4: Wednesday 10th August 2011 – Loch Ness to Glencoe.
  • Day 5: Thursday 11th August 2011 – Glencoe to Killearn.
  • Day 6: Friday 12th August 2011 – Killearn to New Lanark.
  • Day 7: Saturday 13th August 2011 – New Lanark to Carlisle.
  • Day 8: Sunday 14th August 2011 – Carlisle to Slaidburn.
  • Day 9: Monday 15th August 2011 – Slaidburn to Chester.
  • Day 10: Tuesday 16th August 2011 – Chester to Clun.
  • Day 11: Wednesday 17th August 2011 – Clun to Welsh Bicknor.
  • Day 12: Thursday 18th August 2011 – Welsh Bicknor to Street.
  • Day 13: Friday 19th August 2011 – Street to Okehampton.
  • Day 14: Saturday 20th August 2011 – Okehampton to Perranporth.
  • Day 15: Sunday 21st August 2011 – Perranporth to Land’s End.
  • Day 16: Monday 22nd August 2011 – travelling back home.
Nov 192010
 

Way Back Home is the incredible new riding clip from Danny MacAskill, it follows him on a journey from Edinburgh back to his hometown Dunvegan, in the Isle of Skye.

Sorry this is nothing to do with the End2End cycle, but it’s so great just had to post it here!

Nov 192010
 

“Hillwalkers and climbers who go to remote places with bad mobile phone reception have been advised to register for a service that allows 999 calls to be made by text.” source: http://news.stv.tv/scotland/210134-hillwalkers-urged-to-register-for-text-999-service/.

I think setting up for your mobile, if doing the End2End cycle would be a great idea 2. I know in the Highlands section of the cycle, even on the A and B class roads, the mobile network is not at it’s best.

To register, text “register” to 999. You will get a reply; then follow the instructions you are sent. This will only take approx two minutes of your time and could save your life.

Website: www.emergencysms.org.uk.

Nov 112010
 

The reputation of John O’Groats plunged to new depths when it recently scooped the Carbuncle Award for the most dismal place in Scotland.

But the finishing post for many a charity trek from Land’s End has received the green light for a £6.5 million makeover aiming to transform it into a high-class tourist attraction.

Read the full news article on Herald Scotland website: www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/new-start-for-john-o-groats-as-makeover-gets-green-light-1.1067247.

Nov 082010
 

Done the End2End cycle? Then why not post your photos to our flickr photo group. All you need to do is upload your photos like normal to flickr, then add them to www.flickr.com/groups/endtoend-cycle/.

Please remember to geotag your photo, so they will get show up on this map www.flickr.com/groups/endtoend-cycle/pool/map?mode=group.

Nov 082010
 
Retired solicitor John Eatough (63) has completed an epic cycle journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The 1,078-mile journey raised funds for a charity close to his heart, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in Preston, his mother having died from the disease in her mid-30s.

Read the full news article on Clitheroe Today website: www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/clitheroenews/Solicitor-completes-Land39s-End-to.6613189.jp.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/EatsgoesEndtoEnd.

Nov 012010
 

Paul Owen at John O’Groats

A HAMPSHIRE policeman has completed a 936-mile cycle challenge, with only ten days training.

Paul Owen, 42, from Gundleton near Alresford, stepped up at the last minute to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats bike ride, when another team member pulled out. Travelling from the furthest south west point of Great Britain to the extreme north east, Paul battled gale-force winds and driving rain to reach the finish line.

Read the full news article on Daily Echo website: www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8485333.Land___s_End_to_John_O___Groats_bike_ride_for_Hampshire_policeman/.

Make a donation: www.justgiving.com/PaulsStupidRide.

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