Author: gsvalentine

Accommodation mainly booked

That’s us just booked all of the accommodation, other than two of places which are fully booked.

Before is the list of places that we will be staying.

Day 0 – Sat, 8th August 2009
John O’Groats – £43.50 for 3 people.

Day 1 – Sun, 9th August 2009
Tongue – £30.

Day 2 – Mon, 10th August 2009
Culrain – No accommodation booked.

Day 3 – Tue, 11th August 2009
Loch Ness – £29.

Day 4 – Wed, 12th August 2009
Glencoe – £32.

Day 5 – Thu, 13th August 2009
Killearn, staying with family.

Day 6 – Fri, 145h August 2009
New Lanark – £32.

Day 7 – Sat, 15th August 2009
Carlisle – £44.

Day 8 – Sun, 16th August 2009
Slaidburn – £31.90.

Day 9 – Mon, 17th August 2009
Chester – £79.80, 2 nights, plus breakfast.

Day 10 – Tue, 18th August 2009
Chester – rest day.

Day 11 – Wed, 19th August 2009
Clun – £27.90.

Day 12 – Thu, 20th August 2009
Welsh Bicknor – £31.90.

Day 13 – Fri, 21st August 2009
Street – £55.80, 2 nights.

Day 14 – Sat, 22nd August 2009
Street – rest day.

Day 15 – Sun, 23rd August 2009
Okehampton – £37.90.

Day 16 – Mon, 24th August 2009
Treyarnon Bay – No accommodation booked.

Day 17 – Tue, 25th August 2009
Land’s End – £53.85 for 3 people.

The total cost for accommodation is £529.55.

Fund raising for the NAS

Our chosen charity for this cycle is the National Autistic Society. A charity set up to champion the rights and interests of over half a million people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

We’re aiming for £700, but any donations are happily welcome.
Please show your support, and donate online at

Ordered OS maps

We have just ordered the following Ordnance Survey maps:-

We have joined the CTC

We have now joined the CTC (Cyclists’ Touring Club).  Since they do a very good End to End cycling pack.

The pack contains three detailed routes for this classic ride.  It also a general information section, which includes guidance on which maps to use to complement the route sheets, advice on training, food and fitness and, most importantly, how to get yourself and bike to/from the start and finish points by train.

More information about the End to End pack, can be found here

Finding the right route…

Hi there, we’re already far into preparation for our cycle and today we joined the Scottish Youth Hostel Association.

We’ve been looking high and low for the best route to go by, but we just can’t seem to settle on the right one.

So we need your help!
Does anyone out there have some advice? Know a good route that we can go by?
Any ideas on the best way to combine 2 weeks of cycling with a good holiday of sight-seeing and fun?

If you have any helpfull advice of suggestions for our little excursion, please post a comment here or send us an email.

Gordon and Mike

We now have a Garmin Edge 705 GPS

We now have a Garmin Edge 705 GPS, which we got from Wiggle, which cost us £323.99. We went for the Garmin Edge 705 MTB Performance Package, which comes with GB mapping for OS/Road content for Great Britain and also a Heart rate monitor chest strap.

If you want to see more details and 3D views visit the UK Garmin Edge minisite here.

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