Category: Cycle

Some previously unseen photos

Below are some previously unseen photos from the End2End cycle. Thanks so much to Clive for emailing them to me!

I met him on day 8, while cycling from Carlisle to Slaidburn. Then we raced each other, to Land’s End, but both going a different route.

Clive

Team 2011 update

Below are just some of the lads hoping to do the End2End cycle in 2011. Since the cycle is still a good while, away I am sure that some of them will pull put before that.

We’re also starting to look for new sponsors.  Here are some of the reasons you may want to sponsor us:-

  • Your company name and/or logo will go on this website.
  • It will go on our cycling jerseys which will wear every day, while doing the End2End cycle.
  • It’s a good way, to get your name in local new papers.
Gordon, Stamford.
Jonny, Leeds.
Nick, Leeds.
Todd, Peterborough.
Tom
Tom, Peterborough.
Tyler
Tyler, Peterborough.

Planning the 2011 End to End cycle

Team2011. Left to right: Tyler, Dan, Gordon, Tom and Luke.

I had so much fun doing the End to End cycle in August 2009. I have started to planning to do the cycle again, this time for 2011. Yes I know that 2011 is a good while away, but it will give me lots of time to save up money again for it. Also this time, going to get a big group of us going it.

So far at least 4 other people have said they are up for doing it :). They are people that I work with at the Peterborough Greyhound Stadium. How they will be with so many of us wanting to take the time off, all at once I have no idea.

Now I really can’t wait for the summer of 2011. Just hope I have better weather this time!

More news on Team2011 soon…

How much did the cycle cost?

I often get asked just how much the End to End cycle cost me. Here is total cost…. it was… wait for it…. £1,667.85. This does not include the food, which I have still to work out. The cost could have been much less, if I had not got a new bike for the cycle, which set me back £549.99. I also got a GPS for the £323.99, which I could have done the cycle without it, just made things easier since I did not have to get out paper maps all the time.

Also lots of the items below are one off costs. The bike, should do me for at least 5 to 10 years. The GPS, also gets used all the time.  So next time, I do the End to End cycle, means I will only really have to spend money on accommodation and food.

Below is a list of the things I got for doing the End to End cycle and how much they cost.

Item Price Shop
Garmin Edge 705 GPS £323.99 Wiggle
Accommodation £244.90
OS Travel Maps x 5 £24.95
LifeLine Workshop Tool Kit £57.98 Wiggle
Arkel XM45 Extreme Mountain Touring Panniers £146.76 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
LifeLine Stainless Bolts Pack of 4 (M5 12mm) £1.75 Wiggle
Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09 (Colour: Black Size: 19″) £549.99 Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
Shimano PD-M520 Pedals (Black) £30.99 Wiggle
LifeLine Alloy Disc Brake Rear Rack (Black) £21.99 Wiggle
Memory-Map National Cycle Network £19.57
Zipp Carbon Bottle Cage (Carbon Black) £35.20 Wiggle
Camelbak Rain Cover Small/Medium 16 To 25L 11.43 Wiggle
Assos Chamois Cream £9.67 Wiggle
Rema Tip Top TT02 Touring Puncture Repair Outfit £3.29 Wiggle
XM-45 Rain Covers £29.99 Fat Birds Don’t Fly
Las Victory Helmets (54-59cm) £99.99 Wiggle
Cateye Rear Carrier Mounting £2.63 Wiggle
Giro Zero Mitts (Med) £21.99 Wiggle
dhb Clear Windproof Jacket (Small) £30.79 Wiggle

Heart rate data

Below is my heart rate data while doing the End to End cycle in August 2009.

Day/Date

Avg HR (bpm)

Max HR (bpm)
136
181
110
164
111
176
118
162
95
165
115
168
139
169
137
169
126
158
57
85
126
163
Day 13: Welsh Bicknor to Street (Fri 21 Aug 2009)
No data
121
153
127
163
Day 16: Perranporth to Land’s End (Mon 24 Aug 2009)
117
166

Data from Garmin Edge 705.

Full End to End cycle statistics

Below are the End to End cycle statistics in an easy to read table.

Day/Date

Time

Elevation Gain
Min/Max Elevation
Avg speed
Max speed
Distance
05:35:40
1,237
7/167
11.5
35.2
64.23
04:27:40
691
8/263
10.8
32.1
47.99
05:31:22
1,100
-/269
11.4
32.0
63.13
05:02:07
756
-/128
11.6
28.6
58.30
05:35:02
893
9/353
11.4
29.0
63.84
04:01:31
536
6/169
10.2
39
41.11
05:53:21
783
5/305
13.5
28.5
79.73
08:25:01
2,308
26/426
10.6
30.9
89.02
07:46:05
1,617
12/292
11.4
31.8
88.17
06:12:01
1,024
10/316
11.9
32.8
73.64
04:15:46
811
22/237
12.1
33.1
51.38
Day 13: Welsh Bicknor to Street (Fri 21 Aug 2009)
06:12:00
12.0
34.4
74.18
07:01:09
1,486
0/292
11.6
28.9
81.20
06:10:08
1,347
-/374
12.2
30.4
75.17
Day 16: Perranporth to Land’s End (Mon 24 Aug 2009)
03:13:47
809
-/165
12.1
30.1
39.24

Data from Garmin Edge 705.

Key:-

Time: hh/mm/ss
Elevation Gain: metres
Min/Max Elevation: metres
Avg speed: mph
Max speed: mph
Distance: miles

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