Tom with his mate


Tom with his mate

A laugh before the pain Wookey Hole Thursdays ride started with a hill out of Wells followed by going through Wookey Hole by mistake and waiting for us was a 20% + hill about 1mile long.


Exeter 2 Wells


A much better day today a bit cold but sunny and winder in open spaces. The ride was mostly flat 68 mile ride  but we hit a really hard 16% to 18% about 20 miles in called Stafford Hill  a mile long killer. We  hit a couple of more hills after about 60 miles all in all a good day with a couple of good photos.  

We Got Soaked

Our 2nd day ride Looe Exeter it pored down from start to finish, never been so wet and cold. On top of Dartmore we had driving wind, Rain and hale. Not helped by drivers coming speeding passed and socking you we have had good hotels up to now well done Tom. We only got into Exeter very late so once again only a short message Take a look at the picture of us trying to dry our gear in the café at Princetown  Dartmore

Packed and ready

Got all gear packed and ready for the ride, leave for Lands End tomorrow weather not looking good for 1st 4 days and the wind direction changes from SW to NW so we are going be cycling into a head wind. The bike is going  weight a ton with all the gear on its a very heavy bike to start with around 33lbs and both my paniers weigh 13lb each. Good job Ive lost a stone since being knocked of my bike. All I can say is good luck to my legs.

Tuesday 7th May

Yesterday Tuesday  went spinning Kate’s session 10.30 am  just took it nice and easy, Lunch time went for a ride to Denstone and back about 20miles  to make final check on our mapping system in sat navs before our big ride. Mowed the lawns when I got back home glad i did because its raining today. After a quick bath waited for Karen get home from work then we went to Regents theater to watch Blood Brothers not been theater for a long time and we both enjoyed it. So all in all Tuesday quite a busy day but good day.

Today just doing final checks on kit and things to do and get, made myself a list very organized and ticking things of as I go along. Phoned my sister Joan who is making us lunch as we go though Wigan on the middle Sunday 19th May so a big thanks to our Joan.