Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together….?
I know that I’ve been badged as being unrealistic in the past, when I’ve been quite adamant that I won’t always need support.
However, I hadn’t anticipated being able to return to cycling, perhaps not in the way that I’d become accustomed to but, even on a recumbent trike it’s still cycling, in the sense that you still have to sit and turn those pedals.
If anything it’s harder on a trike, for the simple reason that you are seated the whole time, you can’t get out of the saddle to stand on the pedals and use your body weight to climb a hill or, sprint for a sign or, the finish line.
Now how unrealistic am I…?
2020 saw my brother-in-law, Ian Richard Sanders who 4 years ago suffered a heart attack and I, achieve some quite spectacular goals including, cycling three different Coast to Coast challenges, those being: –
· Morcombe to Scarborough achieving 140 miles in just 3 days;
· Ilfracombe to Plymouth achieving 109 miles in just 2 days;
· Whitehaven to Whitley Bay, Tynemouth achieving 107.5 in just 2 days finishing the day before Christmas Eve;
We’ve also cycled many hundreds of miles to different places, including cycling 78.2 miles to Drayton Manor and back on multiple occasions, 123.35 miles to the coastal town of Aberystwyth along with many rides around the Cotswolds, also with countless trips to the Tissington Trail near Ashbourne, Sandwell Park and, we’ve also cycled multiple trips over the highest point in the Midlands, Clee Hill on route to Craven Arms in Shropshire.
From June 25th – July 10th Ian Richard Sanders and I, supported by another person yet to be agreed will be taking on the JOGLE, cycling from John ‘O’ Groats to Lands-end which, equates to somewhere in the region of 900 miles.
Are we crazy – probably
Is it achievable – absolutely
Accommodation en-route is booked, the route is planned which, in no particular order is attached.
I say no particular order because, each time that I’ve tried to attach the route I’ve had a slight technology glitch.
As you’ll see from the attached it’s still a bloody long way.
I’m so excited…