Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School, Church Road, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9XD, UK

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Wilmcote CofE (Voluntary Aided) Primary School

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Roger Harrison Cycle Ride

Sunday 19 June

We have made it. We arrived in John o' Groats this afternoon after 15 and a half days cycling.

We rode 987 miles, took 81 hours 49 mins, averaged 12.1 mph. Total ascent was 12,500 metres, roughly 1.5 times Mt Everest.

So our daily average was 5 hours 8 mins and 61.7 miles.

Not bad for two oldies. Couldn't have done it without our team support manager, Ingrid.

Great feeling of elation and tiredness. 

Sunday 19 June

Blue sky, calm sea and curious cow ...

Saturday 18 June

Total elation as we reached the top of the last climb over the Grampian mountains. A hard day made tougher by the 20 mph headwind but we're in Inverness and will begin the final last 2 days push in the morning. A great adventure nearing its end..

Friday 17 June

Grey skies but the vibrant colour of the broom in bloom is stunning. Approaching Aviemore battling the elements. Who said we'll have a following wind? Me!!

Thursday 16 June

We have passed through Perth and Pitlochry and climbed up a lot of the hills on the way to Aviemore and Inverness where we hope to be at the end of tomorrow's ride. The smell of wild garlic when passing through some wooded areas and the tumbling streams rivers and waterfalls, full from all the rain, are two of today's joys. All going well despite the weather.

Wednesday 15 June

Tuesday 14 June

Tuesday 14 June 5.50am

Tuesday 14 June 5.38am

Sunday 12 June

We passed halfway today on our route, at Boroughbridge in Yorkshire.

It is an old Roman town on the way north to Hadrian's Wall and they are keen on cycling.

Friday 10 June

Thursday 9 June

A chance to rest weary legs before continuing to Leicester...

Thursday 9 June 2016

Arriving at school for a surprise visit!

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. The tide is out as we cross the Avon at Bristol


Sunday 5 June:  John and I set off as planned on Saturday morning in beautiful weather and have reached Okehampton tonight (Sunday). We've covered 116 miles of our route and the legs are still working well. Crossing the River Tamar from Cornwall into Devon was one of today's  milestones  and the ride across Bodmin Moor was wonderful, despite some of the wild ponies showing that they could run just as fast as us.  The abundant wild flowers along the roadside are glorious and the scenery just beautiful.  Even the many, many hills haven't all been tough.