Just stopped for lunch on our second to last day. Bad weather is due around now with storm wins and rain. I’ve stepped out to do ‘bloody blog’ (said with a Preston accent). The others are settling inside unaware that the rain we have been rushing to avoid has started.
Conditions today have been dry but the first headwind of the JOGLE are affecting morale as much as speed. Signs up along the road today for the Tour of Britain, that is on it’s way
Push to Okehampton where a Travelodge awaits. Only Lenny Henry would be happy to be at a Travelodge.
Not today. Today was a beautiful day out of Shropshire, into Wales and across the Severn to Bristol and on to Chedar at the edge of the Gorge.
Not just the easiest day, the only easy day
Wales was the star. The Wye Valley was breathtaking. We arrived at our campsite as the sun was setting and a hot air balloon was coming to land.
Now here comes the wind and rain.
We have committed our first criminal act of JOGLE 2013. The photo above is stolen! Apparently the John O’Groats sign is privately owned. You have to pay £10 for a photo!
Eating breakfast and getting ready to head down to the start …
The team assembled at Terry’s at 9am and loaded up for the Journey north. Bikes and bags loaded on the Caravan we headed up the M6 in comfort. Pulled up at Milton Fonab near Pitlochry. Chilli dinner washed down with 2 pints of beer. Plan is to complete the last 300 km to Join O Groats tomorrow