Alex and I rode down to the start line at Lands End with Gerry and Jim. The others followed a few mins later. Weather was rubbish but we made the best of it. Got the obligatory photos done and then Alex and I rode the first mile with the lads.
We headed back to campsite, dried off, packed up and headed off to the next site with a brief trip via Tesco for a few supplies (sadly not wine!).
As we neared the next site I felt sorry for the lads as the rain got heavier and the hills got steeper, I drove the last few miles getting no higher than 3rd gear! The site is lovely too, we have been very lucky so far.
If the weather picks up we are heading to the Eden project tomorrow.
Well day 1 is over, we made it!
After yesterday’s stunning weather, expectations were high for more good weather. Sadly not, I was woken up @ 5 by the rain when we got down to Lands End it was that fine rain that gets you wet really quickly and it pretty much stayed with us all day.
The route we used was one found on the internet and had obviously been done by people with bikes suitable for off road as some of it was a bit RAF!
We had expected hills but not these ones or the quantity, a friend Marcus described the landscape as being like corrugated iron – a spot on description.
We stopped off in Truro for a pasty – mega and then cracked on with the climbs.
So after a few mishaps with the sat navs, some cracking pasty’s and a lot of hills we made it to Lanlivery but struggled to find the campsite damn technology! Found it in the end though.
Now ready for a beer – none in the van though
2883 calories burned off
1388m of climbing
Weather spot on tonight Calm before the storm???
Cards are now stamped ready for tomorrow – yipee
The journey begins, this does not bode well!!
The big day is looming! (3 Sleeps) Oh dear what have we done??
Thought it best to have one good bottle of red before we set off – 10 days till the next one! Some would actually ask, is that a harder challenge than doing LeJog?!