Day 7 – Lincoln to Peterborough

Sunday 24th July – Lincoln to Peterborough

Set off at 10.30. I’m gradually getting earlier. Big hill out of the city then the road settled down to a series long gentle climbs followed by equally gentle downhills. Read more

Day 6 – York to Lincoln

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Friday 22nd July – York to Lincoln

Left later than I wanted to. Again. Enjoying the posh hotel room. Decided I would try and make it to Lincoln. Although at over 70 miles away I thought it might be a bit much. Read more

Hospitality at The Royal York Hotel

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Dinner, Bed & Breakfast on the House

My bike and I spent a very comfortable night at The Royal York Hotel last night. Read more

Day 5 – Darlington to York

Friday 22nd July – Darlington to York

A good day’s cycling on fairly flat roads. Made good time to York with the prospect of a bed in a very nice hotel. For nowt. Read more

Day 4 – Newcastle to Darlington

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Thursday 21st July – Newcastle to Darlington

Shoes are beginning to get a bit smelly from much sweaty pedalling, so I picked up some shoe spray stuff before breakfast. An invaluable snippet of information I think. Read more

Day 3 – Alnwick to Newcastle

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Wednesday 20th July – Alnwick to Newcastle

After breakfast I went shopping and bought a smaller scale map. This one should cover me for most of the next couple of days. Read more

Day 2 – Berwick to Alnwick

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Tuesday 19th July – Berwick upon Tweed to Alnwick

Brad and I rose bleary-eyed and half-heartedly attempted to eat the enourmous fry up placed in front of us. Read more

First Day – Edinburgh to Berwick

Monday 18th July – Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed

Feeling a bit nervous as I made the final tweaks to my packing and loaded the bike. However, the weather was good, much better than forecast.

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I’m in the Paper!

15 Jul 2011 4 Comments

Some great publicity today. The Herald have done a good piece on my trip in the sports section of all places.

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Sponsorship from the George Hotel

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I was very pleasantly surprised to receive great support from the general manager of the George Hotel David Welch and the executive chef Stewart Jarvie. Stewart, a cyclist too, sold my adventure to David to great effect.

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