Road to Frame - The Adventure Blog
37 Days Until Departure
It's hard to believe, but it’s done already! The time has absolutely flown. 1022 miles travelled down the length of the UK, from John O’ Groats, Scotland to Cornwall, England. 52,537 ft climbed. (Everest is 29,000 feet!!) 88.5 hours on the bike in just over 2 weeks!
What a difference 2 well slept people makes! The sun was shining, the views were stunning and our positivity was much higher than yesterday. Overall this day was just brilliant. At 71 Miles I checked in and asked how Stew was doing - he was good. We both knew we had the mileage in us despite the challenging climbs...yesterday, 20 Miles in we weren’t sure we could deliver 30 nevermind 80!
If it was going wrong, it was going wrong today! Stew didn’t sleep as our hotel room was on the road side so it was noisy with the traffic in Bath. I was far too tired to even notice and slept like a log! Consequently, I woke up refreshed, Stew did not. It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows for me though I have myself a rash - all over my face!
Stew's words this morning were that he thought this would be flat as some of the route was along a river - 3300ft later we’re having lunch 2. It rained for the first time so we’ve been in our water proof jackets. In 5 hours we’d done 33 Miles. Sometimes you’ve just got to stop and eat your way through!! Hot cups of tea, cheese toasties and mammoth sausage rolls are getting us through!
The time in Ludlow was the best!! Poor Stew was run ragged around the town while I caught up with my mum and friends! He dragged the 35kg bike through Ludlow. We visited my mum at work, then as soon as we left, by chance I bumped into my brother casually driving along!
Tonight we have THE BEST host! She’s already done LEJOG and she did it in 8 days! Not only this, but she’s completed numerous Ironman triathlons and, get this - ultra triathlons including a 10 day triathlon where you do an Ironman every single day!
We cycled 75 Miles from Kendal to Wigan - I managed to cycle myself in after about 30 miles and I enjoyed the last 45.
We biked back to the BnB and just chilled with some TV and junk food, slept a bit, went to spoons for a big dinner then returned, packed up and now we’re chilling with chocolate and cycling documentaries.
Crossing the border into England was pretty cool - I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone. We’re halfway already and I feel like I could go on doing this forever!
We’re sure we rolled downhill way more than we climbed! The cycle path was actually very good - the only downside was that it ran alongside the M72 so it was a tad noisy. We arrived in Gretna Green at about 4:30 - plenty of time for a some good pub grub.