Day 9 – Gretna Green to Kendal

Day 9 – Gretna Green to Kendal

Gretna Green
62.19 Miles
5:11 Hours
Light Wind

We were super organised this morning, eating breakfast at 8am so at 9am we could be pedalling away with one goal – get to a pub to watch the game! We planned to go through Shap at 2-3 and watch it there but once we got there we decided we could probably blast it and get to Kendal in good time. In fairness we did make it and heard the first goal go in, but it’s obviously quite a football-town as the pubs were quite rowdy!

We decided to check in and made it to the pub for the second half! Both enjoyed a beverage and watched England qualify for the semi-finals!!

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!

The route was lovely today, a couple of decent climbs but so worth it for the stunning views of Penrith. The farmland is absolutely pristine here – lovely walls across the land. We stopped to take some photos but due to the cloud it just hasn’t done it justice – the views were stunning.

Guess what we’re doing tomorrow – big fat nothing!!! If anyone wants us we’ll be in the pool, the pub or sleeping!!



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In April 2018, we met at work and bonded over our love of bikes and cycling! Within months we planned our first John O’Groats to Lands End together.

Luckily for us, Stewart is an experienced cyclist and has already completed a solo 2500 mile JOGLE. Zoe had been cycling for years, but only started taking cycling more seriously in 2017. Since we met cycling has been better and more adventurous than ever!

As of the 31st of March 2019 we are cycling 24,000 miles around the entire world.


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