I thought we were starting at Lands End…

Yep, that’s right…there’s been a change of plan! After Jer spent a couple of training rides with his head into the wind, it suddenly occurred that it might be worth looking at the long range forecast to check the wind direction as it’s proving a real energy sapper. Turns out that it’s looking better to cycle in the opposite direction and start from John O’Groats. So we’re off to the Highlands…and what’s more, we’ve decided to go up this Saturday (7th) instead of setting off next Tuesday as planned. There’s nothing like a bit of spontaneity! A quick get together on Monday night and we’ve worked out the first five days ride and booked the accommodation as well. Phew! It’s going to take a couple of days up to John O’Groats and the big ride starts on Monday (9th). A big thank you in advance to the Welldens for putting us up on Saturday night.

Aside from last minute change of plan, Jer’s training has been going really, really well. In the final lead up to the challenge, Jer decided to put in long rides every other day to build some endurance strength. Most of these have been over 40 miles including a 50 mile cycle this morning. And he’s still averaging between 12-14 miles an hour – exactly on target for the challenge. There’s one more ride planned for Friday and that’s it until the big day!

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