Day 18 – Tongue to John o’Groats


We all woke up knowing that today was going to be different from all of the other’s.  For a start there was low cloud.  Cloud, what’s a cloud? A strong wind was also blowing and its direction was not in our favour! We could sense the finish was upon us, even though we still had 25 miles of hills to face before we could enjoy the comfort of a flat ride to the finish line.  With the cloud building we almost thought that we would have to don our waterproofs at some point.  Fortunately the sun came out, but it did little to abate the wind. Just so you get the picture we had to pedal downhill at one point! By the time we reached Thurso for lunch we were ready for a well earned break. After lunch we headed into the back roads where we took it in turns riding side by side. This was so we could shield ourselves from the crosswind and conserve our energy.  Counting down the last few miles the adrenaline started to kick in and the pace started to quicken. With a final left turn and the last few turns of the pedals ‘Team Lejog’ had finally made the 1030 miles to John O’Groats!

6 Responses to “Day 18 – Tongue to John o’Groats”

  1. Fantastic effort to all – really inspiring and one hell of an experience for all of you. Well done!

    Patrick cycling home?

  2. Jan Downward Says:

    Well done, congratulations, amazing! You are all brilliant
    and we look forward to hearing all about your trip.Love Jan D

  3. Malcolm Bird Says:

    Great achievement—well done to the whole team. Malcolm.

  4. Brilliant!! A fantastic achievement, congratulations to you all.

  5. Well done to the whole team-amazing -can’t wait to hear more about your adventure 🙂

  6. Su Lowe Says:

    Congratulation! Can’t imagine how you could cycle so far!! Well done all

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