LEJOG947 – this time it’s personal
It’s less than 12 weeks till LEJOG947 – cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats…. here’s an FAQ of sorts:
1) Isn’t that the wrong way, it’s all downhill if you start in Scotland isn’t it?
No, no it’s not. For one, prevailing winds in the UK are SW so it’s into the wind, for another the day with the most climbs is the first/last day in Cornwall and finally logistically it’s easier to get back from JOG (courier collects bikes, we get a train to Inverness then fly to Bournemouth) and be dropped off in Land’s End.
Finally NO. We start around sea level and end around sea level, don’t be a moron.
I’ve always wanted to do it, having cycled loads my whole life. I wanted to raise some money for CALM and raise the profile of the work they do.
3) Are you staying in hotels each night, that’s not too hard… is it?
Nope, we’re carrying all our own kit and camping. Because we’re bad ass.
3) If I make a donation it’s just paying you to go on a holiday cycling about for 2 weeks right?
Nope EVERY penny goes to CALM or the RNLI, which are our chosen charities – my lead charity is CALM who do great work to promote male mental health issues – every cost has come out of my pocket.
4) I’m broke, can I help in other ways?
Yes, join me on a training ride and encourage me not to lose my way: eat badly, miss training, stay out late etc!
Training is going ok, I’ve clocked up around 600 miles so far this year and have a plan in place, this weekend’s ride was tough but has only toughened my training resolve.
I’ll be posting updates on twitter, instagram and on the donation page.