Wednesday, 17 September 2008


Todays report will be short as I am totally exhausted! When we set out the ride felt like a tour and not a race the first time it has felt like this since day 1. However the day seemed to be mainly uphill - there were sections that were uphill for 6 to 7 miles at an elevation of 4- 7 per cent. Places we went through today were Strachur-Cairndow-Tarbet - Crianlarich - Tyndrum - Bridge of Orchy - across Rannmch Moor - down through Glen Coe to our nights stop at Balluchulish. The road surface was very bad shaking us badly. Mileage 100 - average speed 12.4 - top speed 29.8 - calories burned 5675. The picture is a view of Loch Fyne at about the 12 mile point.


Ros said...

Keep it up guys. The worst is behind you (I hope) and the end is in sight.
I'm so proud of you and so are all your colleagues.

Love Ros xx

Durhamlad said...

So are your mates! Yes you all have one each. WELL DONE LADS

Anonymous said...

Only two more days to go!!!!

The Coastie said...

you've turned the corner enjoy the last leg. sorry i can't be there to cheer you over the finish line but we will be thinking of you all and congratulating you from afar.
WELL done guys

Anonymous said...

As you cross the finish line, imagine a stadium full of people cheering you on as if you've scored the winning goal in the FA Cup final for your favourite team, or that you have won the Tour De France (more relevant!), this is the sound that I'm sure we all wish we could be there making for all of you, giving you that final bit of encouragement before you rest at the finish line!!!

Dave you have done a wonderful job looking after them all, ensuring they are safe and have a place to stay!!!!
Many congratulations for finishing probably the hardest challenge yet, the last 100 miles!!!